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  • December 02, 2016 02 Dec'16

    Get future-ready for omnishoppers

    This week, Cyber Monday sales hit a new record with consumers spending $3.4 billion on online shopping. In Searchlight, Senior Executive Editor Linda Tucci spoke with research analysts to find out ...

  • December 02, 2016 02 Dec'16

    Windows 10 Desktop Share November 2016

    Data on Windows 10 Desktop Share November 2016 shows Windows 10 is muscling in on Windows 7. Reports differ widely on ongoing use of XP, though.

  • December 02, 2016 02 Dec'16

    Patched Tor browser vulnerability puts users' identity at risk

    News roundup: Tor browser patches de-anonymizing vulnerability. Plus, Senators ask Obama to release information on Russia's impact on the election, Mirai botnet for rent and more.

  • December 01, 2016 01 Dec'16

    Trump presidency raises questions for regulatory compliance

    The future of regulatory compliance is under scrutiny as President-elect Donald Trump's administration continues the transition process. Also in recent GRC news: Hackers demanded ransom after ...

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  • Dedicated CISO job still open to debate

    Almost 20 years after Citicorp decided to hire an executive-level security position dedicated to protecting its banking business, the responsibilities of the CISO job are still unclear to many business executives and open to discussion. Why do some companies still need convincing?

    As threats and infrastructure evolve at a fast pace, chief information security officers have to remain proactive in the face of ongoing digitization and globalization. In this issue of Information Security magazine, we look at the role's elevation and influence on broader security and risk management initiatives. Most importantly, we highlight accomplishments of dedicated chief security officers from different industries -- entertainment, financial services, healthcare, retail and technology -- and get their views on challenges in the CISO job and changes ahead.

    "The CISO has evolved from a technical security role to that of a corporate executive with a risk management focus," says Tim Callahan, senior vice president of global security and CISO at Aflac.

    Strategic security is an increasing responsibility of the CISO job. A growing number of security officers have implemented a threat intelligence capability to help steer the technical aspects of their security program. We talk to CISOs and other security experts about some lessons they've learned -- sometimes the hard way -- as they lead these efforts. The CISO job is tough, but those who are up to the challenge find great rewards.

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  • Hindered by legacy IT systems, Texas CIO forges a way ahead

    Over half of the roughly 4,000 business applications in use by the state of Texas are classified as legacy IT systems. CIO Todd Kimbriel has a plan in the works to remedy that. Continue Reading

  • Mitigating insider threats remains a major cyber concern

    Expert panelists at the Cambridge Cyber Summit briefed the audience on some of the steps that organizations should implement for mitigating insider threats. Continue Reading

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  • CISO Q&A: Healthcare information security needs more leadership

    Anahi Santiago of Christiana Care Health System has spent much of her career in healthcare information security. "We are under attack," she says. Continue Reading

  • Aflac CISO Tim Callahan on global security, risk management

    With today's cyberthreats, the CISO has to know more about intelligence, working with government and private industry, and how to tailor the security program to further the business. Continue Reading

  • The security divide between on-premises and cloud infrastructures

    Fenwick & West LLP's IT services are delivered through a hybrid of on-premises, software-as-a-service and cloud infrastructures. "As we straddle the cloud and on premises, our security problems have just broadened," said CIO Matt Kesner.

    The Silicon Valley law firm's experience is typical of the growing number of companies that are running into legacy security obstacles as they move workloads to the cloud. Security technologies designed to protect enterprise applications and data on premises are often ill-suited for cloud infrastructures. We talked to security executives and analysts about what to consider when you're tasked with integrating legacy security systems with cloud services.

    Corporate boards must be ready to defend their fiduciary decisions, compliance actions and, perhaps soon, even cybersecurity preparedness. A growing number of companies are seeking cyber-savvy board members, but it's still far from a majority. Should companies add board members with cybersecurity or cyber-risk experience? We look at both sides of the debate.

    Western Union rolled out a strategy to help its workforce take advantage of cloud services. The program -- dubbed Western Union Information Security Enablement, or WISE -- involved bringing shadow IT into the light, approving cloud services for official use and adding the necessary controls and policies to secure cloud infrastructures. We catch up with the company's senior manager of information security to find out how it's going.

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