What Technologies Do Top CSOs Pick to Transform Information Security?

This week the Security Business Innovation Council (SBIC) released its third and final report in a series on Transforming Information Security, titled Focusing on Strategic Technologies. The report highlights key areas in which recent technological advances have provided opportunities to strengthen security capabilities.  It’s an equally informative bookend to the previous two Transforming Information Security SBIC reports. The report…

Data Analytics: Charting the Path to Security Enlightenment

Adoption of data analytics is within reach for a growing number of security teams as technology improves and costs come down. With an eye towards gaining more comprehensive situational awareness and insight into potential threats, many security teams now collect data from various internal and external sources. But how do you determine what data is…

Five Ways to Future-Proof Information Security Processes

From DDoS to IP theft, cyber attacks are taking their toll on organizations.  Realizing the potential impact to the bottom line, the business is increasingly ready to participate in managing cyber risks. According to the Global State of Information Security® Survey 2014, leading organizations are “enhancing security capabilities in ways that show security is now…

Looking for a Quick-Win Way to Improve your Processes?

Attempting to improve a business process can often mean months of analysis and a long-term gap assessment. But what if you could find a solution in a day? Security process improvement is a top research area for the Security for Business Innovation Council (SBIC). One of our member organizations, TELUS, a leading Canadian telco with…

How to Win Friends and Influence People

More than ever, information security requires powers of persuasion. To successfully manage cyber security risks in enterprises today, the information security team must lead a cross-organizational effort, get security controls built into business processes and motivate people to take on security responsibilities. This means cultivating connections and obtaining buy-in from a wide-range of stakeholders. Having…

Does Your Security Team Have What It Takes?

The agenda is jam-packed for most information security teams today. The demands of the business environment and threat landscape are forcing big changes. Especially in the last 18 months, teams have been adding everything from business risk management and process optimization to data analytics and continuous controls assurance to their plates. They need to figure…

Where Your Next Security Hire Comes From May Surprise You…

Enterprises worldwide are grappling with the lack of well-trained information security professionals that can keep up with today’s sophisticated threats. This issue recently got a lot of airplay after ISC2 released the 2013 Global Information Security Workforce study. Their report highlighted the scope of the problem. Organizations need more cyber security personnel but can’t readily…

The security pitfalls of mining Big Data

(Editor’s note: In this guest essay, Laura Robinson, Chair of the Security for Business Innovation Council, outlines the security challenges in working with Big Data.) In many ways, last year – 2012 – can be considered the year of Big Data. TIME declared “Big Data” the #2 buzzword of the year, and data scientist Nate…

The Need for Cyber Risk Intelligence Intensifies

By Laura Robinson, SBIC Chair Cyber risk has traditionally been a top concern for IT leaders. But recently, this challenge has been elevated to a top economic and national security concern. In a recent news report, Andrew Haldane, the Bank of England’s Executive Director for Financial Stability cites cyber attacks as the number one risk…

Introducing The SBIC Blog — Strategic Guidance from Global Security Executives

By Laura Robinson, SBIC Chair Imagine if you had regular access to a group of top-notch advisors – security leaders from global brand-name companies – to help you build your security strategies? Companies like The Coca-Cola Company, Fed-Ex, Intel, Johnson & Johnson, JPMorgan Chase, SAP AG and Walmart Stores, Inc. For the last five years,…