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When I started out in security, only very large organizations with a mature set of business processes dared to talk about implementing some form of governance, risk, and compliance (GRC) or enterprise program (e-GRC). They generally did it in an attempt to get ISO or similar certification, or to “move their programs to the next...

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Circles

This week, I’m at a big vendor’s big conference – a conference which, on the surface, may not appear to be primarily about security: IBM’s Information on Demand event in Las Vegas. “But you’re a security analyst.  Why are you going to IOD?” you ask. (And if you didn’t, let me explain:) With over 12,000...

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posted by Scott Crawford   | November 22, 2010 | 0 Comments

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Is it possible to have security and privacy? The question has been brought to a head recently, with the intense backlash to the US Transportation Security Administration’s more assertive passenger security checks – a reaction that seems likely to become only more heated with the coming of the busy holiday travel season. The issue for...

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posted by Scott Crawford   | November 11, 2010 | 0 Comments

The Verizon RISK team have just published their VERIS community application. Structured on the VERIS (Verizon Enterprise Risk and Incident Sharing) framework, this application is a tool they have made available to extend to anyone the ability to contribute information on data breach incidents, to enrich the already considerable body of breach data Verizon has...

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posted by Scott Crawford   | August 31, 2010 | 0 Comments

VisOps-l2

In my last post, I talked about getting beyond “the business of no” in security, to a more effective and thorough approach in which organizations define their objectives, actually implement them, maintain visibility into the environment for consistency with those objectives or activity that could indicate threats, and respond accordingly. This more mature approach is...

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