Eight months: That’s the average amount of time most IT security breaches go unnoticed. Security enterprises need to establish not only ways to protect themselves from these breaches but ways to uncover them in real-time, before they become major business disruptions. And as Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) and mobility continue to transform the way we do business, many security managers and IT executives are finding that if they don’t initiate a robust security policy, employees are likely to use personal laptops and mobile devices to conduct business anyway.
It allows them to coordinate all aspects of a response: what's going on in the network, what information is available from threat intelligence feeds, what the regulations are, what the best practices are, and how to ensure that everything is getting done quickly and effectively.
In light of all the headline-grabbing network security breaches in the last year it's understandable that enterprises might be on high alert to prevent their own organization from being thrust into the spotlight.
September 1, 2014
Network and security components must be able to communicate so that if an attacker penetrates one system, others can respond immediately to take preventative measures. IF-MAP is a robust protocol that enables information sharing between disparate systems.
The tool does not require identifying information, and it does not collect data without opt-in permission.
June 1, 2014
Tool users, including information-security, risk, financial and other senior executives, can input a range of expenses and estimated costs for either a specific scenario or actual breach, and the app, sponsored by Booz Allen Hamilton, would generate a comprehensive report explaining the total cost and enabling a cost-benefit analysis of security strategies.
On January 1, 2014, California implemented an amendment to its breach notification law. The law applies to companies doing business in California that experience a security breach exposing personal information.
The legal consequences of cyberattacks, such as class-action lawsuits on behalf of victim third-parties, are a growing worry of business owners, and businesses without cyber insurance are vulnerable to cybercrime and any consequential litigation, according to Solace Insurance.
Who are the thought-leaders pushing the security industry forward, in government, cybersecurity, corporate security and education? Learn about this year’s security champions in our annual Most Influential People in Security report. Also in this issue: Data security concerns for healthcare institutions; ruggedized security technology; covert surveillance installations; how to polish up your resume and references; infinity background screening for workplace violence risk mitigation and more.