Oregon Chief Information Security Officer Theresa Masse finds herself at the center of a state initiative to simplify compliance by agencies with Internal Revenue Service rules to safeguard taxpayer data.
It's the new conventional wisdom: all computer networks will be attacked.
For Phyllis Schneck, that means organizations must be resilient, keeping computers functioning even when they're under assault.
Performing digital forensics in the cloud isn't necessarily a new discipline, says Rob Lee of SANS Institute. But the task definitely requires a whole new mindset and some new skills from investigators....
It is no longer enough for information security professionals to secure critical information. They also need to be asking about the legitimacy of where this information comes from, says John Colley, managing director of (ISC)2 in EMEA.
Dickie George of the National Security Agency has one word to describe the state of information security education today: "Spotty." And this state must improve if we hope to fill all the growing demand for security pros.
NIST's Ron Ross points out that its seminal security control guidance, Special Publication 800-53, contains only one privacy control, requiring agencies to conduct a privacy impact assessment. That will change by year's end....
It's not enough for banking institutions to conform to the FFIEC Authentication Guidance update. They also must ensure that their key vendors meet the same standards, says Philip Alexander of Wells Fargo Bank.
Former banking regulator William Henley has simple advice for banking institutions wondering how to comply with the new FFIEC authentication guidance update: "Start immediately, develop a plan, and document your progress."
An important component of preparing for a potential HIPAA compliance audit is to complete a "walk through" to make sure privacy and security policies and procedures are practical and effective, former HIPAA enforcer Adam Greene advises.
Since becoming Vermont's first CISO three years ago, Kris Rowley's been on a quest to create an IT security culture in state government. Rowley's latest initiative, bringing risk assessment in-house, is helping build that culture....
The long-overdue HIPAA compliance audit program likely will launch late this year or early in 2012 after up to 20 test audits are completed, says Susan McAndrew, deputy director of the federal agency overseeing the program.
Now that the FFIEC Authentication Guidance update has been issued, there is no more important task for banking institutions than to conduct their risk assessments, says Matthew Speare of M&T Bank Corp....