As the highlight of the information security calendar – Infosecurity Europe 2014 , 29 April – 1 May, Earls Court, London – fast approaches, let’s take a look some of the hot topics that will be covered by this year’s education programme.
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BYOD – Bring Your Own Device
BYOD usage is only going to increase. If you don’t have an effective policy that covers mobile and tablet devices being brought into and used in the workplace then you are leaving yourself exposed to security risks. Cyber criminals go where the people go – and that’s mobile devices.
More and more organisations are migrating services to the cloud (ours included). It offers a host of great benefits but make sure that you know what level of security you need, especially if it is personally identifiable information (PII).
EU General Data Protection Regulation
On 12 March 2014 the EU parliament voted in favour for the EU General Data Protection Regulation. It includes the levying of fines of up to €100m, limitation on legal process outside of the EU and obligatory Data Protection Offices for larger organisations.
The Internet of Things
Objects that connect to the internet are collectively known as the Internet of Things. Soon enough our toilets, water dispensers and light switches will all be hooked up to the net. Understandably this has huge information security implications.
It’s not going away, so how do you protect yourself and minimise the impact of a potential breach? There’s the new ISO27001:2013 standard to consider, the latest software and services including penetration testing and vulnerability scanning.
Obviously there are plenty more hot potatoes in the infosec world.
So what do you think will be the big talking point of Infosec 2014? We’d love to hear your thoughts.
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