When economists dissected July's 0.1 point drop in overall unemployment, to 9.1 percent, they attributed the decline mostly to fewer people seeking work. But that's not the case for IT security professionals. There are few discouraged workers in the information technology occupation categories these days.
Despite improvement in organizations' abilities to plan for and predict disasters, they still lack an effective response. In fact, the biggest gap in business continuity today is understanding, says Lyndon Bird, director at the Business Continuity Institute.
It's clear that major data breaches have become not just a topic of mainstream news, but they're occurring with such frequency and potential devastation that they're almost deserving of a 24-hour news desk.
One of the unexpected impacts of the global economic crisis is that many organizations have lost their business resiliency, says Lyndon Bird, director of The Business Continuity Institute, headquartered in the U.K.
When it comes to hot topics, they don't get hotter than authentication, cloud computing and IT governance - all of which I've discussed at length in recent interviews with industry thought-leaders. Let's review some highlights from these conversations.
Three recent breach incidents, each involving the loss or theft of back-up drives, illustrate that some organizations are doing a better job than others in informing consumers about the steps they're taking to prevent more breaches.