The Small Business Guide to Information Security

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Information Technology Blog - - The Small Business Guide to Information Security - Information Technology Blog. Information security is a major issue in the business world, and security breaches cost businesses millions of dollars per year.

10 New Information Security Roles for the Digitization Era

CEB IT

High demand and a limited pool of people with the right skills and experience make information security staffing a perennial challenge. Further complicating things is the fact that information security teams have not yet adapted to their changing role in digitizing companies.

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3 Ways to Protect Firms’ Information Security as they Digitize

CEB IT

The way companies create, sell, and market products, and run the operations to do so, is increasingly based on the use of technology and digital information (see chart 1), and this trend of digitization will only continue more quickly across the next five years.

IT Infrastructure: 3 Steps to Respond to Today’s Information Security Concerns

CEB IT

In fact, the security group is the only part of the infrastructure function where staffing levels are increasing. Blog Collaborate Across the Organization Information and Data Risk Management Information Technology IT Infrastructure

Information Security Budgets: More Money and More Staff, But Growth Finally Slowing

CEB IT

Information security functions have become far more important to their companies in the past decade, and that’s reflected in how the resources they’re allocated has grown and grown. Security Staffing and Budget Increases.

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Is Information Security the Right Profession for Me?

Linux Academy

Wondering if information security is the right profession for you? I’ve been working in information security for many years and have had the opportunity to fill a variety of roles. First off, there are many different jobs within information security.

2015 National Chief Information Security Officer Survey

Cloud Musings

Recent cases have highlighted identity theft, the loss of personal financial data, and the disclosure of sensitive national security information. The executive in the hot seat for preventing these failures is the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO).

IDG Contributor Network: 3 new information security jobs for the digital enterprise

Network World

The responsibilities of information security are rapidly changing as enterprises digitize. In this new context, information security is expected to take a strategic role by helping business leaders understand the security implications of their digital strategies; support a quicker pace of technology exploitation and experimentation; and govern a larger, more varied project portfolio.

IDG Contributor Network: To improve information security, enterprises and government must share information

Network World

Information security is forever weaved into our daily lives. From the massive data breaches impacting Target, Yahoo and Anthem to IoT-powered DDoS attacks that take down substantial portions of the internet for extended periods of time, information security impacts everyone.

IDG Contributor Network: How to build a thriving information security function despite the talent shortage

ComputerWorld IT Management

It seems that the industry has reached a nearly unanimous conclusion about a key essential for tight information security -- people. You don't have to look at online job postings for long to recognize that most of the posted IT jobs relate to information security, with employers attempting to fill many such positions to shore up their cybersecurity posture. As an example, following a major security breach at the U.S.

Information Risk: 3 Threat Management Trends to Keep an Eye On

CEB IT

Although the threat management tools and techniques available to chief information security officers (CISOs) have also improved, this still leaves much to do. CISOs in CEB’s networks are focused on three shifts in particular at the moment.

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Information Risk: Bug Bounties Have Gone Mainstream

CEB IT

As the trickle of companies incorporating digitalization into their corporate strategy turns into a flood, information security professionals are warning anyone who’ll listen about the vast array of products and services that may contain critical vulnerabilities in their software.

IDG Contributor Network: The devil is in the details: The importance of tight processes to strong information security

ComputerWorld IT Management

Have you ever pulled a policy or procedure down from the internet, changed a few things and called it your own? If not, you are probably one of a small minority. Most of us have done this from time to time, and building on the work of another (assuming of course that it is not copyrighted) is a good way to start, as long as you make the proper adjustments to meet your specific needs. Therein, however, lies the problem. .

How OPM Could Have Avoided the Data Breach

CTOvision

Recently, a data breach at the Office of Personnel Management ( OPM ) demonstrated once again the vulnerability of data and how even when an organization has seemingly deployed the right tools, security holes can be exploited to gain access to highly sensitive information. This includes highly sensitive records about individuals with clearances and even information that could expose those living undercover.

Prepare for The Cyber Threat : What Executives Need to Know to Manage Risk

CTOvision

Available data suggest that 84% of corporations have malware on their networks. Conducting a holistic review of the organization to identify areas of vulnerability and improve network security is a proactive measure that no organization should overlook. By Matt Southmayd.

Sources of cyber intelligence from governments and academia

CTOvision

Cyber intelligence is a growing discipline in the cybersecurity community, providing important information for cyber defenders in enterprises large and small. This very likely includes an array of external information sources that will include threat news, listings of IP addresses that are known to be associated with malicious sites, information on malicious code, and a variety of other threat information feeds. Striving to make cyber security understandable by people.

