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5 computer security facts that surprise most people

As a 30-year road warrior, I’ve learned some security truths that seem wrong, but must be accepted if you really want to understand the threats you face.

Written by Roger A. Grimes06 Dec. 17 00:30

Belgium attacks reinforce that security is everybody’s problem

In light of the tragedy in Belgium columnist Rob Enderle writes that it is more important than ever to rethink our security efforts. People seem to think security is someone else’s problem, but the reality is that security is something we all need to own.

Written by Rob Enderle26 March 16 00:05

How to convince the CFO of the budgetary security need

It had been custom for organizations to think of cyber security in terms of an information technology (IT) problem best left to IT people to address and fix. However, as more prolific breaches were publicized exposing a variety of sensitive personal, financial, and intellectual property-related data, it became clear that this was a rather myopic view in today’s increasingly interconnected world.

Written by Brian Contos10 Feb. 16 05:08

Scammers target Dell customers after apparent data breach

A number of Dell customers claim to have been contacted by scammers who had access to specific customer information that should have only been available to Dell. The company claims it hasn't been hacked but won't offer an explanation for the seemingly stolen data.

Written by Bill Snyder11 Jan. 16 18:32

How to create an effective data security communication plan

In today's global office, IT security leadership spends a great deal of time and resources creating a defense-in-depth approach to data security. This often includes layering on both logical and physical solutions as well as detailing out policies and procedures for accessing company data in a secure manner.

Written by Larry Ponemon05 Feb. 15 02:11

AT&T: The CIO security checklist

In the age of big data, bring-your-own-devices and internet-connected supply chains, cybercrime is big business; and cyber security has never been higher on the C-suite agenda. Here are three steps CIOs can take in this environment.

Written by Vanessa Lew26 Nov. 14 04:00

How to survive a data breach

If someone with the proper motive and means (time, money, and resources) wants what you have badly enough, they are going to get it. Many companies fail to prepare for a breach until it's too late. Unfortunately, there is not a true, tested method for preventing and/or stopping a breach. How does one survive the inevitable?

Written by Scott M. Angelo05 Sept. 14 06:14

Board of directors will have a profound impact on cybersecurity

According to a recent article in the Wall Street Journal, corporate boards are getting much more involved in cybersecurity. What's driving this behavior? While the Target breach probably influenced this behavior, corporate boards now realize that cybersecurity has become a pervasive risk that could have an adverse impact on all businesses.

Written by Jon Oltsik08 July 14 05:00

Everything you know about enterprise security is wrong

Whether you're talking about your network, your company's building or your home, a perimeter approach to security is no longer adequate. As McAfee discussed at the RSA Conference, you can't provide physical or electronic security simply by trying to prevent authorized access - you have to rethink all types to security to protect data and lives.

Written by Rob Enderle28 Feb. 14 15:24

Kenneth van Wyk: After Snowden

Restoring trust in our information systems after Edward Snowden's NSA revelations will take years -- if it can be done at all.

Written by Kenneth van Wyk09 Jan. 14 13:58

2014: Time to rethink privacy

Companies have to fully confront the privacy issues they face and rethink their policies from the bottom up.

Written by Evan Schuman31 Dec. 13 11:54

Target: Deceive first, answer questions later

Issuing deceptive statements is no way to win back customers' trust. That's a lesson for anyone who might find itself in Target's position someday.

Written by Evan Schuman28 Dec. 13 16:48

Alert: Your password is probably compromised...again

Hackers have exposed millions of passwords from Facebook, Google, and Twitter. Sadly, password compromise is so common that it barely even registers as news any more. Suffice to say that it's probably time to change your password again.

Written by Tony Bradley06 Dec. 13 18:00