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Emerging vulnerability markets, mobile biometrics prompt security concerns
This article is part of the Dec. 2012/Volume 14 / No. 10 issue of Information Security magazine
Just as enterprise security teams were in the thick of budgeting for next year, I took the post of editorial director of TechTarget’s security websites, as well as this magazine. The excellent editorial team I now work with was deep into creating this issue and analyzing the priorities security folks told us they are concerned about in our recent survey. We’ll go into depth on that in our next issue, for now, we’re looking at several other security concerns. As you already know, within the pages of Information Security, we’re not trying to write about everything that might be construed to have something to do with security. To take a far-flung example, you won’t find us offering lists of the funniest moments in IT security. My arrival here won’t change that. Much of what makes up the block and tackle of security programs remains stubbornly constant from year to year. The classics endure, I guess. But there are some new pieces to the puzzle. Recently our News Director Robert Westervelt reported on Dmitri Alperovitch, co-founder ...
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Features in this issue
System that helps law enforcement track down fugitives was tested thoroughly to prove to CTOs and IT teams that the company is serious about security.
Exploitable vulnerabilities are becoming harder to find in popular software, but information on such flaws is increasingly valuable, and many security researchers are no longer willing to give it up for free.
Information Security magazine discussed critical infrastructure protection with three experts and explore whether any near-term solutions can be implemented to bolster network defenses.
Biometric authentication helps ensure only authorized smartphone users can access a network. David Jacobs weighs the pros and cons of three methods.
Columns in this issue
Information Security Magazine examines key security concerns in the field of critical infrastructure protection and explores options for mobile biometric authentication because you’ll need to think about a new security strategy as mobile devices outnumber desktops in the enterprise.
A trusted advisor and a strong communicator and promoter, a good CISO should be a jack-of-all-trades to rally the IT security team to support the business needs by minimizing risk.
Security expert and Information Security magazine columnist goes one-on-one with Aaron Turner, co-founder of security consulting firm N4Struct.