Complexity is among the most significant information risk challenges IT security practitioners face. Mobile and cloud computing, new technologies, outsourcing and growing threats from malware and people make managing risk more complex.
Malcolm Harkins, CISO of Intel was quick to embrace BYOD as a means to cut costs and improve employee productivity. His advice to leaders struggling with the trend: "Don't shy away from the risk issues."
Save Mart, the Modesto, Calif.-based grocery chain, now confirms that skimming devices are to blame for the data breach believed to have exposed hundreds of consumer accounts to debit and credit card fraud.
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.
Edward DeMarco Jr. of the Risk Management Association understands the regulatory challenges financial institutions will face in 2012. But to overcome those hurdles, improved communication is needed across the enterprise.