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Well-rounded information security education benefits IT professionals
This article is part of the Information Security magazine issue of March 2013/ Volume 15 / No. 2
Every day we hear about the newest attack, the latest exploit, or another cyber threat. In response, we hire security consultants, look for the best security team we can find, and buy the latest products from the security vendors. Security expertise cannot exist in a silo, however. All employees in your organization need to be security savvy to help reduce risk. But how many of your personnel worry about security on a daily basis? While our credo is that all of your employees are responsible for your company’s security, the IT professionals are—to one degree or another—at the forefront of security issues that arise in your business. How can IT professionals become security savvy? In general, there are three basic tracks to an information security education. Different individuals may choose different paths, either informal or formal. Many times, there’s synergy to be gained when IT staff members participate in multiple types of IT security education. Informal Information Security Education As a whole, IT professionals are bright ...
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Features in this issue
Outsourcing security services doesn’t have to mean moving to the cloud. Enterprises have many options for outsourcing security services, including managed and hosted services.
In the wake of the New York Times attack, a look at antivirus evasion techniques show how easy it is to avoid antivirus detection and why new defenses are needed.
The growing use of big data analytics has created big data privacy concerns, yet viable tactics exist for proactive enterprises to help companies get smarter while keeping consumers happy.
Columns in this issue
Security in the cloud has come a long way and it’s now possible to control the quality of security you get in Web deployments, and to monitor what’s going on in your slice of the cloud.
A security-savvy IT staff can help reduce risk. Learn about information security training and education options for IT professionals.
Marcus Ranum, security expert and Information Security magazine columnist, goes one-on-one with Randy Sabett, counsel at ZwillGen PLLC and formerly with the National Security Agency to discuss cloud SLAs.