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September 2013 Volume 15 / No. 7

Cybersecurity: Global risk management moves beyond regulations

Regulatory environments and compliance drive global risk management and associated actions at many organizations. But auditing is not based on actual threats. As threat intelligence becomes more available and this information is offered up by multiple sources, is it changing the way that global enterprises view risk assessment? "The ability to access intelligence and react to complex attacks is vital," said MacDonnell Ulsch, CEO and chief analyst at ZeroPoint Risk Research, LLC, a Boston-based consultancy focused on global risk management and related services. "If a regulation states that a risk assessment must be conducted, what does that really mean? "Regulations don't instruct, so it is important to understand what to look for," said Ulsch, who likens global threat intelligence to a cat setting out birdseed. "After a time, the birds feel it's safe to eat there."  Consumed by compliance Security professionals have warned companies for years that compliance-driven security programs may not adequately address security concerns. ...

Features in this issue

  • Firewalls play by new rules

    by  David Strom

    Modern firewalls offer greater application awareness and user controls. Protect your migration strategy with these tips from the pros.

  • Beyond the Page: Next-generation firewalls

    by  SearchSecurity.com Staff

    This month's special online multimedia supplement to Information Security magazine details the advanced new features of next-generation firewalls and how to make the most of them.

  • Bridging the IT security skills gap

    by  Robert Lemos

    While poaching security talent may plug short-term gaps, outreach and education will solve the long-term shortfall in IT security professionals.

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