Patient Portal Puts a Spotlight on Secure Messaging

CTOvision

Stage 2 requires expanded use of patient portals, as well as implementation of secure messaging, allowing patients to exchange information with physicians regarding their health care. Secure Messaging Requires Authentication and Secure Networks. Network Security.

Internet Two Seeks Chief Cyberinfrastructure Security Officer

CTOvision

Chief Cyberinfrastructure Security Officer. Position Summary: The Internet2 Chief Cyberinfrastructure Security Officer (CCSO) is the leader responsible for establishing the cyberinfrastructure security strategy and direction for Internet2′s global infrastructure programs. The CCSO provides leadership for the Internet2 cyber security program through strong working relationships and collaboration across the staff and community, including policy and operational areas.

Why CISOs Need Cloud to Secure the Network

CEB IT

This type of connected employee, while a boon to the organization, can be a nightmare to the chief information security officer (CISO). Martha is not only exposing critical data to unknown networks while using WiFi services in public spaces, she is also exposing her company's network to possible threat exposures through external websites. In a modern cloud-centric digital business, the need to access information anywhere and everywhere is a top priority.

Catelas: Next-Generation ‘Relationship Forensics’ Software

CTOvision

Catelas is a solution on the market today that maps out large communications networks. Analytical Tool Companies Company Catelas FCPA Financial Services Information security The software''s unique value is its ability to automatically identify the people that matter in any dataset – a specific case (collected data) or across the entire company (log files or email meta-data).

Symantec Government Symposium 11 March 2014 at the Renaissance Hotel Washington DC

CTOvision

By Bob Gourley DC seems to have a cyber security related event every week. Here are details from the invite: Don’t miss this exciting opportunity to join 1500 IT leaders and innovators on March 11 to collaborate and discuss the top issues in IT security and management.

The Security Innovation Network Showcase: 3-4 Dec in DC

CTOvision

We have been long-term supporters of the Security Innovation Network (SINET) and believe this group plays an important role in being a catalyst for innovation around enterprise cyber security. This event helps highlight emerging technologies with potential dramatic positive impact on enterprise missions and also helps advance the exchange of ideas around mission needs and concepts of operation on enterprise cyber security. 7 hours Networking and Networking Reception.

InfoSec Policies and Standards: Some strategic context for those just diving into this world

CTOvision

Organizations are giving more priority to development of information security policies, as protecting their assets is one of the prominent things that needs to be considered. So an organization makes different strategies in implementing a security policy successfully. An information security policy provides management direction and support for information security across the organization. Policies can be enforced by implementing security controls.

IDG Contributor Network: Information security priorities for Trump's administration

Network World

Emphasize that information security applies to all agencies. Ideally, a cabinet meeting for all new secretaries should be held within three months of the inauguration to underscore that information security is essential for all agencies to complete their missions. Even secretaries whose agencies are not typically associated with either information security or IT need to be included.

The Importance of an Online Encryption Policy

CTOvision

IBM’s latest Cyber Security Intelligence index report shows that: 1.5 There is a 12% year-to-year increase in security events to educate and inform organizations. There are 91,765,453 security events annually. It covers the systematic data management of the company and can also be referred to as information security policy standards when working in an on-premise, cloud, or a hybrid-computing environment.

Enterprise Meets Consumer Security: Exploring Approaches To Protect Employees At Home

Forrester's Customer Insights

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How Should CIOs Handle More Cybersecurity Regulations?

The Accidental Successful CIO

As our companies understand the importance of information technology and acquire more and more valuable information, the bad guys keep trying to find ways to break in and steal customer credit card and personal information.

Zero Trust Goes Mainstream In Europe

Forrester's Customer Insights

In addition, general awareness of the Zero Trust security model is much lower in Europe than in the US. age of the customer information security network security security & risk security information & event management (SIEM) zero trust

IDG Contributor Network: Security talent management for the digitization era

Network World

Stiff competition for talent and a limited pool of security specialists make information security staffing a perennial challenge. Complicating this is the fact that security has not yet adapted to its changing role as organizations digitize. Now more than ever, information security leaders need to understand the new business environment and adapt how they hire, compete for and manage talent for the digital era.

How Certifications Can Help You Land a Position | Hacking In to Cybersecurity

Linux Academy

The blogs will consist of introducing you to some techniques you can use to help to land a security position, as well as covering some concepts that anyone considering joining the career field should know about. Every day the bad guys get just a little stronger, adding more and more people and crafting more and more attacks that the Security industry just simply cannot keep up with. For individuals coming from outside the IT industry , I recommend Network+ in addition to Security+.

