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.

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 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. Build your knowledge and skills in information security management.

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.

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. Physical security. Managing information security in an uncertain world.

How to document your information security policy

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With cyber security affecting businesses worldwide, it is important that all organisations have a policy in place to state and record their commitment to protecting the information that they handle. First, what is an information security policy?

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.

Information security and compliance training for the healthcare sector

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Furthermore, the sector depends on its workforce to provide vital care, which is only possible when information is shared and available at the point of delivery. and healthcare must address the new DSP (Data Security and Protection) Toolkit.

How CISMP can help your information security career

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A career in information security management is very alluring: it’s rewarding, there’s a high demand for skilled professionals and it comes with a generous salary. All you need to do to get started is gain a Certificate in Information Security Management Principles (CISMP).

5 ways to improve your information security

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Organisations are always looking for ways to improve their security posture, but the process is often frustrating. As soon as they secure one weakness, cyber criminals find another one. Here are five essential ways you can keep your organisation secure.

Introducing Behavioral Information Security

The Falcon's View

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.

Do you know the difference between cyber security and information security?

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You often see people use the terms ‘ cyber security ’ and ‘ information security ’ interchangeably. That’s because, in their most basic forms, they refer to the same thing: the integrity and confidentiality of information. Information security.

Your enterprise information security budget is too small

OpenText Information Management

The largest information security and digital risk conference in the world, RSAC 2018, recently descended on the Moscone Center in San Francisco for a packed week on all things cyber security.

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. Mark Rowe, Professional Security Magazine Online.

Iowa and Nebraska Enact Information Security Laws

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Recently, Iowa and Nebraska enacted information security laws applicable to personal information. Iowa’s law applies to operators of online services directed at and used by students in kindergarten through grade 12, whereas Nebraska’s law applies to all commercial entities doing business in Nebraska who own or license Nebraska residents’ personal information. Operators also are prohibited from selling or renting students’ information.

AusCERT and the Award for Information Security Excellence

Troy Hunt

At the gala dinner last night, without any warning beforehand, I somehow walked away with this: #AusCERT2018 Award for Information Security Excellence goes to @troyhunt @AusCERT 2018 Gala Dinner — ValdemarJakobsen???? SecurityI've been at the AusCERT conference this week which has presented a rare opportunity to walk to a major event from my home rather than fly to the other side of the world.

New China Guideline for Internet Personal Information Security Protection

Data Protection Report

On 30 November 2018 the Cyber Security Protection Bureau, under the auspices of the PRC Ministry of Public Security (the “MPS”), issued a draft Guideline for Internet Personal Information Security Protection (the “Guideline”) along with a request for public comments. specific requirements/processes in handling personal information. internal management regulations and structures to protect information systems and personal information. Introduction.

Improve your information security with risk assessment software

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A risk assessment is one of the first tasks an organisation should complete when preparing its cyber security policy and programme. vsRisk is an information security risk assessment software tool created by industry-leading ISO 27001 experts.

How OpenText Information Security employees prevent cybersecurity threats

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The Equifax breach disclosed in September 2017 validates why Information Security is at the forefront of the mainstream media, once again. This high visibility attack comes alongside an upswing in hackers manipulating the code of … The post How OpenText Information Security employees prevent cybersecurity threats appeared first on OpenText Blogs. OpenText Careers & Culture Information Security vacancies

ISO 27001: How to set and document your information security objectives

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Having created an information security policy , risk assessment procedure and risk treatment plan , you will be ready to set and document your information security objectives. Our annotated template takes the hassle out of documenting your information security objectives.

The 5 biggest information security concerns facing organisations

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When implementing defences to keep data secure, organisations should rightly put a lot of effort into preventing external actors penetrating them, but as the 2018 BCI Horizon Scan Report reminds us, there are many other things to prepare for.

Information Security and Compliance Through the Prism of Healthcare and Retail


Organizations must focus strategically on how to manage digital content and understand that: 1) end-users are consuming technology differently; 2) consumer devices are being increasingly used as “on-ramps” to digital workflows; and 3) how you secure the scan and capture process becomes increasingly important. 2 -- Retail provides useful lessons in the importance of decentralized capture and the security challenges it creates.

China issues Personal Information Security Specification

Data Protection Report

On 29 December 2017 the Standardization Administration of China issued an Information Security Technology – Personal Information Security Specification ?GB/T Although the Specification is not a mandatory regulation, it nonetheless has a key implementing role in relation to China’s Cyber Security Law (“Cyber Security Law”) in respect of protecting personal information in China. Expanded scope of personal information.

