June 30 marks an important date for any company that takes online credit card payments. On that date, a section of the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards (PCI DSS) becomes mandatory. The transition shows that web application security is the biggest security threat faced online.
A car that has less options has fewer things that can break. Power steering, power locks, power seats, seat warmers, and the myriad of other car features provide a better experience, but they also have more items that require maintenance.
As IT budgets continue to be squeezed and organizations struggle to find new ways to grow and innovate, outsourcing moves higher on the CIO's "to do" list. The privacy and security implications of outsourcing relationships are a growing concern for many organizations. Most of this discussion on this topic has focused on the transfer and handling of personal data, but one area that has not been well documented is web application development.
Risk issues around corporate email monitoring have received a lot of attention in recent years, but as blogging continues to gain in corporate adoption, more risk implications may arise. While executives and IT teams have long recognized the importance of having policies in place to manage external forms of communication like email they are just beginning to realize the importance of applying the same level of scrutiny to their internal and external corporate blogs.