A continuing initiative at the Department of Defense, which has enormous purchasing power, could influence the security features of commercial mobile devices around the world, says Terry Sherald, who heads the effort.
State-sponsored attacks are up significantly, so organizations need to rely on new, stronger controls to ward off advanced threats. John Gordineer of Dell SonicWALL discusses the role of next-generation firewalls.
Misconfigured firewalls aren't necessarily a result of technical issues. Often, there are business or staff issues that can be easily addressed to improve security. Jerry Skurla of FireMon explains how.
Data breach notification legislation before Australia's parliament, if enacted, would add new dimensions to its privacy laws, perhaps influencing lawmakers elsewhere, privacy lawyer FranÃ§oise Gilbert says.
The information security industry needs to hit rock bottom, says Akamai's Joshua Corman. And then - to truly improve information risk management - it needs to develop a new, adversarial view of the world.
Regulations initially cause organizations to spend more funds on data breaches, but eventually those rules could save enterprises money, the Ponemon Institute's Larry Ponemon says in analyzing his latest study on breach costs.