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Information security threats: Building risk resilience
This article is part of the Information Security magazine issue of June 2012
The array and complexity of information security threats is going to rise significantly over the next two years, and businesses that fail to prepare now will struggle to handle the challenges later. While individual threats continue to pose risk, it is the combination of them, along with the speed at which attacks may be launched, that provide the greatest danger. This increasingly complex threat landscape is comprised of: External threats that come from the increasing sophistication of cybercrime, state-sponsored espionage, activism moving online, and attacks on systems used to manage critical infrastructure in the real world. Regulatory threats that come as regulators grapple to implement legislation calling for greater transparency about incidents and security preparedness, all the while increasing requirements for data privacy. Internal threats that come as technology continues to develop at “tweetneck” speed, introducing new benefits but also raising the risk temperature as businesses adopt them without fully assessing the...
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Features in this issue
Businesses and government agencies work to improve sharing of cyberthreat information.
Capabilities such as encryption and DLP can be complicated in the cloud.
SIMs aren’t just for network monitoring anymore.
Legislation designed to provide the federal government with threat data from the private sector gains steam.
Columns in this issue
Reflections on the ICS CERT alert, Oracle’s handling of a zero-day and more.
Security expert Marcus Ranum talks with Brian Chess, formerly of HP, about coding practices and security.
Enterprises need an agile risk management strategy to deal with today’s evolving threats.