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Cybersecurity: Global risk management moves beyond regulations
This article is part of the September 2013 Volume 15 / No. 7 issue of Information Security magazine
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. ...
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