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6/22/2015
08:03 AM

CIOs And Security: Time To Rethink The Processes?

Businesses need to develop new security responses to address gigantic attacks, and the CIO is in the best position to lead the way.
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batye
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7/2/2015 | 1:18:12 AM
Re: Dealing with attacks
@shakeeb, you are right on the money... but this days... with corporare politics and departmental "games" it like three - four people trying to sleep on the single bed... with baby size blanket as a cover... how I see it...
batye
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batye,
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7/2/2015 | 1:15:57 AM
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@shakeeb I could not agree more with you... and I hope to see it in my lifetime... :) as this days I see IT security failing far behind... sad reality...
shamika
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6/30/2015 | 9:31:21 PM
Re: Dealing with attacks
I agree with you. It is important to clearly define the security controls. Not only data security, I think it also important to have access controls and CCTV for physical security.
shamika
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6/30/2015 | 9:23:42 PM
Re: Dealing with attacks
That is true.  It is important to work together when formulating new polices such as IT security. However it is better to document them and obtain signatures as reference.
shakeeb
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shakeeb,
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6/30/2015 | 9:11:42 PM
Re: Dealing with attacks
I agree with the point on working together. For a concept like IT security it is important to work together since there will be obvious resistance. 
shakeeb
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shakeeb,
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6/30/2015 | 9:11:42 PM
Re: Dealing with attacks
I agree with the point on working together. For a concept like IT security it is important to work together since there will be obvious resistance. 
shakeeb
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shakeeb,
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6/30/2015 | 9:07:25 PM
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IT and security goes in hand in hand. It is always better to focus on new security features when you are in IT. Further it is also useful to create a clear process and procedures.
SaneIT
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6/23/2015 | 8:08:36 AM
Re: Dealing with attacks
You bring up a good point, very often things are avoided because either the user can't/won't see, it causes a performance or scalability issue or the time and expense exceed a projects limits.  What disappoints me is that we've seen amazing hardware performance gains over the decades but we still complain about encryption slowing down databases.
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6/22/2015 | 2:01:50 PM
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I agree, but the frustrating thing for me is that we are still seeing a lack of what many would consider to be basic security controls.  Things like encryption and database security are sorely underutilized, either because of the perceived loss of performance on the database, or the sheer complexity of figuring out where all the assets are.
SaneIT
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6/22/2015 | 8:37:33 AM
Dealing with attacks
"We are seeing a slow but growing awareness among CIOs that a new approach is needed to dealing with massive breaches,"  I don't think that this is a new concept but it may be a more vocally addressed now.  Way back in the 90s I had talks with C level execs about the dangers of opening up systems the way they insisted were necessary to do business.  In their eyes security through obscurity was enough and there was always a fight if anyone suggested pulling some things back until we could get them reasonably secured.  Once business depends on a service though making changes for any reason is always an issue.  
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