Every week it seems there is a new breach. Why do retailers keep getting breached? Anitian has identified five primary reasons why these breaches are happening. While the hackers are getting more effective, IT security teams are allowing these breaches to happen through poor operations and weak leadership.
What makes a successful IT security leader? Intelligence, experience, integrity? With 20 years of experience working with security people, we have had the fortune to see both highly successful security programs as well as highly dysfunctional ones. The successful teams overwhelmingly have a common set of qualities, which are often common to great leaders in other positions as well.
The infamous Target breach continues to provide insights. Leadership changes at Target demonstrate the new demands on IT security leadership. Leaders cannot hide behind hackers, technologies, or checkbox audits any longer. Breaches have real consequences, like losing your job. To confront this challange IT security leaders need to start asking hard questions of themselves and their employer.
The spate of high profile data breaches have, if nothing else, proven that organizations are managing risk poorly. Part of the blame for that lies in a fundamentally flawed way that companies gather risk data. With the growing use of GRC portals, there is a reliance on questionnaires and surveys to gather risk data. This approach is generating flawed data and subsequently flawed risk management.
This is the final part of our three-part series on Security Analytics. You can view Part 1 and Part 2 here. In Part 1 and 2 of this series, we looked at the technology behind Security Analytics (SA) and where these technologies are going. In this final part, we will address how to select a SA platform for your… Read More »