6 Infosec New Year’s Resolutions

New-Year-ResolutionOne of our contributors Michele “MrsY” Chubirka recently published a great article on Network Computing with a nice list of infosec New Year’s resolutions. My favorite is number 3 – Improve Communication. Check out more details on “communication” as well as five other resolutions over at her full article.

via NetworkComputing.com

It’s that time of the year again: When almost every tech writer and technologist with a blog shares their “end of the year” lists. We get opinions ranging from the best tech tools to the biggest industry failures and predictions for the next year. But I thought this might be a good opportunity to do something more constructive. I’d like to propose my 2014 New Year’s resolutions for information security.

2013 was a rough year for security pros, leaving reputations bloody and beaten. Between the awkward disclosures of Edward Snowden’s purloined NSA documents, to high-profile data breaches such as the compromised point-of-sale system at Target or user accounts from Adobe, holiday cheer is in short supply in information security.

As usual, passwords and user data seemed to be the biggest mark for bad guys, mostly because they’re still so easy to obtain. Seems like we’ve seen this all before. Why does every year in security feel like we’re watching a bad remake of a classic TV show, leaving us with that vague feeling of déjà vu? Maybe it’s because we complain about the same problems without committing to making changes necessary for improvement. Here are six resolutions for improving information security in 2014:

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Happy New Year! Today’s post pic is from YourStory.com.

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