To respond to a security incident, an organization must first be aware of it. But too many intrusions go undetected, says Rob Lee of SANS Institute. That's the first problem that needs to be addressed.
One problem tracking IT security employment is the dearth of information. Even the most trustworthy organization in collecting employment data, the Bureau of Labor Statistics, furnishes infosec data it cautions aren't reliable.
The cost of a data breach is down, say the latest Ponemon Institute study. But as the Global Payments breach shows, organizations still have many reasons to be concerned, says researcher Larry Ponemon.
Hacking is behind most large-scale data breaches. What steps can organizations and leaders take to safeguard their information post-attack? Karen Barney of the Identity Theft Resource Center offers advice.
The rise in hacktivism and data breaches changed the information security landscape. These incidents also influenced the content of RSA Conference 2012, says Hugh Thompson, event program committee chair.