Termination of an employee after a breach should be reserved for repeat offenders, individuals who show a total disregard for the rules, those who seek to harm another or the most egregious incidents, security expert Mac McMillan contends.
Breaches are expensive, embarrassing and entice additional scrutiny from regulators and consumers alike. By taking eight key steps, you can protect private information and lessen the impact of breaches when they occur.
While user education is valuable, needed and helpful, there is one problem with this approach - it only partially works, and partially working is simply not good enough, security expert George Tubin contends.
Improving collaboration among employees is the goal of Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer's decision to ban telecommuting, but her edict means better information security as well, writes veteran CISO Patricia Titus.
The OWASP Top Ten list of security risks was created more than a decade ago to be the start of an industry standard that could bootstrap the legal system into encouraging more secure software. Here are the 2013 updates.
While adoption of cybersecurity defenses will serve to protect personal data, privacy lawyer Harriet Pearson says some of the defense techniques may require the monitoring or collection of personal information.
A former federal government CISO dismisses suggestions that IT security can be enhanced by tweaking the processes behind the implementation of the Federal Information Security Management Act. FISMA is badly flawed, he argues, and must be reformed by a new law.
Using technology to prevent breaches is insufficient. Security leaders also must address the human factor, making sure staff members receive appropriate training on clear-cut policies - before it's too late.
Smaller nation-states have been upping the ante of cyber-attacks for years, and now one has shown us exactly the kind of cyberdestruction that extremist elements are willing and able to conduct, former-U.S. National Intelligence Director Mike McConnell writes.