FaceBook, Twitter, LinkedIn -- Social-networking sites are now used both as recruitment tools for new talent and as screening sites for potential employees. As such, information security professionals should be careful to cultivate the right image on these and other popular sites.
Tough times require "softer" leaders.
This is the perspective of careers coach Heidi Kraft, who says that today's senior leaders need to focus more on emotional intelligence and other "soft" qualities to be able to better recruit and retain quality employees.
In an exclusive interview, Kraft discusses:
A new online Master of Science in Information Security degree program has been developed by Georgia Tech to address the growing demand for qualified information security professionals both within the government and the private sector.
Los Alamos National Laboratory has spent $45 million to secure its classified computer network over seven years, according the GAO, yet significant weaknesses remain in safeguarding its classified computer network.
When Anne Marie Staley first became a business continuity/disaster recovery (BC/DR) professional, many organizations minimized the role.
Times clearly have changed. In this post-9/11 world, BC/DR functions have emerged to play critical roles in protecting organizations from natural, man-made and pandemic...
Know what scares security expert John Pescatore the most? The image of a remote employee sitting a home office or public setting, plugging into an unsecured network, accessing critical data via a personal laptop or PDA.
Organizations have never had so many security risks in so many remote locations, says Pescatore,...
Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) is a topic of interest throughout an organization - and increasingly at the board of director level.
But how does a security leader engage the board on ERM - and keep it engaged?
Governance, risk and compliance - GRC - are priorities for information security leaders of all organizations. And these priorities have only been underscored by the economic recession and elevated scrutiny of businesses and government agencies.
The fall flu season has begun in the U.S., and the news each day is filled with stories about H1N1 (swine flu) outbreaks at schools and businesses. But how bad is the outbreak? Is it on a par with a typical flu season? Far better or far worse?
For the fourth time in a year, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has extended the enforcement deadline for state-chartered credit unions and non-banking entities covered by the Identity Theft Red Flags Rule.
We all can see the technological and market forces converging to necessitate and enable electronic healthcare records.
But how does this transition impact privacy and compliance within an organization? What are the ramifications for IT and security departments?
Kim Singletary, Solutions Marketing for McAfee,...
Increased demand during a severe pandemic could exceed the capacities of Internet providers' access networks for residential users and interfere with teleworkers in the securities market and other sectors, the Government Accountability Office says.
Army Biometrics Taskforce Director Myra Gray sees biometrics as the best identifier of individuals but shouldn't be employed alone as means to shield people's identities from those who would cause harm.
Information assurance is a topic atop many agendas these days, starting with the president's own cybersecurity initiative. But what is the state of information assurance education?
Dr. Eugene Spafford of Purdue University is one of the icons of security education, and in this exclusive interview he...