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CISOs: Disruptive technology trends and how to prepare
This article is part of the Information Security magazine issue of August 2017, Vol. 19, No. 6
In April, high-end audio maker Bose Corp. found itself in the crosshairs of a class-action suit alleging that its Bose Connect app "demonstrates a wholesale disregard for consumer privacy rights and violates numerous state and federal laws," because it collected information, such as song titles, from consumer devices. Bose scrambled to head off the row, refuting the allegations as "inflammatory [and] misleading," but noted that the product does collect "information about songs playing on the device" and updated its app to allow consumers to opt out of data collection. The incident put consumer product makers on notice. Diving into the internet of things (IoT) -- or other disruptive technology trends that could compromise sensitive data -- must involve the security team. Bose rival Harman International moved quickly to head off any potential legal jeopardy following the lawsuit announcement by checking its own products for similar failings. "We … are absolutely doing a risk assessment on every single connected product that we ...
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Features in this issue
Information security managers and venture capitalists weigh in on which digital trends are changing security operations and how IT teams should deal with the fallout.
The new CISO at Delta Air Lines earned her wings by sticking with security from the start. As the airline industry faces new challenges, Deborah Wheeler takes on a leadership role.
Help is on the way. Companies moving to public cloud infrastructure try out a new crop of cloud visibility tools to monitor configurations and security policy.
Columns in this issue
When we asked CISOs and venture capitalists about disruptive technologies that could transform enterprise security models -- and how to prepare for them -- a few trends stood out.
E. Kelly Fitzsimmons started with coconuts and then sold four companies. A serial entrepreneur discusses security and technology startups and why embracing failure works.