Stories by By Kenneth van Wyk

How infosec can really shine

There's so much fear, uncertainty and doubt in the information security world today that many people have become pessimistic about the possibility of keeping all of the bad stuff that's out there out of our systems and networks, or at least detecting it in time to eradicate it before any great harm is done. I'm not one of them. I believe that with the right mix of attitude and aptitude, building a secure enterprise is within anyone's grasp. Will the security be perfect? Of course not. But I think it will be capable of meeting the challenges faced in today's threat environment.

Be prepared for the breach that's headed your way

January 2015 is already winding down, but it's not too late to think about the lessons of 2014. For anyone in information security, 2014 was a year marked by spectacular breaches. It ended with Sony Pictures Entertainment getting its clock cleaned by hackers, <a href="http://www.computerworld.com/article/2865330/fbi-director-again-points-to-north-korea-for-sony-attack.html">quite possibly from North Korea</a>. Wouldn't it be great if 2015 doesn't include the same sort of clock cleaning at your company?

We can learn from the Sony hack

Well that stinks, doesn't it? <a href="http://www.computerworld.com/article/2857134/hackers-demand-sony-pull-the-plug-on-the-interview.html">Sony Pictures goes and scrubs the launch of a $44 million movie</a> after being hacked, potentially by North Korea. Almost reads more like a James Bond plot than a news story, but there it is. And this time, it doesn't seem likely that Bond, James Bond, is going to show up at the eleventh hour to save the day.

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