Acquiring information security wares gets more complicated every day - some 1,000 vendors offer 150 categories of products - so it's unreasonable to expect even the most informed chief information security officers to know everything about them.
Gartner's Peter Firstbrook, to illustrate the vulnerability of IT systems, cites research that pegs at about 400 days the average time a targeted virus remains undetected on a computer. And, he says, that doesn't speak highly of the current offerings from security vendors.
Israel is being blamed - or, perhaps, taking credit - for the creation of Flame, the sophisticated cyberspyware that has targeted organizations in the Middle East, especially its mortal enemy, the government of Iran.
Cloud computing gives the jitters to those charged with protecting their organization's IT assets. To gauge the concerns of security professionals about cloud computing, we're fielding a global survey covering all industries. We want to know your views.
FedRAMP will ensure that cloud-based services have adequate information security, eliminate duplication of effort and reduce risk management costs and enable rapid and cost-effective procurement of IT systems and services for federal agencies.