A key factor in ensuring that information technology is available in the wake of a disaster is cross-training IT staff to handle multiple roles, says Terrell Herzig, information security officer at UAB Medicine.
When it comes to hot topics, they don't get hotter than authentication, cloud computing and IT governance - all of which I've discussed at length in recent interviews with industry thought-leaders. Let's review some highlights from these conversations.
Globally, countries and organizations now recognize the need for a unified approach for managing IT infrastructure services, says Marlin Pohlman of the Cloud Security Alliance. The trick is developing this new set of global standards.
A silver lining is emerging behind the rash of breaches that occur all too regularly. The fact that these breaches make the public more aware of the vulnerabilities is encouraging in efforts to make the Internet safer for all.
The Unisys Security Index shows growing public anxiety about Internet security. Unisys CISO Patricia Titus wonders how restless the public would be if the poll was conducted after revelations of breaches at RSA, Epsilon and Sony.
Bankers aren't waiting for the FFIEC to act on the release of its updated online authentication. Instead, they've already begun to comply with the major points recommended in the draft. And the death of Osama bin Laden has heightened concerns terrorists' efforts to launder money through legitimate banking channels.
An incident recently added to the official federal list of major health information breaches offers a reminder that dental practices, as well as medical practices, must adequately protect patient records.
Wire fraud incidents from China prove current security measures, including multifactor authentication, are too easy to bypass. And security pundits say it all points back to why the financial industry needs more guidance about adequate online security.
In the wake of the RSA, Epsilon and Sony PlayStation data breaches, we spoke to two global information security leaders and asked for their three biggest leadership lessons learned. Here is what they shared.