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Print Issue: December 08, 2014
Data protection is a fuzzy, sometimes nebulous term. Certainly everything we do on the network is intended to protect the data on it. In an era of widely dispersed global enterprise the data often seems to be alone on the internet.
For this year’s annual Reboot edition, we took the opportunity to look back not just on the last 12 months, but the last 25 years SC has been entrenched in the information security space.
This is another market area that has seen a lot of change over the past few years.
The reality of ubiquitous reliance on ICT has given rise to the criticality of cyber security, says Cisco CSO Edna Conway.
This is a group that has a very wide reach. We found that there is a lot of “business as usual” in this group and not a lot of really eye-popping innovation.
Access control is a fairly broad category that includes identification, authentication and authorization.
These tools address the rash of large-scale attacks and can fend off those to come, says Peter Stephenson.
Cooperation is required to advance the profession, says Towerwall’s Candy Alexander.
Hang around IT security long enough and several of the same names keep popping up. With good reason. They have both vision and influence and they aren’t afraid to use them.
These explorers’ findings of critical vulnerabilities – from Heartbleed to Shellshock – have generated excitement, along with awareness, and made an indelible mark on security.
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