Thursday, December 12, 2013

Report: Info Security Priorities

Top security threats included "internal employees" (62%), according to an ISC Global Information Security Workforce Study of international information security professionals. Top priorities for their organizations were "damage to reputation" (83%), "breach of laws and regulations" (75%), and "privacy violations" (71%).

Over 12,000 IT security executives in a number of industries were polled for the study. Other key findings included Among their top priorities was governance, risk management, and compliance (GRC) (74%), with auditing IT security compliance a top GRC priority.

"...more preparatory work to detect and respond to risk issues will be critical."
- Dr. Meng Chow Kang, Director, Information Security,Cisco Systems
The report pointed out that "big data in the security discipline needs to improve significantly" and CSOs must look beyond their organizations and collaborate with others, including using outside services. One-third of respondents expect to increase spending on managed security firms. Organizations in many industries are already utilizing low-cost on-demand SaaS analytics services to proactively detect data breaches and report on user access compliance/attestation.
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(a) A View From the Top: 2013 ISC Global Information Security Workforce Study CXO Report - ISC Foundation -, 10/11/2013

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