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RSA Europe: Infosec needs to talk the language of business in order to be an enabler

John Colley, emea managing director of (ISC)2 and William Beer, PricewaterhouseCoopers, told their audience at RSA Europe that language is the biggest barrier to turning security into a business advantage.
12 October 2010

British firms warned over laptop data lethargy

A survey just completed claims to show that around two-thirds (65%) of IT managers have no idea where their organisation's mobile devices are, and that almost half of respondents are unable to manage PCs and Macs together.
12 October 2010

More stringent security regulations are increasing costs

Compliance with more stringent information security regulations around the world has resulted in “moderate to significant” increase in costs for companies’ information security programs, according to the majority of IT and security executives surveyed in a Security for Business Innovation Council (SBIC) report.
11 October 2010

SMEs’ data exposed to partners and fraudsters

SMEs could be leaving themselves open to attacks from fraudsters or might reveal confidential information because the companies they work with do not have adequate information security in place.
11 October 2010

Information security is not just about gizmos and gadgets

Information security is not just about technical solutions, such as hardware and software. It is also about policies and process companies put in place to ensure technical solutions fit in with the broader corporate information security strategy. To provide that broader scope, the Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA) has developed a comprehensive business model for information security.
11 October 2010

RSA Europe: Demonstrating actual compliance is a very costly business.

The RSA Europe conference opens in London tomorrow and, to kick off the three-day key security event, the organisers have published a report looking at the need for regulatory compliance in organisations.
11 October 2010

Fannie Mae contractor faces jail term for planting malware

A former Unix engineer faces 10 years in jail for planting a malicious script designed to destroy data at troubled mortgage giant, Fannie Mae.
08 October 2010

FBI thwarts data breach at Akamai Technologies

A potential data breach at Akamai Technologies was foiled by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), prosecutors disclosed this week.
08 October 2010

UAE repeals RIM’s BlackBerry service ban

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has canceled a potential BlackBerry service suspension from October 11 and said BlackBerry maker Research in Motion's (RIM) services are now compliant with its security needs.
08 October 2010

Fannie Mae contractor faces jail term for planting malware

A former Unix engineer faces 10 years in jail for planting a malicious script designed to destroy data at US financial services firm, Fannie Mae.
08 October 2010

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