Most people will remember March 13, 2013, as the day Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio ascended to the papacy as Pope Francis. But for those who consider cybersecurity vital for society's well-being, it's an historic date as well.
Security leaders have a firm grasp on their technology controls and processes as they continue into 2013. It's addressing the vulnerabilities in people that remains the outstanding challenge of the year.
It isn't just a staffing shortage that stops organizations from building cyberteams. It's a skills crisis, says SANS Institute founder Alan Paller, who tells why now is the ideal time to fill top roles with qualified professionals.
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.
Managing advanced persistent threats will be a priority throughout 2013, says RSA CISO Eddie Schwartz. How should organizations defend themselves against APTs and the year's other top security threats?
It's not malware, crime rings or hacktivists. What, then, are among the threats that concern security leaders most? CISO Tom Newton offers new insight on today's top threats and strategies to combat them.
Sometimes HIPAA training alone is just not enough to drill into peoples' heads why and how patient information needs to be protected. So, how are organizations getting medical staff to do the right thing?
Heading into 2013, security leaders across industry feel confident about their processes and technology. People, though, continue to create the greatest risks. Can "awareness in depth" make a difference?
A breach that resulted in a $1 million HIPAA settlement led Partners Healthcare in Boston to take many significant steps, including merging its privacy and security efforts, says CISO Jennings Aske. More changes are planned for 2013.
Despite numerous data breaches, as well as financial incentives and penalties, many healthcare organizations aren't taking risk assessment requirements seriously. Experts offer insights on best practices.