2011 has offered quite a number of tough lessons for security professionals. Here at (ISC)2, where security education is our focus, the close of another year raises the old teacher's question: "What have we learned, class?"
Bank of America, a pioneer in mobile banking, says mobile is hot, but it also opens financial institutions to unknown risks. What proactive steps should banks and credit unions take to ensure they're ready?
To win support for information security spending, IT security professionals need to refine how they make their case to senior executives, says Christopher Paidhrin, security compliance officer at PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center. Here's how.
A wave of security breaches serves as a catalyst for all types of organizations to assess the need for cyber insurance. Here's the story of one institution that saw the threat and took out a $10 million policy.
Winning senior executive support for information security spending requires "a solid business case of justifications," says Christopher Paidhrin, security compliance officer at PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center.
Bank of America's Keith Gordon says securing the mobile channel is much like securing any other banking channel: Controlling risks requires layers of security and controls. But educating customers plays a key security function, too.
Improving mobile device security is one of the top information security priorities for the coming year, according to our new Healthcare Information Security Today survey. And that's not surprising, given the recent surge of interest in tablets, smart phones and other mobile devices.
Improving regulatory compliance efforts is the No. 1 information security priority for healthcare organizations in the year ahead. That's a key finding of the inaugural Healthcare Information Security Today survey.
Medtronic's announcement that it's launching an "in-depth risk/benefit analysis" following an "ethical hack" of one of its insulin pumps is good news. We hope that Medtronic and all other medical device manufacturers launch long-overdue, aggressive efforts to improve medical device safeguards.
What fraud and security issues does Paul Smocer, the new president of BITS, see as being top concerns in the coming year? Mobile payments, social media, and a strong need for institutions and organizations to comply with existing guidance top the list.
Facial recognition, arguably, is the technology that most threatens individual privacy online, and that's on the mind of Senate Commerce Committee Chairman Jay Rockefeller, who has asked the FTC to report on its growing use.