Eddie Schwartz, the new - and first - chief security officer of RSA, says the IT security provider hit by a sophisticated advanced-persistent-threat attack in March is focusing internal security on efforts to reduce the time an intruder can go undetected.
Security teams need to look at the controls they have put in place in their organization and question whether they are shifting risky behavior to different areas and perpetuating problems, says Intel CISO Malcolm Harkins.
A key factor in minimizing the risk of a breach when working with business associates is to provide these partners with the minimum amount of information they need to perform their services, says security expert Brian Lapidus.
The new virtualization guidance issued by the PCI Security Standards Council urges organizations to take a risk-based approach when dealing with virtualization methods, especially within cardholder data environments.
The release of the list coincides with the issuance of the Common Weakness Scoring System that allows software makers to identify vulnerabilities in their programs and buyers to determine software they acquire is secure.