People, as much as anything else, are a critical aspect of information risk management, and businesses and government agencies must monitor employees - and educate them, as well - to thwart a potential threat from within.
Security and privacy officers for global organizations can expect increased work in protecting customer data if a proposed regulation introduced before the European Commission becomes law, cyber and privacy lawyer Francoise Gilbert says.
The Department of Veterans Affairs' effort to expand use of smart phones and tablets won't pick up speed until after it implements an enterprisewide mobile device management system to monitor the devices, says CIO Roger Baker.
"It's a crime like no other crime," says James Ratley, president of the ACFE, describing fraud. "There was not a gun involved, there was not a knife; there was in many cases a ballpoint pen or a computer."
"Accountability for security and privacy in public cloud deployments cannot be delegated to a cloud provider and remains an obligation for the organization to fulfill," NIST Computer Scientist Tim Grance says.
The hacker group Anonymous claims it's responsible for denial of service attacks on U.S. Justice Department websites after federal authorities shut down file-sharing websites, including Megaupload.com, and arrested some of its leaders.
Recently discovered viruses, consisting of Trojans and other malware, at City College of San Francisco have stolen personal banking information and other data from perhaps tens of thousands of students, faculty and administrators, says John Rizzo, president of the board of trustees.
A legal dispute between a small merchant in Utah and its former payments processor has fueled a debate over contracts between merchants and acquirers. If successful, this case could spur contractual shifts that change the way card brands view liability after card breaches.
Improved collaboration and communication between small businesses and financial institutions is the first step toward improving online security, says Mark Patterson, an ACH fraud victim. What else would help?