"You need a CISO today to manage not only the IT risks, but understand and influence the business risks that are imposed on the company by the decisions and strategies it takes," says John South, CISO at Heartland Payment Systems.
Security leaders will need to tackle the top technology trends of big data, consumerization and mobile growth in 2012. Robert Stroud from ISACA offers tips to help manage the risks presented by these trends.
Malcolm Harkins, CISO of Intel was quick to embrace BYOD as a means to cut costs and improve employee productivity. His advice to leaders struggling with the trend: "Don't shy away from the risk issues."
"Satisfying a court order is heavy lifting," says Greg Thompson of Scotia Bank. "The cost and risks of outsourcing this service with regards to the number of litigations we are dealing with has skyrocketed."
The information security job market is evolving into highly specialized areas, says Eugene Spafford, noted professor at Purdue University. So, how must students now prepare themselves for these new career paths?
These new sites now make Information Security Media Group the largest global network of information security-focused media sites, reaching the most diverse audience of decision-makers in each of ISMG's key markets.
Fraud threats have changed little in the past decade. But their global scale has, and James Ratley, president of the ACFE, details how fraud examiners must change their approach to fighting these crimes in 2012.
As legal issues surrounding data breaches become increasingly complex, more organizations are turning to attorneys for post-breach response, says Lisa Sotto, a managing partner for New York-based law firm Hunton & Williams.
Every organization likes its business continuity/disaster recovery plan before a disaster, says Al Berman of DRI International. But in the aftermath? Different story - and one that must be addressed in 2012.
2011 has offered quite a number of tough lessons for security professionals. Here at (ISC)2, where security education is our focus, the close of another year raises the old teacher's question: "What have we learned, class?"