Special Report: Data SecurityBy CIOinsight | Posted 09-11-2006
Is your company's information safe from thieves, hackers and careless employees? Chances are, it's not as secure as it could be. With detailed analysis, case studies and opinion pieces, CIO Insight's Annual Security Issue tackles the growing challenges in protecting critical corporate data.
Companies have yet to adopt and enforce many basic practices for protecting customer, employee and corporate data.
Encrypted data is plenty secure. The trick is to decide what data to encrypt, how best to manage the keys and how to make the process as transparent as possible.
Faith in antivirus and antispyware software vendors, along with wider adoption of enterprisewide security strategies, are two major reasons most IT executives believe their security is adequate.
As CIO of Inovant, Visa's IT subsidiary, Mike Dreyer is in charge of protecting what is arguably the world's greatest treasure trove of personal data. So what's his security philosophy? Failure is not an option.
Specialized services boost corporate security by focusing on global scams.
Web 2.0 has taken the Internet by storm. But as more applications are served up over the Web, companies are punching dangerous new holes in their firewalls.
Three out of four IT executives say their company's IT security is adequate. But that's not keeping security spending and staffing from going up.
CIOs need to be more careful about protecting the enterprise against wireless threats.
The federal government has shown some stunning ineptitude in protecting its citizens' personal data. Is this really the organization we want managing the Internet? Of course not.
At Mohegan Sun, customer data is protected just like money: in a vault, behind three security checkpoints and a set of steel doors. It's the melding of the physical and IT worlds, and it's the future of information security.
More than three-quarters of IT executives say their companies have adequate IT security. But a close look at actual security practices shows widespread vulnerabilities. Is it a classic case of overconfidence?
States like Florida and New Mexico use high-tech devices to keep paroled convicts in check and they hope, out of prison.
There is more to data security than monitoring your staff's Web activities. Reward them for exercising good judgment on company security and employees begin to police themselves.
Tepid legislation and increasingly jaded consumers are conspiring to kill off privacy as we know it, while the collection of personal data continues unabated. What will it take to make corporate America take privacy seriously?
Other Security Stories:
New intrusion detection system allows customers to check records online, reducing overhead costs.
Enterprise-rights management is still in its early stages, but most CIOs acknowledge a need for better document security.
How safe is your data? Not very, according to a recent AFCOM study of top issues in the data center.
It's not enough to run a cost-saving, well-aligned IT group anymore. This year's CIOs have to build platforms that can make their companies flexible, frictionless, "flat" and able to use technology to increase revenue as well as keep the infrastructure running.
Fortified IP portfolios are the best defense against proliferating "business-method" patents.
If outsourcing security is such a good business decision, why isn't everyone doing it?