Debate

Debate: Data in the cloud is more secure than on premises.

Experts debate whether data in the cloud is more secure than data that's housed on an organization's premises.

Debate: DDoS is becoming a more serious threat to enterprises.

While distributed denial-of-service attacks continue to plague organizations around the world, in this month's debate experts discuss whether they should be a top of mind concern for security pros.

Debate: The Internet of Things is an enterprise problem

In this month's debate, experts discuss the possible issues that the Internet of Things presents for the industry.

Debate: More guidance on security career opportunities

In this month's debate, experts discuss whether more guidance on security career opportunities for youths will alleviate the skills gap.

Debate: Biometrics on Apple's iPhone 5s evolves security of personal devices

Debate: Biometrics on Apple's iPhone 5s evolves security of personal devices

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In this month's debate, experts discuss whether the biometrics on Apple's iPhone 5s will evolve the security of personal devices.

Debate: The NSA's mission to crack encryption upholds national security

In this month's debate, we received a number of responses to our debate topic this month, which covers the NSA's attempts to crack encryption methods.

Debate: The Computer Fraud and Abuse Act is out of date

In this month's debate, experts discuss whether the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act is out of date, and if punishments are disproportionate to offenses.

Debate: DefCon organizers should have discouraged feds from attending last month's event.

A number of experts weighed in on this month's debate concerning a statement from DefCon founder Jeff Moss that feds should stay away from DefCon.

Debate: Security training is effective in preventing workers from clicking on malicious links and attachments.

In this month's debate, two experts discuss whether security training is an effective strategy in the workplace.

Debate: Because of inherent vulnerabilities, it is time to ditch Java

Experts in this month's debate discuss Java. Is it time to stop using the popular software?

Debate: Software developers are not incentivized to improve security

Experts from SilverSky and Adobe Systems debate on whether or not software developers are incentivized to improve security.

Debate: Is advanced malware no longer a problem when administrator rights are removed?

In this month's debate, experts discuss if advanced malware is still a persistent challenge after administrator rights are removed.

Debate: China is the top cyber threat to the United States

In this month's debate, two experts discuss whether or not China is the top cyber threat to the United States.

Debate: The FTC should have the right to penalize companies for poor data security/privacy practices.

This month's featured debate informs whether the FTC should have the right to penalize companies for poor data security/privacy practices.

Debate: Hacktivist group Anonymous will take a backseat to extremist groups in 2013

This month's debate covers Hacktivist group Anonymous. Will they take a backseat to more extremist groups in 2013?

Debate: Comprehensive cyber security legislation will happen in 2013

Comprehensive cyber security legislation (or a presidential executive order) will happen in 2013.

Debate: A White House order on cyber security

Debate: A White House order on cyber security would be a step in the right direction for safeguarding networks.

Debate: Flame, Stuxnet and other APTs are hype, but still be wary

Debate: Flame, Stuxnet and other APTs are hype, but you should still be extremely worried.

Debate: In light of recent breaches, passwords remain a useful

Debate: In light of recent breaches, passwords remain a useful method for authentication.

Featured Debate: HTML5 is eroding website security

Featured Debate: HTML5 is eroding website security.

Debate: Sharing security data is the best way stifle cyber criminals

Debate» Sharing security data is the best way to raise the cost of entry and lower ROI for criminals and spies.

Debate: Identifying culprits behind Koobface disrupts the gang's activity

Debate: Identifying the culprits behind Koobface will diminish the gang's activity.

Debate: Anti-virus is essential

Debate: Anti-virus is essential.

Debate: The attack du jour, APTs, are real threats.

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The attack du jour, APTs, or advanced persistent threats, are real threats.

Debate: M&A activity in the cyber security arena will significantly increase in 2012.

Debate: M&A activity in the cyber security arena will significantly increase in 2012.

Debate: The Stuxnet authors are behind the Duqu trojan.

Debate: The Stuxnet authors are behind the Duqu trojan.

Debate: The recent arrests of cybercriminals will drive others to think twice before launching attacks.

Edy Almer, vice president of marketing and business development at Safend debates Rich Baich, principal at Deloitte & Touche.

Debate: Operation Shady RAT, a cyberespionage offensive chronicled by McAfee, is a botnet.

Operation Shady RAT, a cyberespionage offensive chronicled by McAfee, is a botnet.

Debate: Security awareness training is a worthwhile investment.

Two security experts duke it out over whether organizations should invest in user awareness training.

Debate: Increased penalties for violations of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act should be enacted into law.

Debate: Increased penalties for violations of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act should be enacted into law.

Debate: A federal breach notification law should replace existing state laws.

The federal breach notification law, proposed by President Obama, should replace existing state laws.

Debate: The U.S. government was justified to take control of Coreflood bot servers.

The U.S. government was justified to take control of Coreflood bot servers.

Debate: Mobile app stores should test and certify before making apps available to customers.

Debate: Mobile app stores should test and certify before making apps available to customers.

Debate: Congress should pass a law that prohibits the tracking of a consumer's online behavior.

Two sides weigh in on whether so-called do-not-track applications, which monitor consumers' online behavior, should be regulated.

Debate: A governance body should be created to administer security certifications

Two sides weigh in on whether the federal government should become involved in the distribution of certifications for security professionals.

Debate: Organizations will be better able to handle data breaches in 2011.

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Organizations will be better able to handle data breaches in 2011.

Debate: Free anti-virus software is as effective in protecting users as a paid solution

Free anti-virus software is as effective in protecting users as a paid solution.

Encryption is better equipped than tokenization to secure data in the cloud.

Encryption is better equipped than tokenization to secure data in the cloud.

Security advice

Users reject security advice because it requires too much effort for too little reward.

The security benefits of biometrics technology outweigh the privacy concerns.

This debate pits Don Erickson director, government relations, Security Industry Association (SIA) against Lee Tien, senior staff attorney, Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF).

Debate: Software vendors should "partner" with pirates to fight unlicensed software use.

Debate: Software vendors should "partner" with pirates to fight unlicensed software use.

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