Data-Centric Security and Zero Trust Architecture:

CTOvision

It’s been nearly ten years since John Kindervag first published a paper recommending what he called the “zero trust” model of information security. The time had come, he announced, to abandon the idea of unbreakable network perimeters, and to deal with the reality that intruders will inevitably find their way into protected networks. Cyber Security Disruptive IT information technology National security

The Self-Licking Ice Cream Cone of Misery for S&R Pro’s Starts with Start Ups

Forrester's Customer Insights

cybersecurity information security network security security & riskOver the last 2 weeks I have been at the annual shenanigan bonanza that is RSA. I was invited to sit on a “Shark Tank” panel for emerging technology start-ups in Miami, FL. In the span of two weeks I went from seeing the big, well-established companies, who have massive marketing budgets and millions of […].

The Era of Security Breaches

CIO Dashboard

A full 85% of all data-related security breaches today are masterminded by organized crime, according to a 2010 Verizon Data Breach research report. Security experts are warning of a rise in spear phishing attacks. Guest post by Gary Loveland and Nalneesh Gaur.

IDG Contributor Network: Top 5 InfoSec concerns for 2017

Network World

Each and every day, it seems, the tech community wakes up to news of another attack on data security and privacy. As IT professionals, we spend our days working to the best of our knowledge and ability to keep company information secure. Cloudbleed , WannaCry, ransomware , hackers. Some days, however, when news of new attacks hit, it can feel like we’ll never get ahead. As soon as we learn one method of protection, the hackers have invented a new workaround.

IDG Contributor Network: The future of security: A combination of cyber and physical defense

Network World

To protect people from these combined cyber and physical threats, information security experts and law enforcement, which traditionally handles physical security, will have to share strategies. Also on Network World: The IoT is uranium + After all, the boundaries between cyber and physical attacks are already blurring. Our increasingly connected world gives hackers even more ways to exploit technology for malicious purposes.

How Microsoft Word “Protected View” Stops Information Leaks

Perficient Data & Analytics

Microsoft Word has long offered support for loading images and templates over the network. This often means that the document will look incomplete, because the user is only able to see a preview of the document without any of the content that is linked to a network location.

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How to close up the holes in your network

Network World

While they enjoy cloud benefits, many in IT still feel challenged to fully secure the new platform. There might be one or more cloud services linking to your corporate and partner network, all being accessed by both mobile and traditional users. How can you enforce internal policies and industry compliance mandates when there’s no longer an identifiable network perimeter? The cloud is now a mainstream IT platform.

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Information Risk: Embrace Diversity if You Want to Solve Your Talent Crisis

CEB IT

Companies’ information security teams are under more demand than ever and, worse, they need to staff a host of new roles to cope with that demand. To counteract this, information security managers should communicate openings more broadly both internally and externally.

Next Generation Access and Zero Trust

Forrester's Customer Insights

A few years ago, the concepts of micro-segmentation and micro-perimeters for Zero Trust were championed by Jon Kindervag, and he showed us how those concepts and their technologies could enable a more secure enterprise. Once those concepts and their associated best practices hit the street, organizations from VMWare to Cisco and Palo Alto Networks quickly […].

IDG Contributor Network: How CISOs should address their boards about security

Network World

There are two times you might have to talk to your organization’s board of directors about security: before a breach and after. That should mean the board wants to talk with you, the CISO, to learn firsthand what your department is doing to mitigate information security threats. Also on Network World: How to survive in the CISO hot seat +. Be sure you’ve had the former before you need to have the latter.

IDG Contributor Network: Hired guns: The rise of the virtual CISO

Network World

Having someone who knows how to lead the charge in identifying and analyzing threats, creating strategic security plans and ensuring compliance requires the right level of expertise. Also on Network World: Why you need a CSO/CISO + The Information Systems Security Association spoke of a “missing generation” in information security, pointing to an estimated 300,000 to 1 million vacant cybersecurity jobs.

IDG Contributor Network: Third-party vendors -- your weakest link?

ComputerWorld IT Management

Now, imagine Anne taking a job as an information security consultant, reviewing security and risk for a medium-sized corporation. As such, I can confirm that they are often the easiest approach to breaching the security of a company. I have reviewed a number of providers with reasonable security and risk management programs of their own, but more often I have found their programs to be weak, or even laughable.

IDG Contributor Network: How to avoid falling for the W-2 phishing scam

Network World

Multiple times each year, LinkedIn feeds and information security forums light up with examples of the latest and greatest versions of phishing attacks. While this blog is nominally mine, I don’t come up with ideas in a vacuum. This article on W-2 scams sprung from a conversation I had with my colleague Steve Williams, who ended up being my co-author. Check out more about him at the end of this piece.