It's clear that major data breaches have become not just a topic of mainstream news, but they're occurring with such frequency and potential devastation that they're almost deserving of a 24-hour news desk.
"Just securing the data is no longer enough," says Trevor Hughes, head of the International Association of Privacy Professionals. 'Privacy professionals, in addition, need to prepare for what happens when things go wrong."
The same approach governments and businesses employ to protect individuals from the dangers of secondhand smoke could be applied to safeguard cyberspace, says Scott Charney, Microsoft's vice president of trustworthy computing, engineering excellence and environmental sustainability.
The recent data breaches at Epsilon and Sony should send a chilling message to privacy officers everywhere. "You can't prepare enough," says Kirk Herath, chief privacy officer of Nationwide Insurance Companies.
Kirk Herath, Chief Privacy Officer at Nationwide Insurance Companies, has been in privacy management for more than a decade, and he has two main concerns about today's enterprise: Mobile technology and cloud computing.
One of the unexpected impacts of the global economic crisis is that many organizations have lost their business resiliency, says Lyndon Bird, director of The Business Continuity Institute, headquartered in the U.K.
More than just Facebook friends, today's Chief Information Security Officer needs to connect and collaborate with key corporate allies who can influence the enterprise risk and security practices within any organization.
A star-studded lineup of top U.S. officials including four cabinet secretaries and three other senior executives announced the new international strategy, emphasizing the importance of cybersecurity to American foreign policy.
In the wake of recent data breaches, industry experts fear that consumers and employees alike will start exhibiting signs of "breach fatigue" and treat such incidents apathetically. Here are tips for how to ward off apathy.