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  • A Guide for CISOs Concerned About Data Collection

    by Fahmida Y. Rashid on January 22, 2015

    In A CISOs Guide to Principles of Data Privacy and Security, David Sheidlower, a CISO of an international media and advertising firm examines the key issues surrounding data privacy and security. The eBook is currently publicly available on Security Current . The Guide addresses privacy policies, Big Data, consent, governance, and security. In the introduction, Sheidlower quotes Ed Mierzwinski, …

  • State of the Union Puts Cybersecurity on National Agenda

    by Fahmida Y. Rashid on January 21, 2015

    Buried among the slew of national issues such as equal pay, immigration reform, climate change and Ebola, President Barack Obama spent a few seconds talking about net neutrality and cybersecurity in his State of the Union speech Tuesday evening. While it's nice to see security on the general agenda, it's still too early to know the government's plans. The full paragraph from the State of the Union…

  • Blackhat Movie Shows Viewers What Cyber-Attacks Look Like

    by Fahmida Y. Rashid on January 19, 2015

    Cybercrime is practically on the news every day—infected computers looting individual bank accounts, distributed denial-of-service attacks, hacked social media accounts, and data breaches. So clearly the time is right for a movie about hacking, right? There are plenty of reviews already for Michael Mann’s latest action thriller Blackhat, so there is no need to repeat what they say here, here, and …

  • RSAC 2015 Spotlight: Innovation Sandbox

    by Fahmida Y. Rashid on January 13, 2015

    Is there innovation left in the information security industry? Or are companies faced with the same catalog of over-promising/under-delivering products year after year? The Innovation Sandbox at RSA Conference is designed to show off exciting developments in our industry. For conference veterans and first-timers alike, the week will be jam-packed with talks, keynotes, and sessions, as well as…

  • Looking Ahead at RSA Conference 2015

    by Fahmida Y. Rashid on January 6, 2015

    Information security is not a static field. There is always something to learn, from experts in the field and from peers in the industry. One way to do that is by attending conferences—and RSA Conference 2015 is coming up. Are you ready? This is as good time as any for a reminder: RSA Conference 2015 is in April. Make that mental adjustment now—instead of spending a week in San Francisco in late…

  • Shopping at Breached Retailers This Holiday Season

    by Fahmida Y. Rashid on December 17, 2014

    We are about halfway into the holiday shopping season, and it’s not clear if the retail breaches have affected how consumers are shopping this year. Overall shopper traffic over the Thanksgiving holiday—Thursday to Sunday—dropped 5.2 percent compared to 2013, according to early numbers from the National Retail Federation released earlier this month. There were also a lot of provocative numbers…

  • Your End-of-the-Year Security Checklist

    by Fahmida Y. Rashid on December 5, 2014

    Let's talk about checklists! Specifically, checklists of things information security professionals should complete between now and the end of the year. Slow period? What slow period? The end-of-the-year is a very busy time for IT security. Last minute modifications and additions to next-year's budget are underway, as well as looking at this year's budget and figuring out what else needs to be…

  • Keeping the Lights On, Networks Safe

    by Fahmida Y. Rashid on December 1, 2014

    December is a month for looking back at all the things that happened this year and for looking ahead to what is in store next year. For many information security professionals, it is also a month of long hours as organizations rely on skeleton staff to defend the network. Criminals frequently launch their campaigns over holidays, weekends, and late at night when IT staff has a skeleton crew in…

  • Guidelines For Retailers This Holiday Shopping Season

    by Fahmida Y. Rashid on November 19, 2014

    The holiday shopping season is looming, and retailers are gearing up for Black Friday and other sales. It's been a year since criminals infiltrated Target's networks with malware and made off with millions of credit card details. Retailers are scrambling to get everything ready for the shoppers and deals; we hope their networks are secure and ready, as well. Or will cyber-criminals have another…

  • Are Security Teams Ready to Handle the End of Year Challenges?

    by Fahmida Y. Rashid on November 12, 2014

    While we continue with the budget discussion, it's important to think about some of the unique challenges present as we approach the end of the calendar year. There are various things security professionals need to do at this time of the year, and David Matthews discusses some of them on Nov. 20 in Incident Response: Are You Ready for the End of the Year? As the former director of incident…

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