While Japan's nuclear emergency puts local citizens at risk, there is much that organizations globally can learn from the crisis. "I hope that all of us look at this and ask 'What can I do to be better prepared?'" says Regina Phelps, disaster recovery expert.
"We are looking to build a cybersecurity workforce from the ground up, rather than hire those already trained," says Nicole Dean, Deputy Director of the National Cyber Security Division at DHS. "We are looking to hire the best and the brightest."
Auditors find that the SEC's IT office documented and incorporated National Institute of Standards and Technology patch requirements in its policies and procedures but that guidance wasn't always followed.
Emerging technologies, application vulnerabilities and regulatory compliance force organizations to bridge the development and security silos and find avenues for interdisciplinary cooperation to produce secure software.
"Today's risk management professionals really need to take a strategic view of managing risk to be relevant in achieving the organization's expected outcome," says Philip Alexander of Wells Fargo Bank.
The information security profession is at a crucial turning point as professionals scramble to develop new skills in the arenas of cloud computing, mobile applications and social media, a new survey shows.
The survey of local, state and federal IT security practitioners also shows a lack of faith in secure cloud computing. Half see insider threats and poor practices as their agencies' greatest vulnerabilities.
"It shouldn't matter from where the enterprise security services are deployed. We need to just make sure as a team we are consistently closing the vulnerabilities and risk gaps." - Greg Thompson, Scotia Bank.