Experts at CloudLock: October 2013 This is the latest in a monthly series highlighting insights by CloudLock Enterprise Solutions Architects Kevin O’Brien and Eric Chaves into topics like…

Experts at CloudLock: October 2013

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This is the latest in a monthly series highlighting insights by CloudLock Enterprise Solutions Architects Kevin O’Brien and Eric Chaves into topics like cloud information security, Google Apps news, industry trends and more. Check out this month’s wrap up of expert insights and links to the articles in which they appeared below.

CSO Security and RiskEssential Considerations When Making Changes to Security

By Steve Ragan – October 17, 2013

When it comes to adjusting or adapting a security policy — that is, changing what’s already in place due to any previously unforeseen event such as a security breach, downsizing, employee termination, etc.—what are some key considerations that business leaders need to focus on or keep in mind?

 

“Start with first principles. Understanding what matters to an organization (PII? PCI? Intellectual Property?) is the jumping off point for a robust and modern set of security controls, and absent focus, organizations tend to react to incidents rather than organize a coherent set of investments and behavioral changes that will yield measurable results,” explained Kevin O’Brien, enterprise solution architect, at CloudLock.

 

“Know where you want to be as a result of your change, and ensure that you can apply metrics to it… Security is often at the junction of what end users are interacting with, and how; it makes sense to control for data walking out the door via print-outs if and only if your users are physically accessing files in an office with a printer, for example.”

Read the full article here.



Symantec Takes Down Mega Botnet
By Jennifer LeClaire – October 1, 2013

This article also also appeared in: Newsfactor





Symantec Paws at ZeroAccess Botnet
By Richard Adhikari – October 1, 2013





Snowden Leaks Show NSA Targets Tor
By Sean Michael Kerner – October 4, 2013




New Concerns Over NSA Targeting Anonymizing Network
By Jennifer Leclaire – October 7, 2013

This article also appeared in: CIO Today and SciTech Today





Visualizing Security Analytics That Don’t Stink
By Ericka Chickowski – October 22, 2013




Salesforce.com Launches $1 Million Hackathon
By Jennifer Leclaire – October 28, 2013

                   This article also appeared in: CIO Today and Sci-Tech Today


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