This morning on CNN, there was about five minutes spent talking about things like cloud security, the recent Sony and Lockheed Martin breaches, and the increased need to be aware of where our sensitive data is stored and how it’s being protected.
This, on the heels of the “Code Wars: America’s Cyber Threat” special that aired last week on CNBC, seems to indicate a positive momentum in a more mainstream awareness of the idea that information security is not just something “out there” that is taken care of for us. It is a complex system, of which our own knowledge and actions play an integral part.
With studies consistently showing that lack of end-user security awareness training is a significant cause of data breaches, seeing these topics focused on in the mainstream media is encouraging.
Jeremy Simon, PCI QSA, CISSP, CISA
Practice Lead, PCI Compliance Services