College students concerned about information security
September, 2013, Mark Lucas, Vice President, Chief Information Security Officer, Coalfire
Universities and colleges have been under significant pressure to upgrade their technology both in and out of the classroom. For instance, many organizations turn to mobility as a way to engage students and facilitate learning campus-wide. While much of the discussion is around issues such as the availability of Wi-Fi, there are numerous other things to consider as smartphones and tablets become a part of most technology ecosystems.
BYOD Survey 2013: Employees and Companies Remain Lax with BYOD Security
September, 2013, Mike Weber, Vice President, Coalfire Labs
Despite a dramatic increase in mobile device sales in the past year, BYOD security among employees remains static. Gartner forecasts 2013 tablet shipments to grow 67.9 percent, with shipments reaching 202 million units, while the mobile phone market will grow 4.3 percent, with volume of more than 1.8 billion units.
PCI DSS 3.0 puts emphasis on year-round awareness
September, 2013, Matt Getzelman, PCI Practice Director
It's easy to think of PCI compliance as just another annual hoop to jump through. Of course, after the annual audit, the business is safe for another 12 months, right? Well, not exactly, and with the upcoming release of PCI DSS 3.0, there will be an even bigger reason to think about compliance beyond the scope of a yearly audit.