5 tips to protect your business against cyber crime

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With 30,000 companies hacked every day, it’s no wonder cyber crime is ranked one of the top five risks facing businesses this year, according to the 2015 Allianz Risk Barometer …


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Email security and spear phishing secrets of an ex-hacker

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The role of the chief information security officer (CISO) is evolving and expanding every day. What was once considered a side role of the CIO or the admin-focused CSO (who …


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Visa and FireEye Join Forces to Help Merchants, Financial Institutions Defend Against Targeted Attacks on Consumer Payment Data

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Visa Inc. (NYSE:V) and FireEye, Inc. (FEYE) today announced their intention to co-develop tools and services to help merchants and issuers protect against advanced cyber attacks targeting payment data. The …


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Career Spotlight: What I Do as an “Ethical Hacker”

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You occasionally hear about major security vulnerabilities being discovered before they’re exploited, like the notorious Heartbleed bug last year. Security researchers work hard to weed out those dangerous flaws before …


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International President: War of the words

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Body: Baseball. Sunshine. Welcome. Do those words ring a bell? They might, if you are among those using lazy passwords to protect yourself online. In October 2012 SplashData, which produces …


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BYOD: The march of consumerization

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Body: Consumerize (v): to make (goods or a product) suitable or available for mass consumption; to encourage or foster the widespread consumption of (goods or a product). The inexorable—and accelerating—march …


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Milestone CISA

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Body: As ISACA celebrates the 35th anniversary of the CISA certification this year, we congratulate each and every professional who has achieved this distinction. And as ISACA recently certified the …


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Meet Your Board Members: Ramsés Gallego

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Body: Today’s ISACA Now post profiles ISACA International Vice President Ramsés Gallego, CISM, CGEIT, CISSP, SCPM, Six Sigma Black Belt, who in 2012 was named security strategist and evangelist for …


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CISA at 35—A recruiter’s perspective

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Body: I have been recruiting exclusively in the IT/audit world for about 20 years, and I have watched the evolution of the Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) certification with great …


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Case study on using COBIT 5 for strategy implementation

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Body: On a couple of previous occasions I have written about the fact that ISACA is using COBIT 5 and COBIT 5 Implementation to formalize and guide implementation of Strategy …


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Meet Your Board Members: Krysten McCabe

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Body: Today’s ISACA Now post profiles Krysten McCabe, CISA, a director on ISACA’s board. Krysten is also a senior manager in the Assurance and Advisory Management Program at The Home …


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Advanced, persistent and tough—the new world of threats

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Body: Advanced persistent threats—commonly known as APTs—are a new class of threats that concern security professionals around the world due to their unique properties. Unlike website defacement for communicating a …


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The art of the snake-oil salesman

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Body: If you are an information security professional who is anything like me, you are probably happiest sitting at your desk writing policies, evaluating controls and studying for the next …


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International President: Our industry shining in the spotlight

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Body: Have you seen the news lately? Our industry has been in the spotlight recently, and the messages—for IT professionals, at least—have been good ones. This from the 1 February …


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Cut through the fog of cloud computing

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Body: Is cloud computing marketing hype, a reality or a bit of both? More than 40 years after singer Joni Mitchell’s “Both Sides Now” was written, the lyrics “It’s cloud …


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How auditors can prepare for PS Prep certification

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Body: PS Prep Certification is an outcome of US legislation enacted to increase the preparedness of the private sector. It is a partnership between the US Department of Homeland Security …


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With a little help from my friends

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Body: I recently came across a notice that an Israeli-based immigration agency had published an Internet vilification on their customer-directed wall. The agency listed all the materials they possessed in …


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Shallow questions or deep pools? Thoughts on the new hiring process

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Body: We are all familiar with the job-change process, either as a candidate or a hiring manager. Most companies still use traditional methods of creating candidate pools. The position is …


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10 privacy resolutions for 2013

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Body: With the rise of big data come big challenges, including how to deal with increasingly challenging privacy issues. To help protect information, which has become the currency of the …


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The global implications of a breach in South Carolina

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Body: Late last year, data thieves stole millions of South Carolinians’ Social Security numbers from the state’s Department of Revenue. The crime generated massive media coverage and prompted discussions among …


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