The recent data breaches at Epsilon and Sony should send a chilling message to privacy officers everywhere. "You can't prepare enough," says Kirk Herath, chief privacy officer of Nationwide Insurance Companies.
One of the unexpected impacts of the global economic crisis is that many organizations have lost their business resiliency, says Lyndon Bird, director of The Business Continuity Institute, headquartered in the U.K.
The threat landscape has evolved dramatically over the past several years, and now it's time for healthcare security leaders to step up and meet the new challenges involved with securing critical data.
A key factor in ensuring that information technology is available in the wake of a disaster is cross-training IT staff to handle multiple roles, says Terrell Herzig, information security officer at UAB Medicine.
The Unisys Security Index shows growing public anxiety about Internet security. Unisys CISO Patricia Titus wonders how restless the public would be if the poll was conducted after revelations of breaches at RSA, Epsilon and Sony....
Big brother isn't the relation the government sees itself portraying in developing the National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace. Uncle Sam has a more avuncular role in mind, giving advice and serving as a role model.
"On a global basis, countries are recognizing that they need a uniform commercial code, if you will, for data - a unified approach for managing IT infrastructure services," says Marlin Pohlman of the Cloud Security Alliance.