Cyber security is a skill based occupation. The only way to improve a cybersecurity expert skill set, is by accumulating hands-on experience. Similar to fighter pilots, who don’t often face the challenges and threats of the real world , training cybersecurity experts can be effective only by simulating hyper-realistic scenarios which allows cybersecurity individuals and teams to face a real threat, and improve their skills based on the experiences.
What are the most important principles in information security?
Data Minimization and Frictionless Security. Data minimization is a real key. You can’t lose, nor hurt clients’ privacy if you are not maintaining things someone wants to steal. This also makes it easier to protect what data you do have. If you have fewer categories of data, it is easier to sort out what you need to protect to the highest level versus elements that are not quite as sensitive, or about clients. In thinking about data minimization, you must always be asking: Why was this sent to us? Why should we be storing it? Are there govt regulations that force me to store it for a minimum timeframe?
Every year, far too many businesses are compromised by cybercriminals, and each time, important data and sensitive information are accessed and exploited. In all situations, cybercriminals will use their best technology to steal data and even the finances of big businesses.
Just what are the new GDPR Regulations?
The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) imposes new rules on organizations in the European Union (EU) and those that offer goods and services to people in the EU, or that collect and analyze data tied to EU residents, no matter where they are located.
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Companies are under attack: 58% of global enterprise respondents say their firms have experienced at least one breach during the past 12 months. Of these, 50% say their firm suffered at least one internal incident, and 36% suffered at least one attack or incident involving a business partner or third-party supplier.
When you were educated, prior to moving into the professional workforce, what sort of training did you get on cyber security?
Zero, other than password management! When I started in the IT space, Cyber Security wasn’t even a known term. If you said those words together, you would get puzzled looks. Less than two decades ago our biggest concern was getting ready for Y2K. However, continually learning has always been part of being a technologist. Learning to focus on security has certainly been a learned behavior. Almost every professional consultancy has developed a security practice and they have been a tremendous resource for security expertise and learning. In fact, now we obsess about protecting our critical information assets.
Do you ever wonder: How am I stacking up against my peers? What is everyone else doing? Am I missing something obvious? How do I improve my performance?
Many industries face ever changing compliance requirements that they must maintain to continue smooth business operations. Three industries in particular face end of year mandates that require fast action if they haven’t already taken the steps to comply. Law enforcement, nuclear energy and government suppliers are all dealing with a December 31st deadline to meet these compliance rules.
Everyone with access to CJI is subject to be audited to ensure compliance with applicable statutes, regulations and policies. This Policy applies to every individual—contractor, private entity, noncriminal justice agency representative, or member of a criminal justice entity—with access to, or who operate in support of, criminal justice services and information. That means you!