Enforcement, not flawlessness, key to security

Tuesday, 9 November 2004, 11:01 AM EST

Surviving a security audit requires good policies, procedures and practices — and auditors look unfavorably on federal agencies with policy and procedural deficiencies, a security compliance official said today at a conference in Washington, D.C.

Todd Fitzgerald, systems security officer for United Government Services, a claims processing company for Medicare and Medicaid Services, said federal officials cannot avoid information security deficiencies altogether, but they should strive to make auditors scour for deficiencies.

By Florence Olsen at FCW.

[ Read more ]




Spotlight

The big picture of protecting and securing Big Data

Today almost every company is dealing with big data in one way or another – including customer data, tracking data, and behavioral marketing information – connecting every aspect of our lives. While this is a cutting edge use of technology, data monitoring can become dangerous when placed in the wrong hands.


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

Fri, Aug 28th
    COPYRIGHT 1998-2015 BY HELP NET SECURITY.   // READ OUR PRIVACY POLICY // ABOUT US // ADVERTISE //