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  • Why the board of directors will go off on security in 2015

    Imagine it's the end of 2015 and you're about to read an expose from a fly on the wall at top closed-room board meetings across the enterprise discussing the state of information security. You're excited, right?

    Written by David Geer11 Dec. 14 02:35
  • How CSOs Can Help CIOs Talk Security to the Board

    Most CIOs are not security experts, but in the board room they need to be. Thanks to the CSO, , they don't have to go it alone. Behind the scenes, they can help prepare the CIO, offering advice on how to interpret the company's threat levels, boiling down the most relevant information and communicating it, early and often, so the C-suite will pay attention.

    Written by Lauren Brousell22 Nov. 14 02:50
  • Cyber threats spook tech companies

    Recent high-profile data breaches have clearly spooked a lot of companies, many of which expect to face cyber threats in the coming year. And security executives are spending more time advising senior executives and other top business decision makers at their organization on security-related matters.

    Written by Bob Violino12 Nov. 14 02:40
  • Survey shows the cost of security breaches are on the rise

    The year since our previous Global Information Security Survey won't go down as one of the better years for information security. In fact, it may go down as one of the most grueling.

    Written by George V. Hulme01 Oct. 14 03:23
  • Data Breaches Rise as Cybercriminals Continue to Outwit IT

    Online criminals remain at least one step ahead of many IT groups, according to this year's "U.S. State of Cybercrime Survey," conducted annually by CSO magazine, the Secret Service, the Software Engineering Institute at Carnegie Mellon University, and PricewaterhouseCoopers. Deterrence and detection are both falling short of their goals: The 500 survey respondents faced an average of 135 security incidents last year, and 34 percent say that number was up compared to the previous year. Just one-third of respondents could estimate losses from their breaches; among those who could, the breaches cost $415,000, on average. Legal liabilities and lawsuits after breaches add to the costs.

    Written by George V. Hulme29 Sept. 14 23:08
  • Turning your security strategy inside out: The convergence of insider and advanced threat

    Regardless of your industry, the size of your organization, or the type of business you have, insider threat is a menacing reality. In most organizations, this threat has been undervalued, underestimated and underfunded. It's the elephant in the room that no one wants to talk about because it means acknowledging that one of your own employees might take you for a ride. And, it requires taking several challenging and, to some, uncomfortable steps to combat.

    Written by Jason Clark, James Robinson03 July 14 04:20
  • 5 more post-holiday BYOD strategies and considerations

    Just before the Christmas holiday, CSO offered five strategies the help mitigate post-holiday BYOD problems. Now that employees are returning to work, shiny new devices in hand, here's some additional insight.

    Written by Steve Ragan02 Jan. 14 18:19
  • Scott Pettigrew: The Builder

    Over the course of his eclectic career, Pettigrew, who's now CSO at HMS, has assembled three security departments from the ground up

    Written by Lauren Gibbons Paul23 Oct. 13 15:50
  • Are CIOs Too Cocky About Security?

    There's been no shortage of high-profile and damaging data breaches in the past year. And the targets are widely varied-they include security firms RSA Security and HBGary Federal, defense contractors Lockheed Martin and Northrop Grumman, entertainment giant Sony, major retailers, healthcare companies and marketing firms.

    Written by George V. Hulme29 Sept. 11 08:52
  • Why can’t CIOs and CSOs just get along?

    IT chiefs and security officers might seem likely to view the corporate world similarly from their c-level positions, but that's often not the case.
    To explain why, the CIO of one company and the CSO of another took the stage at The Security Standard conference in Chicago and aired some universal gripes that these executives typically have about each other.

    Written by Network World12 Sept. 07 22:00