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IT Risk and Compliance: Interview with IT Risk and Data Expert

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The nature of doing businesses has always included the inherent risk of security breaches and vulnerability to potential harm by others. Even though technology, the internet, and other digital innovations have brought us significant increases in productivity, they have also caused us to leave more doors open for potential risk. I have asked Albertina (Betty) Cardiel, Softtek’s IT Risk and Data expert, to chat with us about the current state of IT Risk and Compliance, as well as where she sees this sector evolving in the future.

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Training, 3rd Party Risk and Prioritization are Top Security Issues for the Enterprise, Says Panel

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Security has become one of the most important issues facing CIOs today. The number of places an attacker can use to get at an organization’s valuable assets is exploding. Cloud, mobile, social media, the data being created by analytics applications and the apps that touch that data, are creating more touch points for potential adversaries to try to get access to that data, according to Rob Sadowski, Director of Marketing at RSA, the security division of EMC, during a panel I moderated on security in the enterprise at a recent Softtek conference.

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3 Cybersecurity Mistakes To Avoid

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Third party risk has become a major focus of data breach and risk mitigation programs, especially in light of the recent breaches at Target and Home Depot. In a recent report prepared by Softtek on a state-of-the-art supplier security & risk audit, based on 3rd party risk assessments performed by Softtek over six years in almost 2,500 audits globally, we found that business vendors are still dealing with critical security vulnerabilities in Access Control, Data Security, Communications Management, Software development and the Organization of Information Security, representing more than 51% of the findings.

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How Risky Are Your Suppliers? A Glance at IT Supplier Risk in 2016

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Increasingly, security threats not only come from within your organization but from outside suppliers that have access to critical data or collect critical information. Most partners and vendors will not meet the same security controls and standards as your company does, creating threats and risks that are usually underestimated.

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