Tag: information security

C

Cybersecurity’s evolving role in innovation and IT today

Cybersecurity is now synonymous with information technology (IT). IT has become pervasive in our daily lives in everything from healthcare to banking. Not only is IT ubiquitous, the innovation it breeds is increasingly disruptive and for every new application, service or solution, information security is now a must-have. Because society is networked to a degree beyond what many realize, the concept of “security by design” is mandatory from both a safety and trust perspective. It must also be implemented in a way that won’t sacrifice usability. Today’s digital strategy requires security to be integrated in a transparent manner so, at

C

Cyberattacks Are Inevitable — Until We Stop Playing The Blame Game

As organizations around the world begin to take cybersecurity threats more seriously, large-scale attacks like the recent breach of a major credit reporting agency seem to be happening more frequently. At the same time, there’s increased focus on who’s responsible for security vulnerabilities. The aforementioned Equifax attack exposed the personal data of as many as 143 million Americans, triggered a lawsuit by the state of Massachusetts as well as at least 50 class-action suits, Federal Trade Commission and FBI investigations and questions from a Senate oversight committee. Also in September, one of the world’s largest accounting firms was hit by

S

Sensors, Vulnerabilities, and Data Protections

Many of us find ourselves with multiple gadgets – in our pockets, our homes, our cars, our offices – and these gadgets are increasingly built to talk to each other, often automatically and invisibly. Camera phones upload straight to the Web and connect through WiFi and Bluetooth to unseen computer networks; the printer next to your desk can suddenly start printing out documents sent from a branch office on the other side of the world, and our cars automatically pull down information from the sky on the latest traffic and weather conditions. Even common documents (licenses, passports, payment cards) that

I

It’s Time To Think Of Cybersecurity As A Business Enabler

Last year, CIO, CSO and PricewaterhouseCoopers released a new Global State of Information Security survey, which polled more than 10,000 executives from 127 countries about IT security. The results were a mixed bag, with security incidents up 38% over 2014 but corresponding budgets rising only 24%. The survey reflected broad thinking about how companies are trying to defend themselves from hackers as well as employees, the most often cited sources of security compromises. But despite the continued growth in hacks and other security incidents, there were some important signs that security threats aren’t being taken seriously enough at the executive

N

No assurance of security, even for company intranets

Zero trust may be the sole solution While visiting various parts of the United States in August, I came away with the impression that major changes had occurred in the ways society reacts to cyber security. Previously, such concerns had typically focused on the leaking of credit card numbers, and countermeasures that mainly involved halting use of cards with those numbers, and the issuing of new cards. A headache—to be sure—but one that involved damage that was manageable. More recently, however, troubles have involved a lot more than the simple theft of data. Now, information such as the content of

Do NOT follow this link or you will be banned from the site!