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Fully one-third of Australian cyber-security teams never speak with their company's executive team about security threats and a further 22 percent only meet once a year to discuss security, according to a new Ponemon Institute survey that has found fully a third of respondents would completely overhaul their IT security infrastructure if they could.
A recent report released by the World Economic Forum (WEF) focused on the Global Agenda for 2014 and the top 10 trends facing the world. As one might expect, topping the list were globally pertinent and vital topics like; growing societal tensions in the Middle East and North Africa; income disparity around the world; and ongoing unemployment.
Senior bank executives are more aware of and responsive to the growing cyber security threat than ever – and are investing to proactively address it, according to the ANZ Banking Group's global cyber-security head.
While there's a notion that a dearth of cybersecurity professionals the shortage is most acute at the "high end" where $250,000 salaries are not uncommon for those who combine technical and managerial skills.
Security researchers have discovered multipurpose malware capable of stealing payment card numbers from electronic cash registers and data entered in Web forms through a browser.
The pace of change for Information Technology is challenging established notions of "What is IT?" and "What is Information Security in the modern age?" For one example, the "new" data center technologies such as virtualization, Software-Defined Networking (SDN), service-oriented delivery models, and cloud computing have radically changed the typical IT infrastructure from a defined set of assets owned and controlled by the organization to a constantly fluctuating roster of resources that can come and go from IT department visibility and control.
Leaders of the tech sector laud the Obama administration's rollout of voluntary cybersecurity guidelines, but broader private-sector adoption could remain a challenge.
The moment is a profound one.
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