Information Security vs Cyber Security: The Difference

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You’ll often see the terms cyber security and information security used interchangeably. That’s because, in their most basic forms, they refer to the same thing: the confidentiality, integrity and availability of information. What is information security?

Getting the Most From Information Security Investments

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How to Avoid Addressing Problems 'Too Far Downstream' Greg van der Gaast, head of information security at the University of Salford in the United Kingdom, has strong opinions on why some security investments aren't reaping maximum benefits. "We

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What Is Information Security Management?

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Information security management is a way of protecting an organisation’s sensitive data from threats and vulnerabilities. The process is typically embedded via an ISMS (information security management system) , which provides the framework for managing information security.

Getting Started With Threat-Informed Security Programs

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Security leaders need to examine their business model, document risks, and develop a strategic plan to address those risks

2020 Workshop on Economics of Information Security

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The Workshop on Economics of Information Security will be online this year. Uncategorized conferences economics of securityRegister here.

How Information Security Teams Can Help Reduce Stress and Burnout

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Work across the organization and take practical steps to ease user stress — prioritize user productivity by offering the right tools to avoid shadow IT and cultivate a transparent security culture. Remember the security team, too, and automate as many processes as possible

2022 Workshop on Economics and Information Security (WEIS)

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Uncategorized conferences security conferencesI did not attend WEIS this year , but Ross Anderson was there and liveblogged all the talks.

SAIC Appoints Kevin Brown as Chief Information Security Officer

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Industry leader with decades of information security experience manages SAIC’s security strategy and oversees critical cybersecurity operations

‘Vast majority’ of federal agencies’ information security programs are ineffective: Senate report via The Washington Times

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The post ‘Vast majority’ of federal agencies’ information security programs are ineffective: Senate report via The Washington Times appeared first on IG GURU. Cyber Security IG News Information Governance information security Risk News information privacy Records Management Security

The 2020 Workshop on Economics and Information Security (WEIS)

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The workshop on Economics and Information Security is always an interesting conference. Uncategorized conferences economics of securityThis year, it will be online. Here’s the program. Registration is free.

How your staff make security decisions: The psychology of information security

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Your employees encounter potential cyber security threats on a daily basis. Perhaps there’s a new face in the office that they don’t recognise, or a new password they need to remember, or a database of sensitive information that they need to upload onto the Cloud.

(ISC)² Appoints Jon France, CISSP, as Chief Information Security Officer

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Accomplished cybersecurity leader will advocate globally for best practices in risk management and head up association security operations

ICO Fines Clearview AI £7.5m for Collecting UK Citizens’ Data via Information Security Magazine

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for Collecting UK Citizens’ Data via Information Security Magazine appeared first on IG GURU. Business Compliance IG News information privacy Privacy Clearview AI ICO Information GovernanceCheck out the article here. The post ICO Fines Clearview AI £7.5m

10 Tips for Maintaining Information Security During Layoffs

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Insider cyber threats are always an issue during layoffs -- but with record numbers of home office workers heading for the unemployment line, it's never been harder to maintain cybersecurity during offboarding

Workshop on the Economics of Information Security

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Last week, I hosted the eighteenth Workshop on the Economics of Information Security at Harvard. Ross Anderson liveblogged the talks. conferences economicsofsecurity securityconferences

Why should governments take an AI-based approach to information security?

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AI & Analytics Government & Public Sector unstructured data Magellan Risk Guard information securityEvery day, intra- and cross-functional government teams exchange diverse datasets to achieve their citizen-centric missions.

Top Malware and Other Threats Tracked by Center for Information Security site

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The post Top Malware and Other Threats Tracked by Center for Information Security site appeared first on IG GURU. Check out their threat site here.

Information Security Learn Path at Enterprise World

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Security has become job #1 for every organization and that’s especially true when it comes to Enterprise Information Management (EIM). The Information Security Learn Path at OpenText™ Enterprise World 2019 in Toronto provides practical tools and best practices for using OpenText products and solutions to secure data and information across the enterprise.

BreachQuest Welcomes Sandy Dunn as Chief Information Security Officer

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Industry cybersecurity veteran joins executive team of leading cyber experts with key experience In healthcare market

NATO Warns it Will Consider a Military Response to Cyber-Attacks via Information Security Magazine

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The post NATO Warns it Will Consider a Military Response to Cyber-Attacks via Information Security Magazine appeared first on IG GURU. Check out the article here.

5 Ways artificial intelligence Is Being Used to Keep Sensitive Information Secure

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Artificial intelligence is an immensely helpful tool for businesses and consumers alike, how to use artificial intelligence to secure sensitive Information. By processing data quickly and predicting analytics, AI can do everything from automating systems to protecting information.

NYU Tandon Launches Chief Information Security Officer Program

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Featuring in-depth core sessions and topical electives, the nine-month program takes a risk-based approach to cyber strategy

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What is an information security policy?

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It’s widely accepted that people are the weakest part of any organisation’s security defences. That’s why information security policies are arguably the most important part of an organisation’s defence. What do information security policies do? Information security policies are usually the result of risk assessments, in which vulnerabilities are identified and safeguards are chosen. ISO 27001 Information security

The anatomy of effective information security management

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With the ever-increasing risks faced by every UK organisation from cyber crime, there is significantly increased pressure on every information security manager to deliver effective security. This manager and their team are expected to plan, implement and monitor suitable measures to protect confidential assets and to mitigate losses in the event of a security breach. Build your knowledge and skills in information security management.

