The information security job market is evolving into highly specialized areas, says Eugene Spafford, noted professor at Purdue University. So, how must students now prepare themselves for these new career paths?
The federal "wall of shame" tally of major healthcare information breaches now lists 380 incidents affecting more than 18 million individuals. Meanwhile, yet another class action lawsuit has been filed in the wake of a breach.
These new sites now make Information Security Media Group the largest global network of information security-focused media sites, reaching the most diverse audience of decision-makers in each of ISMG's key markets.
Fraud threats have changed little in the past decade. But their global scale has, and James Ratley, president of the ACFE, details how fraud examiners must change their approach to fighting these crimes in 2012.
A federal appeals court has ruled in favor of victims of the 2007 Hannaford data breach. Attorney Ronald Raether explains the ruling and what it potentially means to future breached entities and their customers.
As legal issues surrounding data breaches become increasingly complex, more organizations are turning to attorneys for post-breach response, says Lisa Sotto, a managing partner for New York-based law firm Hunton & Williams.
Deven McGraw, co-chair of the Privacy and Security Tiger Team that's advising federal healthcare regulators, explains why she's frustrated by delays in rolling out new regulations to protect electronic health records and safeguard the exchange of patient information.
Healthcare organizations should carefully document all necessary breach investigation and notification actions and responsibilities to avoid chaos when an incident occurs, says Dawn Morgenstern, privacy official at the Walgreens national drugstore chain.
2011 has offered quite a number of tough lessons for security professionals. Here at (ISC)2, where security education is our focus, the close of another year raises the old teacher's question: "What have we learned, class?"