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The Outlook for Biometrics Security

Kristian Alsing, head of identity and access management, Deloitte UK
Posted: 3/21/2017 1:57:00 PM | Category: Security | Permalink | Email this post

Deloitte Technology, Media and Telecommunications predicted recently that more than 1B devices would be reader-enabled for biometrics by the end of 2017. This is a very significant milestone for many reasons.

Over the years, there has been a lot of hype about the potential of biometrics for authentication and other purposes, but the lack of availability to consumers meant adoption was behind the hype curve. Device manufacturers have since changed this picture with native biometric support of mobile and tablet devices.

 
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Faces of ISACA: Integrity Central to Santor’s Career Success

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Posted: 3/20/2017 2:12:00 PM | Category: ISACA | Permalink | Email this post

One of the most influential conversations in Cheryl Santor’s career required plenty of gumption.

Santor, working in IT at a mortgage banking firm in the 1990s, had major concerns about non-proprietary memory that had been installed, jeopardizing the main system for collecting loan information. She voiced her concerns to her CIO in no uncertain terms, believing the integrity of the loan origination system was at stake.

It turns out, Santor’s candor – and insights – were respected more than she could have anticipated. About a year later, that same CIO hired her to work at a national bank where she eventually became CISO.

 
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Connecting Business and IT Goals Through COBIT 5

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Posted: 3/15/2017 3:04:00 PM | Category: COBIT-Governance of Enterprise IT | Permalink | Email this post

Business leaders must take accountability for governing and managing IT-related assets within their units and functions just as they would other assets, such as those involving physical plant or human resources.

This is critical as achieving enterprise goals becomes increasingly interconnected with successfully managing and governing its technology. COBIT 5 provides the framework needed to connect business goals with IT goals while utilizing non-technical, business language, as explored in a recent ISACA podcast. John Jasinski, a COBIT certified assessor, discusses the framework’s core principles and enablers, and ways in which enterprises can successfully leverage them.

 
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Three Questions with Daymond John

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Posted: 3/14/2017 8:53:00 AM | Category: ISACA | Permalink | Email this post

Editor’s note: Daymond John, the FUBU clothing founder, Shark Tank reality TV judge and a self-made multimillionaire, will deliver the closing keynote address at ISACA’s North America CACS 2017 conference, which will take place 1-3 May in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. John visited with ISACA Now about what innovation means to him, his approach to taking business risks and the Shark Tank experience. The following is an edited transcript:

ISACA Now: The word ‘innovative’ is thrown around a lot. What does that mean to you, and in what ways has that kind of mindset allowed you to achieve such a high level of success with FUBU and your other ventures?
Innovation is the process of creating something new, which oftentimes is just a newer version of something that already existed. For example, to me, Twitter was a note on a pigeon's leg hundreds of years ago. It’s just a new form of delivery.

 
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Security and Compliance - A Relentless Battle

Muhammad Waheed Qureshi, CISA, CIPP/IT, PCIP-PCIDSS, ITIL V3, Senior IT Security Specialist, MSc (IT Security) - KTH
Posted: 3/13/2017 3:04:00 PM | Category: Security | Permalink | Email this post

The overall objective for security controls is to support the organization’s services and infrastructure by identifying risks, improving the security level, and enabling rapid detection and response to security attacks.

It is also true that, in practice, no organization can place all the security controls against every cyberattack by itself. Consequently, it is now a growing practice that many organizations leverage a hybrid model for their security controls. For example, organizations put in place onsite or locally deployed security controls in the form of people, process and technology, together with cloud-based security controls.

 
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