Intrusion detection News
February 13, 2017
In part one of this two-part Q&A, Whit Diffie weighs in on the privacy risks in an unprotected IoT world and explains why he doesn't own a Nest thermostat.
January 12, 2017
A quiet AWS acquisition last year could improve customers' ability to detect and respond to cyberattacks at scale through automation and machine learning.
January 09, 2017
Truffle Hog utility roots out and detects text blobs with enough entropy to be secret keys -- even those buried deep in old Git repositories -- to prevent exploits.
December 15, 2016
A second Yahoo breach was disclosed, with more than 1 billion accounts compromised and users left at risk of further attacks for three years.
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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.Continue Reading
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Governance, risk and compliance processes face numerous complications in the digital age. Companies' data volumes continue to grow exponentially, while information security threats and regulatory mandates constantly evolve. Digitization does have its GRC benefits, however. The vast amount of data stored by the average modern company presents a treasure trove of analytics information that can help prevent future security incidents and regulatory infractions. These GRC benefits extend to the rest of the business as well, potentially improving customer relations, streamlining resources and boosting the bottom line. In this handbook, learn how companies can draw business value from GRC analytics data and develop strategies to incorporate analytics best practices that will benefit company-wide business processes. Continue Reading
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Anti-network reconnaissance tools can prevent attackers from getting access to system information. Expert Judith Myerson goes over the best enterprise options. Continue Reading
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Auto-rooting app LevelDropper has the ability to silently root devices and gain system level privileges. Expert Michael Cobb explains how to detect and stop it. Continue Reading