Organizations that want to protect sensitive data first need to know where it is. But outside of military and government realms, few employees know how to manually classify data, or have an incentive to do so, says TITUS CTO Stephane Charbonneau.
With the rise in awareness of visual security threats and the advent in open plan office environments, protecting data inside the organization is a growing concern, says Ben Rooney, a marketing executive at 3M.
Threat intelligence is increasingly being brought to bear to help businesses apply kill-chain concepts, focusing on disrupting discrete parts of online attacks as early as possible, says Fortinet's Simon Bryden.
What's your digital identity strategy? Numerous agencies in countries across Europe - such as the Italian postal service - are creating new approaches to verifying identities and allowing them to be used as a trusted service, says CA's Paul Briault.
The Internet of Things is posing an increased risk to all organizations. One global data center provider, for example, recently discovered that its malware-infected power supplies were part of a botnet, says Chris Richter of Level 3 Communications.
The list of information security threats facing organizations continues to grow longer. But it's up to CIOs to put the right defenses - and priorities - in place, says David White at BAE Systems Applied Intelligence.
After helping a hospital to pass an audit that assessed compliance with requirements of the HITECH Act "meaningful use" electronic health record incentive program, CISO Mitch Stewart offers this audit prep advice: Beef up your risk assessment.
Keeping track of missing devices is a critical aspect of information security. Ali Solehdin, senior product manager at Absolute Software, discusses Computrace, which helps organizations secure endpoints and the sensitive data those devices contain.
EdgeWave's Mike Walls, a former bomber pilot who led Navy red teams, says penetration testing is useful in analyzing bits and bytes but not the readiness of operations under attack from cyberspace. Red teams, he says, can analyze the impact on operations.
Organizations are getting increasingly prioritizing incident response capabilities by putting investigation firms on retainer, or creating their own internal teams, says Patrick Morley, president and CEO of Bit9 + Carbon Black.
Attackers today continue to refine their distributed denial-of-service attack capabilities, delivering downtime on demand. The increase in attack effectiveness and volume demands new types of defenses, says Akamai's Richard Meeus.
Two years after the leaks that showed the U.S. National Security Agency spied on America's European allies, the U.S. and Europe still need to rebuild trust so they can collaborate on defending against cyber-attacks, says Carsten Casper of Gartner.