Eighty-five percent of federal IT managers say their agency is more focused on combating insider threats today than one year ago, and most are formalizing their efforts through formal insider threat programs, according to MeriTalk’s 2017 Federal Insider Threat Report, underwritten by Symantec
Cybersecurity is a fact of business life, but employers are not always pleased when a cybersecurity professional reports a serious and expensive cyber deficiency. Often, instead of addressing the problem, they shoot the messenger and retaliate against the whistleblower.
While more than 98% of businesses conduct pre-hire background checks on potential new employees, less than one-quarter of businesses proactively screen current employees - exposing CXOs and Boards to significant safety, security and compliance risks.
Ignoring cybersecurity whistleblowers or, even worse, subjecting them to retaliation will not fix data security problems. Instead, it will only result in increasing an organization's legal exposure and driving cybersecurity whistleblowers to report externally.
Within security leadership associations and meetings, key decisions are made about paths forward in the security industry, driving us to become trusted advisors, to learn about CSOs’ pain points and challenges, and to devise a more effective strategic direction for my company.
Access governance is currently one of the hottest topics when it comes to organizations securing their networks and data. Data breaches from outside hackers has always been big news – consider the coverage of the Target and Sony hacks, just to name a few of recent years.
Attendees of this webinar should be able to understand the history and use of Exelon’s Insider Threat program as a necessity to support business goals and operations, identify and recognize the benefits of a holistic approach to address an Insider Threat Program, review best practices, based on Exelon’s experience, to use training and awareness in an Insider Threat Program, and assess the benefits of using physical and information security teams in an Insider Threat program to keep pace with enterprise security challenges. Read More
Terrorism is changing. The Center for Cyber & Homeland Security at George Washington University is striving to bring science to the art of security decision-making. What can their research into cyberattacks, terrorism and the evolving threat environment do to help your enterprise? Read about this, sports security, security culture and awareness and more in the July issue.