Five ways CIOs can improve IT security

IT security is a difficult issue, especially with the topic gaining unprecedented exposure in the press as of late. Here are five pragmatic and quick steps you can take to increase security in your organization.
IT security is a difficult issue, especially with the topic gaining unprecedented exposure in the press as of late. Not only do you have to worry about nefarious governments and freelance hackers, but now must add government agencies like the NSA and even organized crime to the list of security concerns. Budget discussions are no longer simple matters of dollars and cents, but questions about the very security of your company’s proprietary, financial, and customer information. So what are some pragmatic and quick steps you can take to increase security?

IT Security From The Eyes Of Data Scientists

Enterprises will increasingly employ data science experts to help drive security analytics and risk mitigation

 As IT security leaders try to base more of their day-to-day decisions on statistical analysis of relevant data coming from IT infrastructure and business processes, they’re running into a skills and resource gap. Often security teams have lots of specialists with deep technical knowledge of attack techniques and trends, but they frequently lack the skills to aggregate and manipulate data in order to draw meaningful conclusions from statistical trends.

EY: Global Information Security Survey 2013

Organizations must be prepared to combat against, manage and mitigate cyber attacks that can occur anytime, anywhere, Says EY.

EY’s 16th annual global information security survey explores the actions organizations have taken to address current threats, how leading organizations are preparing for cyber risks that may be on the horizon, and how new technologies and an innovative approach can help organizations proactively prepare for the future.

EY found three levels of response to cyber risk in an environment where cyber attacks are numerous, constant and increasingly complex:

  • Improve — What organizations are doing to address the current threats and the challenges that still exist
  • Expand — Steps leading organizations are taking to address new threats more proactively
  • Innovate — Solutions organizations need to address new and upcoming technologies

EY’s Global Information Security Survey 2013 report can be downloaded here.