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Archive for October, 2011

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Governance, Risk, and Compliance- Cogs of Security Clock

Enterprise security, as I’m sure all of you are aware of, is complex. There are a lot of differentfacets and initiatives, and they all fit together in a very intricate and complicated way. The image of a clock, with all those little gears moving together, is how I picture a healthy security program in any given organization. But to think of security objectives like cogs in a clock begs the question of where is the IT parallel? What cogs are crucial to making the clock tick and which ones aren’t? I submit that the governance, security, and compliance mechanisms are the most significant. With these cogs, you set the pattern for security in your enterprise.

Post by Peter McCalister October 5, 2011
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The Road To The Truth About Insider Threats

New research from the Ponemon Institute was released this week, indicating that the majority of executives have a ways to go before they discover the staggering truth about the dangers of insider threats. The study says only 16 percent of respondents indicated that CEOs and other C-level executives acknowledge the dangers of insider fraud as significant. This statistic is a little shocking, given the volume of news stories published on an almost daily basis involving insider threats and the staggering financial effects they can have on an organization.

Post by Peter McCalister October 4, 2011
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It Must Be Bad If The Wall St. Journal Is Reporting On It

What is the “it” that must be so bad? What did the Wall St Journal report as “What’s A Company’s Biggest Security Risk? You.” That’s correct… everything we have been blogging about for the last year was boiled down by Geoffrey Fowler in the subhead of the article of September 26, 2011: “Employees don’t mean…

Post by Peter McCalister October 3, 2011