To win support for information security spending, IT security professionals need to refine how they make their case to senior executives, says Christopher Paidhrin, security compliance officer at PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center. Here's how.
Most organizations remain uncomfortable in letting their employees use their own mobile devices to access their IT systems. Yet, in many instances, those charged with securing their enterprises' IT understand that it's just a matter of time before they must grant workers permission to employ those devices.
Unfortunately, says Ken Vander Wal, most organizations have done little to address security in their policies and procedures regarding BYOD, which is changing the ways companies address user behavior and risk.
NICE's Ernest McDuffie says a proposed cybersecurity workforce framework represents a consensus of government thought on how best to define the jobs, skills and tasks needed to secure information technology.
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.