Despite the advances in technology, there’s still a very human element to whether a company embraces security practices. This article examines the impact that organizational culture has on a company's ability to adopt a security-driven mindset and offers some pragmatic tips on overcoming oft-encountered challenges.
Citizen development – when non-programmers create useful software solutions – is excellent for driving business productivity.It lets employees that own business problems to own – and build – business solutions. Unlike with software written by a company’s IT developers or outside contractors, citizen development involves a minimum of red tape and funding, gets directly to the heart of what the employee was trying to accomplish, and can make lots of people happy. If it’s done right.
2016 saw a record setting number of cyberattacks, resulting in the most records stolen in the seventeen years that breaches have been tracked. When you can’t secure the network any longer, what do you do? Shifting to a runtime protection approach will require a bit of retooling, but the end-result will be—finally—slowing the attacks that threaten every organization, every day.
There is an overarching theme driving these security breaches: ineffective adherence to secure design principles. Expert Ted Harrington explores the world of secure design principles (and anti-principles) as a means to build resilient systems.
Privacy and data protection expert Elena Elkina shares her remarkable story of a how a life behind fences and daily phone taps in Cold War Russia pushed her on a quest to not only find her own identity, but into a career in the privacy field.