Security threats to healthcare organizations are on the rise - and so are regulatory requirements. Kim Singletary of McAfee discusses the top breach prevention and response challenges for healthcare organizations in 2013.
We've seen user-driven trends such as BYOD before, says Kevin Flynn of Fortinet. And if organizations remember past security lessons, they will avoid falling prey to mistakes that could lead to breaches.
It isn't just a staffing shortage that stops organizations from building cyberteams. It's a skills crisis, says SANS Institute founder Alan Paller, who tells why now is the ideal time to fill top roles with qualified professionals.
Ron Ross, the NIST computer scientist who heads the initiative that is revising the guidance, characterizes the updated publication as the most comprehensive one since the initial catalogue of controls was issued in 2005.
How can security pros help organizations prevent breaches and data loss? The Online Trust Alliance has released its latest guide to data protection and breach readiness, and OTA founder Craig Spiezle offers tips.
Although hacktivists announced suspension of DDoS attacks against banks, other industries are now getting hit, and banks can't afford to get complacent because of the fraud risk, says security specialist Bill Stewart.
"We felt that it was very important to come out with this and say this was how easy it is for them to break into any U.S. company, and here's how they're doing it," The New York Times' Nicole Perlroth says.
Although a hacktivist group says it has suspended distributed-denial-of-service attacks on U.S. banking institutions, banking and security leaders aren't convinced. "Banks should certainly remain on guard," says Gartner's Avivah Litan.
Throughout 2013, security professionals will continue to face evolving mobile security challenges, says Javelin's Al Pascual, who, in a new report, analyzes the changing mobile threat landscape for the year.
Using technology to prevent breaches is insufficient. Security leaders also must address the human factor, making sure staff members receive appropriate training on clear-cut policies - before it's too late.