In a number of recent data breaches, the entry point for the hackers was through a third party vendor. FierceITSecurity recently sat down with Steve Durbin, global vice president of the non-for-profit Information Security Forum, to discuss third party security and other security challenges that will confont IT security teams in the coming year.
As businesses continue to move toward a more mobile-centric workflow, many CIOs will be forced to adapt or run the risk of losing their job. Re search from Forrester commissioned by data protection specialist Druva predicted that 20 percent of CIOs in regulated industries would be fired by 2016 if they did not institute a sound information governance policy.
Those involved in IT security are acutely aware that as the number of nodes in a network of intelligent devices--Internet of Things (IoT), for instance--rises, so do the number of potential vectors for attacking that system. Thus, there is increasing concern that IoT's value propositions go hand-in-hand with vulnerabilities that could threaten the enterprises employing them, argues Greg Shannon with the IEEE and Carnegie Mellon.
The internet will become the corporate network perimeter, predicts Paul Lipman, CEO of cloud security service provider iSheriff.
This year has been a record year for data breaches. But what does next year hold for the IT security industry?
The top three technology areas where enterprises are investing are mobile security/mobile device management, BYOD policy development and mobilizing business apps, according to Joe Pappano, president of IBM's MDM firm MaaS360 by Fiberlink.
Two-thirds of large enterprises believe that mobile devices are the weakest link in their security framework, according to a survey by Loudhouse Research on behalf of enterprise mobility firm BlackBerry.
WhatsApp, the popular messaging service acquired by Facebook for $22 billion, has added end-to-end encryption for some mobile users, reports Threatpost.
The "Masque" attack could replace legitimate iOS apps with malware-laden apps, resulting in possible theft of passwords, emails and other sensitive data, warns security firm FireEye.
The top news stories for Nov. 10, 2014.