Once more unto the Breach – Managing information security in an uncertain world

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The Internet is a playground for criminal hackers waiting to get their hands on your sensitive information. . Threats like this are very real for ISMs (information security managers), who face the reality of phishing scams, cracking and ransomware daily. . Physical security .

National Standard on Personal Information Security Goes into Effect in China

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On May 1, 2018, the Information Security Technology – Personal Information Security Specification (the “Specification”) went into effect in China. The Specification constitutes a best practices guide for the collection, retention, use, sharing and transfer of personal information, and for the handling of related information security incidents.

China Releases National Standard on Personal Information Security

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On January 25, 2018, the Standardization Administration of China published the full text of the Information Security Technology – Personal Information Security Specification (the “Specification”). The Specification is voluntary, but could become influential within China because it establishes benchmarks for the processing of personal information by a wide variety of entities and organizations.

An Action Plan to Fill the Information Security Workforce Gap

Dark Reading

Nothing says #whorunstheworld like an all-female blue team taking down a male-dominated red team in a battle to protect sensitive customer data, and other ideas to entice women into a cyber career

e-Records 2017: “Big Data vs. Information Security: Bringing Peace to Conflict”

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Information Governance: Take Control and Succeed. The Public Information Act and Updates from 85th Legislative Session. Establishing Information Governance for Local Governments in Microsoft SharePoint and Office 365. Data Protection and Information Governance across Data Silos.

The first step in strong information security is to understand data assets

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Data security Cyber security Cyber attacksIn talking to many CISOs over the last past few years, it is clear many organizations are still not sure what constitutes their most valuable assets and, as a result, cannot adequately protect their 'crown jewels.'.

How Lush could have protected its till system

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Lush could have avoided this predicament by implementing an ISMS (information security management system) aligned to ISO 27001 , the international standard for information security. For more information, or advice specific to your organisation, email our team.

4 reasons to get CISMP qualified

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Those seeking a qualification that demonstrates a broad understanding of information security management should consider the British Computer Society CISMP (Certificate in Information Security Management Principles). Are you looking for job security in an uncertain market?

Information security myopia


My article in the current edition of IDM magazine used examples of traditional information security failures to provide some balance against concerns about Web 2.0 security. is more secure but that we need to look at the information security risks of both existing technologies and the new social media tools.

ISOO Report Recommends Government-wide Technology Strategy to Address Inefficiencies in Information Security

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Today, the Information Security Oversight Office (ISOO) released its 2017 Annual Report to the President on security classification and implementation of the Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI) program. ISOO believes that robust agency implementation of compliant CUI policies designed to better protect and facilitate the sharing of sensitive information would further advance the President’s management initiatives.

Two thirds of organisations unlikely to survive a data breach

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The Risk:Value 2018 Report by NTT Security discovered that only 29% of organisations have dedicated cyber insurance in place, despite 81% of senior executives touting insurance against data breaches as “vital”.

The Increasingly Complex Challenge of Third-Party Data Hosting

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Cloud IG News Information Governance information privacy information security Record Retention Records Management Cloud Storage data hosting Privacy SecurityJohn C. Montaña J.D.,

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House Oversight Committee on Equifax

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” breach analysis disclosure information security Reports and DataThe House Oversight Committee has released a scathing report on Equifax.

Make sure your cyber security policies aren’t only ‘skin deep’

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Almost every data breach begins with an organisation saying they were secure until a crook comes along and shows them otherwise. . This is one of the biggest problems facing the cyber security industry. Physical security issues that can cause you difficulties; and .

Someone Hacked 50,000 Printers to Promote PewDiePie YouTube Channel

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IG News information privacy information security Risk News Security #infosec Hackers PrintersNovember 30, 2018 Mohit Kumar This may sound crazy, but it’s true!

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NAID 2019 Registration Now Open

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i-SIGMA IG News Information Governance information security NAID Shredding AAAThe post NAID 2019 Registration Now Open appeared first on IG GURU.

When is Blockchain not secure? Learn why you need Blockchain Defender

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The post When is Blockchain not secure? Blockchain IG News information security Risk News #infosec Scott SchoberLearn why you need Blockchain Defender appeared first on IG GURU.

Free ISO 27001 resources

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ISO 27001 is the international standard that describes best practice for an ISMS (information security management system). Download our free data sheet here >> Infographic: What is an information security management system (ISMS)?

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Tips to Protect Your Domain[s] Investments


Security Business Tools And Resources Security Tools And Technology Web And Information SecurityA few months back I was working with a customer that was having the worst day of their lives. Attackers had taken full control of their most critical digital asset. Read More.

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4 reasons to get CISMP qualified

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Those seeking a qualification that demonstrates a broad understanding of information security management should consider the British Computer Society (BCS) Certificate in Information Security Management Principles (CISMP).