The Future of Cyber Security: IoT Creates Entirely New Set of Risks and Organizations Embrace “Active Defense”If the past 12 months saw a dramatic increase in data breach activity, then the year ahead promises to bring an entirely new set of concerns – and a shift in how companies are responding to the cyber threat. Increasingly, companies are exploring a more “active defense” approach to cyber security, while preparing for an entirely new set of threats to medical data, connected vehicles, mobile payments, and Internet of Things as well as emerging technologies like “wearables.” Traditional incident response – the rapid deployment of a team to remediate breaches to a network, identify additional threats and restore functionality – is necessary, but no longer sufficient. The connectedness of our cyber network demands intelligence-driven tools and processes that equip leaders with an anticipatory edge. Those are among the trends identified by Booz Allen Hamilton (NYSE: BAH) as the company offers lessons in incident response and examines trends that will shape how organizations prepare for and respond to cyber attacks.
(ISC)²® Workforce Study: As Threats Evolve, Security Professionals are Concerned About Technology Sprawl
(ISC)²® (“ISC-squared”), the largest not-for-profit membership body of certified information and software security professionals worldwide, with over 100,000 members, today released the results of its seventh Global Information Security Workforce Study (GISWS) in partnership with Booz Allen Hamilton, Cyber 360 Solutions and NRI Secure Technologies, conducted by Frost & Sullivan. The study of nearly 14,000 information security professionals worldwide reveals two-thirds of respondents indicate that they are concerned about the addition of multiple security technologies, often referred to as sprawl. Outsourcing, while also increasing, is one method being used to combat sprawl.