The U.S. government is circulating a draft document of seven high-level categories detailing tasks, skills and job titles of IT security occupations that should help organizations to architect more effectively their staffs to safeguard data and systems.
Giving back to the community. It's a civic responsibility, says Dan Waddell of Tantus Technologies. But it's also a necessity to help raise cyber awareness. Waddell explains how security pros can give back.
Improving regulatory compliance efforts is the No. 1 information security priority for healthcare organizations in the year ahead. That's a key finding of the inaugural Healthcare Information Security Today survey.
IT security practitioners should understand why the bits, bytes and network connections - the technologies - are important to their organization's goals. Ignorance of the mission, for IT security folks, isn't bliss.
Medtronic's announcement that it's launching an "in-depth risk/benefit analysis" following an "ethical hack" of one of its insulin pumps is good news. We hope that Medtronic and all other medical device manufacturers launch long-overdue, aggressive efforts to improve medical device safeguards.
Facial recognition, arguably, is the technology that most threatens individual privacy online, and that's on the mind of Senate Commerce Committee Chairman Jay Rockefeller, who has asked the FTC to report on its growing use.
"The CRMA will give us a heightened awareness of our responsibility in not just evaluating operational or compliance risks, but understanding strategic risks to the business," says Denny Beran of J.C. Penney.
The growing IT security profession - which shows virtually no unemployment, according to government data - remains the domain of white and Asian men with a scarcity of women, African Americans and Latinos.