If you work within the security industry, compliance is seen almost as a dirty word. You have likely run into situations like that which @Nemesis09 describes below. Here, we see it’s all too common for organizations to treat testing compliance as a checkbox exercise and to thereby view compliance in a way that goes against its entire purpose. There are challenges when it comes to compliance, for sure. Organizations need to figure out whether to shape their efforts to the letter of an existing law or to base their activities in the spirit of a “law” that best suits their security needs—even if that law doesn’t exists. There’s also the assumption that a company can acquire ‘good enough’ security by implementing a checkbox exercise, never mind the confusion explained by @Nemesis09. Podcast Episode 141: Massive Data Breaches Just Keep Happening. We Talk about Why. However, there is truth behind why […]
Episode 191: Shifting Compliance Left with Galen Emery of Chef
Galen Emery of Chef comes into the Security Ledger studios to talk about how security and compliance are “shifting left” with DEVSECOPS.
Spotlight Podcast: Rethinking Your Third Party Cyber Risk Strategy
Third party cyber risk is growing. Despite that, most companies are unprepared to address it in a systematic way. In this Spotlight Podcast, a companion to our new eBook, Rethinking Third Party Cyber Risk Management, we go deep on the topic of building a mature third party cyber risk program with Dave Stapleton the Director of Assessment Operations at the firm CyberGRX* and Jon Ehret, the President & Co-Founder of Third Party Risk Association.
Researchers: GDPR Already Having Positive Effect on Cybersecurity in EU
The General Data Privacy Regulation (GDPR) seems to already be having a positive effect on the state of cybersecurity in Europe less than seven months after it was enacted, showing that policy indeed can have a direct effect on organizations’ security practices, security researchers said.
Chief Security Officer: The Toughest Job In IT?
Register now for our CISO Hangout with Jon Trull of Qualys, the former Chief Security Officer for the State of Colorado. Chief Information Security Officers (CISOs) are in the news a lot these days. The breaches at prominent corporations like Target, Home Depot and (this week) JP Morgan have solidified the consensus that the CISO is a necessary complement to the CIO. They’ve also shone a spotlight on what many consider to be the toughest job in corporate America. After all, successful cyber attacks and data breaches are the quickest path to a ruined corporate reputation. And a strong and capable CISO is increasingly seen as the best defense against such an unfortunate occurrence. (Target’s misfortune was the direct result, some argued, on its lack of a CISO.) With all that in the air, the time couldn’t be better to sit down with some of the top CISOs in industry and the public […]