The past month has been filled with action-packed virtual cybersecurity events as the enterprise community continues to deal with a myriad of cybersecurity challenges. While the topics covered were wide-ranging, ISMG analyzed two summits for common themes and shares the significant takeaways.
EdgeWave's Mike Walls, a former bomber pilot who led Navy red teams, says penetration testing is useful in analyzing bits and bytes but not the readiness of operations under attack from cyberspace. Red teams, he says, can analyze the impact on operations.
Keeping track of missing devices is a critical aspect of information security. Ali Solehdin, senior product manager at Absolute Software, discusses Computrace, which helps organizations secure endpoints and the sensitive data those devices contain.
Too few security systems interoperate, which makes it difficult for organizations to block or detect data breaches. But Cisco has an interoperability plan to improve the state of cybersecurity defenses, Chief Security Architect Martin Roesch says.
Two years after the leaks that showed the U.S. National Security Agency spied on America's European allies, the U.S. and Europe still need to rebuild trust so they can collaborate on defending against cyber-attacks, says Carsten Casper of Gartner.
The Gartner Security and Risk Management Summit tackles digital business, a concept that blurs the physical and digital worlds, and requires organizations to reconsider how they approach IT security and risk management.
Assessing the risks presented by "digital business" - the new business designs that blur the digital and physical worlds - will be a theme at the 2015 Gartner Security and Risk Management Summit, says Andrew Walls, event chairman.
The Target breach was the hot topic for many RSA 2014 attendees, but Gartner's Avivah Litan was already talking about the next Target - a UK retailer that may have suffered a similar hack, exposing payment card data.
To protect their privacy, organizations should get their IT security staffs involved in vendor-requested audits conducted to verify software licensing agreement compliance, says Gartner Research Director Victoria Barber.
Using big data to fight fraud is a challenge for most organizations. Andreas Baumhof of ThreatMetrix explains how context-based authentication combines fraud and security to leverage the use of big data.