The Executive Women's Forum on Information Security, Risk Management & Privacy Elects Three Board Advisers

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Security executives hail from Target, Eli Lilley, and SecurityCurve/SaltCybersecurity

Nine Duties of an Information Security Professional

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by Dr. Shuyler Jan Buitron, DCS, MSIA, CISSP, MCSE Throughout my information technology and information security careers, I have encountered many different philosophies and ways of operating. The information security professional represents the profession wherever heshe goes. I spent some time mulling over the responsibilities of the information security professional or for the profession in […].

Swiss Army Knife for Information Security: What Is Comprehensive Protection?

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For example, the concept of SearchInform is to ensure control of threats at all levels of the information network: from hardware and software to file systems and databases, from user actions on a PC to their activity on the Internet. Web Security

Fortress Information Security Sponsors Open Web Application Security Project To Work on Industry-Wide Software Bill of Materials Standards

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What are the best books on information security?

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As the risk of suffering a data breach continues to increase, information security has become a critical issue for all organisations – especially as the GDPR prescribes large administrative fines for organisations that fail to appropriately secure the personal data they process. However, information security best practice can often be challenging to understand and implement. An Introduction to Information Security and ISO 27001:2013 – A Pocket Guide.

How to create an information security policy

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ISO 27001 says that you must document an information security policy. What is an information security policy? An information security policy is one of the mandatory documents outlined in Clause 5.2 of ISO 27001 and sets out the requirements of your information security management system (ISMS). Key elements of your information security policy. Help with creating an information security policy template.

Does Information Security Have a Future?

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Buitron, DCS, MSIA, CISSP, MCSE Even though the apparent and hopeful answer to the title question is ‘yes, information security does have a future,’ several challenges affect the future of information security, now commonly called InfoSec or cybersecurity. The post Does Information Security Have a Future? IG News Information Governance information security Risk News Security Careers future Riskby Dr. Shuyler J.

Priceless advice for information security managers

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As an information security manager, you enter each day not knowing what it may bring, in spite, perhaps, of having a well-formed plan or at least a to-do list. But what all information security managers must appreciate is that there is no such thing as 100% security and you can never be 100% risk free. In Once more unto the Breach Andrea Simmons offers priceless advice for information security managers, including: Delivering a security project.

Hundreds Arrested After Cops Dismantle Encrypted Phone Network via Information Security Magazine

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The post Hundreds Arrested After Cops Dismantle Encrypted Phone Network via Information Security Magazine appeared first on IG GURU. Breach Business information privacy information security Risk News SecurityCheck out this article here.

Physical Fails for Information Security and Privacy

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Physical Fails for Information Security and Privacy August 7, 2018 Hosted by Rebecca Herold [Download MP3] [itunes] [Bookmark Episode] Guest Information Andrew Ysasi Episode Description This episode covers a problem as bad today as it was decades ago and in many ways worse. Breaches caused by unauthorized access to physical forms of information: on printed […]. The post Physical Fails for Information Security and Privacy appeared first on IG GURU.

Fortress Information Security Receives $125M Strategic Investment from Goldman Sachs Asset Management

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Kick-start your career in information security management

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If you’re looking to develop a career in information security, the CISMP training course is a great starting point. It provides a broad introduction to information security management upon which more technical qualifications can be built. Special offer: Receive a free copy of Information Security Management Principles – the official textbook for the CISMP qualification (RRP: £24.99) when you book this course.

5 ways to improve your information security in 2019

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Protecting your organisation against cyber crime can sometimes feel like a never ending game of security whack-a-mole. Just as soon as you’ve secured one weakness, it seems as though another vulnerability rears its head. In this post, we outline five essential ways of keeping your organisation secure. 1) Support cyber security staff. Cyber security staff often cite a lack of organisational support as their biggest concern.

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Build a successful career in information security management with CISMP

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With an average salary of more than £50,000 a year, you can understand why so many people are pursuing a career in information security management. The only requirement is an appropriate qualification, like CISMP (Certificate in Information Security Management Principles). Look at other qualifications that might suit you >> The CISMP qualification is often enough to verify your status as an information security expert.

Introducing Behavioral Information Security

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The focus of the boot camp was around "behavior design," which was suggested to me by a friend who's a leading expert in modern, progress security awareness program management. Suddenly, it occurred to me, "Hey, you know what we really need is a new sub-field that combines all aspects of security behavior design, such as security awareness, anti-phishing, social engineering, and even UEBA." I recently had the privilege of attending BJ Fogg's Behavior Design Boot Camp.

What are the best books on information security?

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And with thousands of books on information security, it can be hard to know where to begin. We’ve handpicked the best titles to better equip people looking to advance their careers in information security. An Introduction to Information Security and ISO 27001:2013 – A Pocket Guide. Written by an acknowledged expert on the ISO 27001 standard, this is the ideal resource for anyone wanting a clear, concise and easy-to-read primer on information security.