The most visited pages on our website often have to do with any publication or posting regarding a trend in any of the industry sectors reported under our continuity or compliance management methodologies. Our posting today references such an issue regarding the topic of organizational and personal information security.
Many of our readers, who are part of business continuity or risk management teams, read, utilize and save such referenced articles and/or postings to keep their resource libraries current – especially regarding today’s topic of information security in a cyberspace environment. In fact, even though the original report was issued nearly four (4) years ago, many will be surprised to see the same cybersecurity threats still affecting their organizations today. With so many similar general information security trends and threats still present, it may cause us to rethink how much progress has really been made in fighting these cybersecurity threats.
Very often this website refers to the SANS Institute for referenced postings, research reports, and predicted security trends to provide reading and research resources for those risk management teams.
As a general background, we wish to remind everyone that the SANS (SysAdmin, Audit, Network, Security) Institute was established in 1989 as a cooperative research and education organization. Its programs now reach more than 165,000 security professionals around the world. A range of individuals from auditors and network administrators, to chief information security officers are sharing the lessons they learn and are jointly finding solutions to the challenges they face. At the heart of SANS are the many security practitioners in varied global organizations from corporations to universities working together to help the entire information security community.
With all those thoughts above in mind, and perhaps, offering a lesson of how to potentially learn from the past, we suggest revisiting and reviewing the SANS’ posting of the ten most important security trends and passing that information along to those information security and risk management specialists in your organization.
Click here to read the complete Ten Most Important Security Trends Report by the Sans Institute.