Why CISO have one of the toughest jobs in business world

By Nicole Perlroth SAN FRANCISCO: Pity the poor chief information security officer. The profession barely existed a generation ago. But to combat the growing threat of online breaches, companies and governments are hiring executives whose main responsibility is to make sure data systems are secure. When things go wrong – and they often do – these executives expect to bear the blame. “We’re like sheep waiting to be slaughtered,” said…

89% executives say cybercrime major threat for businesses: KPMG

NEW DELHI: Cybercrime has emerged as a major threat for businesses across the country, with an overwhelming 89 per cent of executives surveyed believing such attacks could hamper not only the financial dealings but also damage the brand value and market reputation, says a KPMG report. Over the past few years, global cybercrime landscape has changed dramatically, with criminals deploying more sophisticated technology and having greater knowledge of cyber security.…

Transitioning to ISO 27001:2013 – An Interview with Alan Calder

With the release of ISO 27001:2013 last October, organizations that are already certified to the 2005 version of the ISO 27001 Information Security Standard will be looking to transition to the new 2013 version over the next 12 months. The updated Standard contains changes that will affect the way you maintain your Information Security Management System (ISMS). Alan Calder, a globally recognized expert in information security and ISO 27001, is…