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.
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.
"On a global basis, countries are recognizing that they need a uniform commercial code, if you will, for data - a unified approach for managing IT infrastructure services," says Marlin Pohlman of the Cloud Security Alliance.
A focus on cost and speed, not on data protection, creates a security hole, a survey of cloud computing service providers reveals. Nearly two-thirds of providers say they aren't confident cloud apps are sufficiently secured.
Physicians who use social media to discuss their work, even without naming patients, risk privacy violations, a recent case in Rhode Island clearly illustrates. The case is an eye-opener for all clinicians about social networking risks.
Top executives seek the CISO's advice to help determine whether cloud computing benefits outweigh the risks. Here are the top five cloud security risks and concerns CISOs must discuss with their leaders.
Participants in a new pilot project claim they've demonstrated that using interoperable digital identities, digital signatures and cloud computing has the potential to accelerate the initiation of clinical trials of new drugs and treatments while lowering costs.
Altra Federal Credit Union developed a calculated strategy before moving to the cloud -- advice all financial institutions should follow, says Brian Boettcher, VP of IT, who shares his lessons learned.