The recent Sony and Epsilon breaches sent a strong reminder that companies lack transparency and aren't prepared to respond to a breach once it occurs, says Kirk Herath, Chief Privacy Officer at Nationwide Insurance Companies.
From Epsilon to Sony, recent data breaches and legislative trends tell a dramatic story about the turbulent state of privacy worldwide, according to J. Trevor Hughes, head of the International Association of Privacy Professionals.
The recent data breaches at Epsilon and Sony should send a chilling message to privacy officers everywhere. "You can't prepare enough," says Kirk Herath, chief privacy officer of Nationwide Insurance Companies.
Kirk Herath, Chief Privacy Officer at Nationwide Insurance Companies, has been in privacy management for more than a decade, and he has two main concerns about today's enterprise: Mobile technology and cloud computing.
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.
Wire fraud incidents from China prove current security measures, including multifactor authentication, are too easy to bypass. And security pundits say it all points back to why the financial industry needs more guidance about adequate online security.
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.
Recent incidents of corporate account takeover have pushed regulators, associations and practitioners to call for greater awareness and more collaboration between commercial customers and banks. But is there an ROI to enhanced awareness?
Once a CEO understands the value and risks catered through mobile functionality, it is easier to discuss mobile innovations, policy and how the company can then strike a balance to meet customer and employee requirements.
What if, while searching the Internet, you come across a Facebook profile of one of your employees, including inappropriate pictures and personal remarks on the supervisor? What does this mean to you as an employer? And what can you do about it?