Most furloughed federal employees would have had to turn in their BlackBerries and other mobile devices in a U.S. government shutdown. Just as well, using the technology could have resulted in an employee landing in the slammer.
From Facebook to Twitter, the new era of business communication and collaboration requires involvement of senior leaders to guide an organization's social media strategy and engagement. It's a big role, and it comes with significant responsibilities.
Patrick Gorman, a former associate director of the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, is the new chief information security officer and senior vice president at Bank of America, the nation's largest bank company.
After the revelation of Operation Aurora, the term began to take on a different meaning. "In essence," IBM's X-Force report says, "APT became associated with any targeted, sophisticated or complex attack regardless of the attacker, motive, origin or method of operation."
"In a natural disaster of this impact, you do not think of saving an organization first, but you think of securing the people stranded there," says AnneMarie Staley, director of global business continuity management at the New York Stock Exchange.
Emerging technologies, application vulnerabilities and regulatory compliance force organizations to bridge the development and security silos and find avenues for interdisciplinary cooperation to produce secure software.
"We are training organizations to become more security focused and get them away from the check box mentality," says Jeremy King of the PCI Security Standards Council, describing the group's new approach to increasing PCI awareness globally.
"Today's risk management professionals really need to take a strategic view of managing risk to be relevant in achieving the organization's expected outcome," says Philip Alexander of Wells Fargo Bank.