Organizations allocating security budgets often place their efforts into areas that have no impact on business processes. That's one takeaway CTO Dwayne Melancon sees when evaluating the state of risk management today.
Increasingly, security and risk issues have the attention of boards of directors. What are the keys to discussing these topics with the board? John South, CSO of Heartland Payment Systems, shares tips.
"Clearly, the market has not developed ... on its own the cybersecurity requirements," John Brennan says. "Of course, if it did, then we wouldn't have these intrusions and the billions of dollars of losses that companies are now writing off."
The great thing about fraud examination is that you can really play to your own strengths when choosing a career. The following six job roles are just a few of the career paths a fraud examiner might take.
Google will pay $22.5 million to settle FTC charges that it misrepresented its privacy promises to Apple Safari users. The fine is the largest penalty the FTC has ever obtained for violation of one of its orders.
CSC's Sam Visner sees organizations, in growing numbers, thinking more intelligently about cloud computing, its security and architecture. Yet, he says, they're being very deliberate in their approach in adopting cloud computing.
The United Kingdom and the United States are both cracking down on healthcare organizations that have experienced information breaches. But they're taking very different approaches. Which approach will prove most effective?
The benefits from employing social media as a way to connect with stakeholders outweigh the risks, says David Bradford, the editor of a new survey of risk managers. Still, he says, the risks must be adequately addressed.
The United States - and other advanced societies - shouldn't let the reliability of their electric grids lull them into being unprepared for possible massive power outages caused by cyberattacks, cybersecurity expert Harry Raduege says.
Microsoft says its next version of the Internet Explorer web browser will feature "do not track" as a default user setting. What are the online privacy implications? Trevor Hughes of the IAPP weighs in.
Boards of directors continue to overlook IT risk management, security and privacy as a top agenda item, says Jody Westby of Carnegie Melon CyLab. Where are the organizational gaps that need to be filled?