When it comes to the safety of your data and technology systems, it’s vital that your organization recognizes the reality of the “information security lifecycle.” By its very name, the info security lifecycle indicates that true information security is a process, not a “one and done” solitary project. Information security has no end-point, and
Today’s data-centric businesses rely on a secure cyber environment to operate within. If you are a small firm, you may task contractors or your general IT support staff to handle your security needs. Mid-size to large firms, however, most likely employ an information security officer (ISO), also known as a Chief Information Security officer, or
We now live in an outsourced world. The ability (and scalability) it allows our businesses by outsourcing functions of our business and IT infrastructure continues to increase each day. That is why vendor management has become a very important practice among CIOs and risk
The nature of information security is that it is ever evolving. As we become more technologically advanced, new challenges present themselves. The key is to never become complacent, and always keep an eye out for advancements that can protect you, your team and your clients.
Regulatory compliance moves at a pace that attempts to keep up with
Compliant does not always mean secure - this is one of the maxims held above all at Garland Heart. While being compliant with the regulations of your industry will cut down on the risk of an information breach, it does not mean that all the vulnerabilities in your system have been accounted for.
In order to get in front of any risks (proactive
We understand the budget restraints and "rabbit hole" you can get yourself into regarding compliance and security. How much do I do before the cost outweighs the benefit?
Oftentimes while onsite with our clients we find ourselves discussing the balance between regulations or
In September, Yahoo became the latest company to admit it had a serious data breach. A suspected state-sponsored hacker had compromised the user data, which included security question answers, passwords, phone numbers and birth dates, of 500 million accounts. Many Yahoo users also trusted the company with their bank account and credit card
The twin gas pedals of globalization and technology have increased the speed of business to the point where you can blink and suddenly not recognize the landscape around you. This is especially true when it comes to information security, where the very concept of “hacking” and data theft went from Hollywood science fiction to a pressing fact of