Equifax Breach is a Game Changer

A couple of weeks ago I had lunch with another information security professional. We debated whether or not the Equifax breach would change executive attitudes about information security. Despite notable security breaches like Target, Home Depot and Heartland Payment Systems, the long term stock price impact has been minimal for companies that suffer breaches. Furthermore, […]

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Are You Running a Security Facade?

I attended a security conference recently and it was interesting to hear about the various breaches that companies suffered and how failures in their information security programs lead to those breaches. Following the usual round of Monday morning quarterback type of discussions, I could not help but wonder just how much of what I was […]

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Auditing the Information Security Function

InfoDefense Managing Director Kevin Wheeler spoke at the North Texas Chapter of the¬†Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA) September 2014 monthly meeting about “Auditing the Information Security Function.” Wheeler is the founder of InfoDefense, has more than 17 years of information security experience and is the co-author of IT Auditing: Using Controls to Protect […]

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Five Keys to Successful Security Policies

We all know how important they are, but the fact is that security policies are often the most neglected part of information security programs. IT compliance starts with comprehensive security policies that are issued by an organization to secure its valuable information. Essential to any organization, there are five keys to implementing a successful security […]

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