Gartner's Tom Scholtz doesn't see a shortage of technically skilled IT security practitioners. But he perceives a dearth of infosec pros who truly understand how security links to an enterprise's business goals.
Gartner's Peter Firstbrook, to illustrate the vulnerability of IT systems, cites research that pegs at about 400 days the average time a targeted virus remains undetected on a computer. And, he says, that doesn't speak highly of the current offerings from security vendors.
Georgia Tech Research Institute is beta testing a malware intelligence system that research scientist Chris Smoak contends will help corporate and government security officials share information about the attacks they confront.
What are the top challenges with the bring-your-own-device trend? Stephen Midgley, vice president of global marketing at Absolute Software, says the top issue is organizations not knowing where their data is located.
As BYOD continues to become more commonplace, mobile application risk management aids in identifying the risks on those devices and implementing policy to protect enterprise data, says Domingo Guerra, president and founder of Appthority.