Risk management seen key to IT security

Thursday, 11 March 2004, 12:43 AM EST

In IT security, emotional reactions, panic and legislation are counterproductive. But intelligent risk management can enable organizations to face an uncertain future optimistically. That was the message from Merrill Lynch & Co.'s security chief to attendees at Computerworld's Premier 100 IT Leaders Conference here yesterday.

David Bauer, first vice president and chief information security and privacy officer at Merrill Lynch, gave his audience a historical perspective on the evolution of IT security, starting with the Morris worm attack of 1988. That attack took the Internet by surprise, he said. There were no tools to fight back and no source of reliable information. Responses were uncoordinated, and the result was "complete havoc."

By Kathleen Melymuka at Computerworld.

[ Read more ]




Spotlight

Microsoft Edge: New browser, new risks for Windows 10

Microsoft Edge, the new browser in Windows 10, represents a significant increase in the security over Internet Explorer. However, there are also new potential threat vectors that arenít present in older versions.


Weekly newsletter

Reading our newsletter every Monday will keep you up-to-date with security news.
  



Daily digest

Receive a daily digest of the latest security news.
  
DON'T
MISS

Mon, Aug 3rd
    COPYRIGHT 1998-2015 BY HELP NET SECURITY.   // READ OUR PRIVACY POLICY // ABOUT US // ADVERTISE //