Posts Tagged ‘Consultants’

Security 2020: Reduce Security Risks This Decade

  Security 2020: Reduce Security Risks This Decade Identify real security risks and skip the hype. After years of focusing on IT security, we find that hackers are as active and effective as ever. This book gives application developers, networking and security professionals, those that create standards, and CIOs a straightforward look at the reality […]

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ArcSight offers $49.00 entry-level audit logging package

Image via CrunchBase Security Log Management: Identifying Patterns in the Chaos Arcsight offer $49 entry level logging solution – a monumental change from the SIEM vendors, since they were trouncing their clients at price of 200K and up. Data security and compliance specialist ArcSight has taken the wraps off a slew of product updates – […]

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Risky business

Image by purpleslog via Flickr By Mary Mosquera Last year’s HITECH Act toughened the rules and enforcement penalties health information handlers must follow to protect patient privacy. Under the new policy regime, providers will have to pay more attention to the confidentiality and safety of patient information as they move more of their operations toward […]

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Tips for building security organization

Image via CrunchBase By: Brian Prince Businesses have increased expectations on the security team in recent years, sometimes producing a disconnect between what is expected and what the security team can deliver. In a new report, Forrester Research lays out some advice for building an effective security organization. As IT security has become a bigger […]

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RSA and cybersecurity

Image by Getty Images via DaylifeThis week I was in attendance with thousands of people from all over the globe at RSA conference in Moscone Center San Francisco. The conference offers variety of training tracks and this year included two new tracks physical security & governance and risk & compliance. Since Novell CNE was one […]

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Small business and assessment of IT risks

According to a study released by European Union ENISA, Small-to-Medium-Sized (SME) enterprises require extra guidance in assessment of IT security risks of their assets. Agency also established that in the first implementation it is improbable that SME can utilize a risk assessment & risk management approach without external assistance and simplified information security approach was […]

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Global economic insecurity and rise of insider threats

According to BBC news article by Maggie Shiels (Feb 11, 2009) the world’s biggest software maker has warned companies to expect an increase in “insider” security attacks by disgruntled, laid-off workers. Microsoft said so-called “malicious insider” breaches were on the rise and would worsen in the present downturn. Below are the high points: • With […]

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Defense in depth and network segmentation

Traditional security schemes are incapable of meeting new security challenges of today’s business requirements. Most security architectures are perimeter centric and lack comprehensive internal controls. Organizations which are dependent on firewall security might be overtaxing (asking security mechanism to do more than it can handle). Some of the old firewalls rule set stay intact for […]

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