Risk Management

A seat earned at the Round Table

A seat earned at the Round Table

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The role of the CISO is rapidly garnering a strategic voice at many organizations.

PCI DSS 3.0 is a start, but more changes are needed

PCI DSS 3.0 is a start, but more changes are needed

The latest version of the payment security industry's data safeguarding standard should also include mandates and guidance around risk management, penetration testing and mobile.

Out of site: Risk preparedness

Out of site: Risk preparedness

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Services abound for business continuity and disaster recovery in the cloud, but what's the right choice for your firm? Alan Earls investigates.

New risks must be valued

New risks must be valued

IT trends - cloud, social networking and BYOD - are making the practice of security management complex, and are forcing organizations to shift to a risk-management perspective.

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.

Risk management and analysis: The need for countermeasure awareness

Risk management and analysis: The need for countermeasure awareness

What is still missing in IT security is an understanding of how presently installed solutions might already be addressing risks.

Technology to strategy: Today's CISO

Technology to strategy: Today's CISO

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With breaches grabbing headlines and cash funneling toward infosec budgets, the role of the security executive is shifting from tech and compliance wonk to savvy businessperson.

Staying out of the headlines

Staying out of the headlines

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Yahoo presumably took no measures to ensure sensitive stuff like customer account credentials were kept safe and sound.

Measuring success: Performance metrics

Measuring success: Performance metrics

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Security metrics remain elusive for many organizations, but key performance indicators, or KPIs, are achievable measurements that can help guide business planning and strategy.

Alliance of IT security groups issues cyber principles for government

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An international confederation of security groups is calling for more cooperation, openness and transparency in government implementations of cyber security.

Managing policy and risk requires sophisticated tools

Managing policy and risk requires sophisticated tools

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Risk is a multilayered function derived from threat, vulnerability and impact.

The new e-discovery playing field

The new e-discovery playing field

Risks exist in the e-discovery process, as sensitive information frequently moves and is stored outside a company's firewall.

Attention executives: Make sense of security (finally)

Attention executives: Make sense of security (finally)

Boardrooms are finally buzzing with serious discussion around cyber security as countless high-profile breaches have produced massive loss.

Tightening the fed's belt: Government Roundtable

Tightening the fed's belt: Government Roundtable

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At a recent SC Magazine Roundtable, gov't security pros bemoaned the difficulty in obtaining resources. But instead of crying over spilled milk, they traded ideas for mitigating risk in a down economy.

Making risk management more manageable

Making risk management more manageable

Most businesses don't understand how to manage risk, yet, we live in a world full of risks, says Guidance Software's Anthony Di Bello.

Sponsored Video: John Vigoroux of M86 on security industry issues

John Vigoroux, CEO of security at M86, discusses the challenges facing the IT industry today at this year's RSA Conference 2012.

RSA Conference 2012: Risk management in the enterprise faces challenges

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A panel discussion on risk management hovered around issues of balancing the scientific element of data gathering with the art of interpreting the information.

Security risk management: Engage, monitor and mitigate

Security risk management: Engage, monitor and mitigate

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As targeted attacks scale up and become more sophisticated, expertise in risk management has become one of the most in-demand skill sets a security manager can have, reports Jim Romeo.

Health care must respond to shortfalls

Health care must respond to shortfalls

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Security experts believe that robust risk management programs should be a pillar of business planning, says SC Magazine Editor-in-Chief Illena Armstrong.

NIST releases continuous monitoring guidance

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The National Institute of Standards and Technology late last week published new guidance to help organizations develop and implement an information security continuous monitoring (ISCM) program. This initiative can help companies better provide ongoing awareness of threats and vulnerabilities, assess the effectiveness of deployed security controls and support risk management decisions, according to the 80-page guidance document. A mature ISCM program, which requires the use of both automated and manual processes, will enable companies to move from compliance-driven to data-driven risk management.

Cloud: A risk/reward proposition

Cloud: A risk/reward proposition

Assessing what level of risk is acceptable to one's business is key to any move to the cloud, says Siobhan Byron, president of Forsythe Technology Canada.

Sponsored video: Steve Livingston of Deloitte on risk

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In a conversation with SC Magazine Executive Editor Dan Kaplan, Steve Livingston, principal of Deloitte Enterprise Risk Services, chronicles how people, processes and technology can combine to create a robust risk framework that achieves buy-in from senior management.

The case for articulating security risk in a down economy

The case for articulating security risk in a down economy

Despite an astonishing sequence of breaches this year, expect business executives to remain tight with their purse strings, unless security professionals can accurately convey risk.

DHS unveils new programs for software security

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Software buyers may soon have access to more secure offerings, thanks to a new scoring system that will allow end-users to demand more assurance.

A new era for risk management

A new era for risk management

The ability to ascertain the risk tolerance of the business gives us a benchmark to hit as opposed to just "guessing" and then getting political pushback

Managing becomes more complex

Managing becomes more complex

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The risk environment is becoming more complicated as time goes on and criminals become more and more sophisticated.

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

Birds of a slightly different feather

Birds of a slightly different feather

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When the stakes are as high as they are today, relative to protecting organizational information and data, having risk and policy management capability is worth a lot, says Peter Stephenson.

GAO applauds DHS critical infrastructure protection plan

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An updated U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) plan for protecting critical infrastructure facilities improves regional protection, risk management and resilience, according to federal investigators.

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