"Almost everyone has a firewall and is using it; it's just not necessarily a relevant defense against the way people are actually being attacked," says Josh Corman, research director of enterprise security at security consultancy The 451 Group.
Topics to be addressed at the NIST cloud computing forum include the cloud's trustworthiness and standards. Google Chief Internet Evangelist Vint Cerf and NIST Director Patrick Gallagher also will speak.
Fraud, risk management emerging technologies -- these issues know no boundaries. That's why we're launching a series of new international BankInfoSecurity sites to draw proper attention to local issues that impact the global banking industry.
Global banking institutions can learn a great deal from Japan's disaster planning and response. But security expert Mark Lobel of PricewaterhouseCoopers says this growing crisis also teaches us: "Even the best laid plans only go so far."
Australia's government agencies can learn a lot from the nation's banks, when it comes to risk management and protecting privacy, says Graham Ingram, General Manager of the Australian Computer Emergency Response Team. "There are too many people in government organisations who are in denial [of risks]," he says.
Developing enterprise risk management processes is one challenge for Asian banks. But following these processes is quite another, says Peter Koo, partner, Enterprise Risk Services, at Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu in Hong Kong.
Disaster recovery expert Regina Phelps says Japan's nuclear emergency puts local citizens at risk, but organizations globally can learn from the crisis. "I hope that all of us look at this and ask, 'What can I do to be better prepared?'"
In the initial wake of Japan's devastating earthquake and subsequent tsunami, business continuity plans have been tested, and organizations now are dealing with severe aftershocks and a growing national crisis, says Alan Berman, executive director of DRI International.
RSA Conference 2011 was held recently, and Information Security Media Group was on hand to participate in the event in several unique ways. Check out our exclusive video interviews with industry thought-leaders, as well as our "Faces of Fraud" briefing.