Regulators push tougher cybersecurity measures. But the challenge for smaller organizations isn't compliance - it's budgets. Wendy Nather of 451 Research defines the 'Security Poverty Line' and what to do about it.
"Satisfying a court order is heavy lifting," says Greg Thompson of Scotia Bank. "The cost and risks of outsourcing this service with regards to the number of litigations we are dealing with has skyrocketed."
Veterans Affairs may have been biased when it awarded last year a high-bid, $133 million IT security services contract to the incumbent provider, the consultancy Booz Allen Hamilton, a VA inspector general audit contends.
The federal "wall of shame" tally of major healthcare information breaches now lists 380 incidents affecting more than 18 million individuals. Meanwhile, yet another class action lawsuit has been filed in the wake of a breach.
The information security job market is evolving into highly specialized areas, says Eugene Spafford, noted professor at Purdue University. So, how must students now prepare themselves for these new career paths?
A key component of any breach response preparation effort is to make certain that all staff members are trained in who to contact within the organization about a security incident "even if they are not sure whether it's a breach," says Dawn Morgenstern, privacy official at the Walgreens national drugstore chain.
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