Information security isn't just the domain of those branded information security professionals but also requires the knowledge of nearly every other IT occupation as well as individuals in many non-technology jobs, too.
The CISO role is evolving. But for that role to be truly recognized throughout the organization, security professionals need to make some improvements. Read on to find out how to be an influential CISO.
British Columbia Institute of Technology has notified students, faculty and staff that a computer server containing personal medical information of 12,680 individuals was accessed by an unauthorized party.
Two servers that have protected hundreds of thousands of Internet users will be shuttered early next week, meaning that a number of people won't be able to access the Internet. But for most users, the event will go unnoticed. Here's why.
A single stolen storage drive triggered a federal investigation that found Alaska's Department of Health and Human Services did not have adequate policies and procedures in place to safeguard electronic protected health information.
While the overall numbers seem relatively small when the entire universe of cyber incidents is considered, they suggest the IT systems that control the critical infrastructure America's economy and society rely on to function are increasingly at risk.
People receiving IT security graduate degrees are highly educated, but as the Center for Internet Security's William Pelgrin says, "We have a deficit of those individuals who can pick up the ball and run with it very quickly." He's doing something about that.
HIPAA compliance audits will continue next year after the results of this year's pilot program are analyzed, a federal official confirms. And the protocol for the audits could be refined based on the pilot.
"Without combining relevant data sets impacting the network, security professionals will fail in characterizing threats and targeted intruder activity," says Ed Stoner, a senior Carnegie Mellon researcher.
Learning how alleged fraudsters hacked systems and traded in stolen credit- and debit-card numbers can help organizations take steps to protect their customers' and stakeholders' sensitive information.
In the wake of the Supreme Court ruling, security and privacy leaders need to forge ahead with initiatives that were left in limbo while the court weighed the constitutionality of the healthcare reform law.
The story on how the FBI built its case against Jarand Moen Romtveit in an international carding sting gives IT security practitioners valuable insights on how one individual works in the murky world of hacking.