Governance

RSA 2014: Coviello discusses NSA controversy in keynote address

RSA 2014: Coviello discusses NSA controversy in keynote address

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In his keynote address at the RSA Conference in San Francisco, Art Coviello discussed the NSA allegations and also outlined four principles that would serve as a set of standards when it comes to cyber warfare.

B-Sides SF: Hackers urged to step up and influence legislation

Hackers and InfoSec experts need to stand up and become part of a wider plan to influence and reform government legislation on information security, so says Rapid 7 global security strategist Trey Ford.

News briefs: Stuxnet, a Facebook vulnerability unveiled, and more

News briefs: Stuxnet, a Facebook vulnerability unveiled, and more

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A retired U.S. Marine general may be the source of the public disclosure of Stuxnet, an easy-to-exploit Facebook vulnerability was unveiled, and other news around the security industry.

Game on: Case study with Electronic Arts and Allgress

Game on: Case study with Electronic Arts and Allgress

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Video game players are used to fending off alien invaders, but the IT staff at Electronic Arts (EA) was challenged to reduce cyber risk within its own environment.

GRC

GRC

Global companies facing a slew of regional laws, as well as small and midsized companies required to meet regulatory demands, need governance, risk and compliance solutions.

Manage your risk, not somebody else's

Manage your risk, not somebody else's

The primary driver for security should be to cut risk rather than attempting to churn through an unending string of audit and compliance exercises.

State breach rules need revamp

State breach rules need revamp

Data protection laws can be more effective if simpler, says JAS Global Advisors' Jeff Schmidt.

Check Point adds Dyanasec for governance, risk, compliance

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Check Point Software Technologies bolstered its portfolio Monday with the acquisition of privately held Dynasec, a 7-year-old, Israel-based provider of governance, risk management and compliance solutions.

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.

IBM buys compliance software firm OpenPages

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IBM on Wednesday announced that it has agreed to acquire Waltham, Mass.-based risk and compliance management software provider OpenPages for an undisclosed sum. In a news release, IBM said the acquisition will expand its ability to help businesses address risk management and compliance challenges. OpenPages, which will be integrated within IBM's Business Analytics software portfolio, offers solutions to assist organizations with internal audits, vendor risk management and IT risk and compliance management. The company has more than 200 clients, including Barclays, Duke Energy and Carnival Corp. — AM

Senior leaders becoming disconnected from security

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Board members and senior management are exercising less IT security governance, and the economic downturn may be to blame, according to a survey released by Carnegie Mellon University.

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