Employment among IT security professionals in the U.S. rose significantly throughout 2011, as unemployment virtually was nonexistent among those with cybersecurity skills, according to our analysis of government data.
For individuals looking to hone their skills in business continuity/disaster recovery, it's important to note: Organizations want specialists who can hit the ground running, says Alan Berman of DRI International.
When the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania suffered a major security breach a few years back, vulnerabilities in a Web application were to blame. CISO Erik Avakian explains how the state developed a process to correct flaws in application code.
The American Health Information Management Association plans to work with various states next year to move toward more uniform privacy and security requirements that are in synch with federal requirements, says Lynne Thomas Gordon, AHIMA's new CEO.
Breaches have an adverse impact on the fundamental operations of a business or government and without fully understanding that, executives and managers cannot smartly run their operations successfully.
"Satisfying a court order is heavy lifting," says Greg Thompson of Scotia Bank. "The cost and risks of outsourcing this service with regards to the number of litigations we are dealing with has skyrocketed."