Venkatesh Subramaniam, CISO of Idea Cellular, describes how Indian security practitioners should communicate to business leaders about the evolving threat landscape in order to get the funding they need to secure enterprise infrastructure.
Weaponized roller coasters? Kidnappers hacking babycams? Forget over-the-top "CSI: Cyber" hacking plots. The hackers behind the Rogers ISP breach, in their quest for bitcoins, claim they wielded nothing more serious than a telephone call.
Security leaders expect the new Union budget to give a needed boost to cybersecurity education, as well as increased investment in critical infrastructure, biometrics and surveillance to fight cybercrime.
Conventional wisdom dictates that the high demand for IT security practitioner would cause salaries to rise, perhaps significantly. But a new study by SANS shows only a slight fattening of paychecks for many IT security professionals.
In many if not most enterprises, the chief information security officer reports to the chief information officer. After all, enterprises cannot function without IT, and security is a support function to safeguard data and systems. Or is it?