If you think about what an election is, you can see that it’s largely about data quality. Millions of people create a few pieces of data each. All that data flows through a multi-layered system and ends up being part of a very critical dataset that drives very real world matters. Is there any place where the security and integrity of information is more important?
User threat intelligence, privileged misuse detection and intrusion detection technologies simply detect the most clumsy and incompetent attackers.
For many organizations around the world, 2015 could be called the “Year of the Devastating Data Breach.” For vendors of IT security, 2016 will be the “Year of Destruction.” Here are our 2016 IT security predictions.
Criminal hackers and nation-state attackers don’t care what time of year it is. They won’t respect your IT freeze, so continuous security improvement and continuous compliance needs to occur 365 days a year. Besides, if a retailer’s existing security solution is taking years to implement, perhaps they need to discard that product rather than stopping and starting a security project based solely on the time of year.
69 percent of respondents said they’re not using their IT security products to their full potential. Among this group, 71 percent believe this is putting their company, and possibly customers and partners, at risk.
However, even once you accept the fact that the bad guys are going to get into your network, you can significantly mitigate the damage done. Here are some tips to bolster your organization’s IT security posture.
Until now, both IT and senior management have been able to ignore the fundamentals of information security by buying technology recommended by industry analyst firms, as well as by going through make work exercises for auditor firms to “prove” they were secure.
Organizations are giving more priority to development of information security (InfoSec) policies, as protecting their assets is one of the prominent things that needs to be considered.
According to data we’ve sifted from our survey of attendees at RSA Conference 2013, 45% of IT workers have snitched on co-workers they’ve caught breaking corporate IT rules or accessing sensitive company information they’re not authorized to see. Of course this means that most of the survey respondents – 55% – admit they’ve turned a blind eye to colleagues they’ve caught in these same acts.
For all of you IT admins and managers privately suspicious that no matter what you do to protect the security of your network, your end-users will thwart you anyway – guess what? Our latest survey shows that more than 80% of your colleagues agree with you.