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Cybersecurity may not be “sexy” but smart engagement can still catch executives’ eyes

Businesses wanting to improve their security practice need to reconsider the way they position cybersecurity within their business philosophy, a security analyst has told an audience of security practitioners while warning that the persistence of “terrifying” images of cybersecurity practitioners had challenged the progression of cybersecurity into becoming a mainstream business concern.

David Braue | 05 Mar | Read more

The week in security: Australian governments, telcos least trusted to protect personal data

Australia may be the world's fourth-largest holder of network-security patents, but its Telecommunications companies and government agencies are the least trusted industries when it comes to protecting user data, a new survey has found. Case in point: the besieged US Office of Personnel Management – already hit with a class-action suit over the recent breach of data on US government employees – which took a key system offline after a security flaw was identified in a Web-based background-check system.

David Braue | 06 Jul | Read more

Creating a compliance program on a budget

Along with death and taxes, security compliance programs are becoming one of the unavoidable facts of life for many of us. That means someone has to create a compliance program so you can monitor and put appropriate controls in place around information security.

Anthony Caruana | 05 Jun | Read more

Security culture begins at the top

What’s the most important factor of a successful security program? Technology such as endpoint protection? Making sure your change management processes and system development life cycle includes consideration of security risks? Strong policies? Not quite.

Wayne Chung | 02 Feb | Read more

Creating a cloud SLA from diagnostic data

As a CSO and CIO you may be wondering why I crafted a diagnostic related to understanding your most critical web products. The original purpose of the diagnostic was to discern which applications and how applications are ported successfully to a service provider's cloud. The diagnostic determines which cloud IaaS products (storage components, network components, and virtualization machines) are needed for an application. It addresses the platform components (server/operating system and web server) in the PaaS layer. Lastly, it focuses on the SaaS software application.

Gregory Machler | 05 Aug | Read more

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