Security experts at this week's Gartner Security and Risk Management Summit agree: Security, not compliance, has to be the new focus. Cyberintrusions cannot be stopped, and the RSA breach should be a lesson to the industry.
What's the top threat on the minds of global IT leaders? Employee-owned mobile devices - or BYOD (bring your own device), as the trend is known. The struggle: Do mobile device benefits outweigh the organizational risks?
Emerging technologies, application vulnerabilities and regulatory compliance force organizations to bridge the development and security silos and find avenues for interdisciplinary cooperation to produce secure software.
Once a CEO understands the value and risks catered through mobile functionality, it is easier to discuss mobile innovations, policy and how the company can then strike a balance to meet customer and employee requirements.
The information security profession is at a crucial turning point as professionals scramble to develop new skills in the arenas of cloud computing, mobile applications and social media, a new survey shows.
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Cyber criminals typically will move on to a target that is much less secure but those behind advanced persistent threats will spend months if not years trying to penetrate an IT system until they succeed, says Dmitri Alperovitch, McAfee Labs threat research vice president.
The National Institute of Standards and Technology issues NIST Special Publication 800-142: Practical Combinatorial Testing, a method aimed at cutting cost and increasing the effectiveness of software testing for many applications.