IT News - Security

Whether or not security executives lose their jobs in the wake of a major incident, security failure should be seen as a learning opportunity

"CISOs can leave their job for any number of reasons, but a breach or other security incident often hastens their departure," notes Dan Swinhoe in CSO Online.

"According to Radware's 2018 State of Web Application Security report, 23% of companies reported executive firings related to application attacks. US companies were more likely to say execs were let go after an incident, as were companies in the technology or financial services sectors..."

Looking to strengthen your cybersecurity posture in the new year? Here are 20 powerful steps to take in 2020 to better protect your data

"Thecyber threat landscape has never been more fragmented," opines Matt James in SmartDataCollective.

"In a competitive context, fragmentation is usually good news. You prefer your competitors to be disorganized, overmatched, clawing for crumbs of the wholes you snatch for yourself.

In the context of cybersecurity, however, things are very different. 'Fragmentation' really means 'a greater number and diversity of threats that collectively strain future victims' capacity to respond.'

It sounds much scarier that way, doesn't it?..."

6 CISO New Year's Resolutions for 2020
Dark Reading, December 30th, 2019
We asked chief information security officers how they plan to get their infosec departments in shape next year

"It's that time of year - a chance to take stock of your accomplishments as a security leader in 2019 and decide your priorities for 2020," writes Joan Goodchild in Dark Read.

"First, let's look back. We know from research that breach rates rose (again) and the cost of one to a business is, on average, $3.92 million - a 1.5% increase over 2018. That's despite more money being thrown at security. According to the Enterprise Strategy Group, 58% of organizations were forecasted to increase cybersecurity spending this year..."

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