HHS Deputy CIO Amélie Koran on Security’s Challenges, Part 1

Meet Amélie Koran, deputy CIO for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Inspector General, and one of the keynote speakers at the upcoming InfoSec World 2018 March 19-21 in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. Her March 19 keynote address, “Are We There Yet? Getting There is Only Half the Trip,” highlights some..
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Public Cloud: Security Strained by Complexity

Cloud computing is the single most important technology trend of the last 15 years, having a profound effect on many parts of IT. And as we enter 2018, cloud will emerge as a mature technology. In its report, “Cloud Computing Accelerates Enterprise Transformation Everywhere,” Forrester predicted that 2018 will be the year that more than..
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Capital One Debuts Beta of Critical Stack Container Orchestration Platform

Critical Stack, a division of Capital One, rolled out a beta program for its containerization management software and at least 41 Fortune 500 enterprises have signed up to take part. An application container orchestration platform, Critical Stack is designed to help enterprises manage secure containerized infrastructure at scale in the cloud. Capital One became the first..
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Corporate Executives, Customers at Odds on Cybersecurity

Because companies accept and store sensitive, personally identifiable consumer customer data, they are responsible for safeguarding it against theft by cybercriminals. This should be common sense. Yet, according to a Ponemon Institute study commissioned by Centrify, only about half of the marketing and IT/security professionals polled agree that their companies “have an obligation to take..
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The Top 12 Hybrid Cloud Security Threats

Using a multiple-cloud architecture calls for a hybrid cloud security mindset, which tends to focus less on network security in favor of securing data wherever it may be. RightScale’s “2017 State of the Cloud” survey describes hybrid cloud as the preferred enterprise strategy, with 67 percent of the respondents using it. The interesting trend is that..
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Ongoing Security Skills Gap Projected by Survey

A recent survey of IT security managers found that 93 percent are already having, or expect to have, a tough time finding new employees who have the specific security skills needed to face the ever-changing threat environment. The study, commissioned by security vendor Tripwire, was carried out by Dimensional Research. The conclusions are based on..
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Navigating the Critical First 48 Hours of a Data Breach

Does your company have a detailed incident response plan in the event that your systems are breached and potentially sensitive data is seized? The first 48 hours after a data breach is discovered are a critical period when the reputation of the company is on the line—and, as hours turn into weeks, so are potentially..
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The EU’s Looming GDPR Privacy Regulation Should Be Scaring You

If your company does business in any of the 28 member countries of the European Union, privacy is about to become a fierce preoccupation for the C-suite, thanks to the EU’s forthcoming General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). According to a recent Trend Micro survey, 79 percent of business leaders who have read the requirements of..
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