Yesterday I spent the day with business leaders in Raleigh, N.C. Thanks to The Teneo Group and Check Point for sponsoring this educational event.
There’s a lot going on in the security space – I expect to see more security issues than ever before as we move further into this year….
My keynote focused on coming trends as the workforce transitions from Baby-Boomers to Millennials – the C-Generation. This generation, according to recent WSJ reports, is not as concerned with security breaches. In fact, the assumption is that everyone has everyone’s data already so it’s not a big deal. This is dangerous thinking. The other major mistake is trading security for convenience. I just finished an interview with a company in the mid-west, talking about EMR and the future of healthcare security. The medical world is way behind when it comes to securing data, and the EMR movement is largely focused on accessing records, not restricting access. Expect to be compromised, and watch carefully to make sure people aren’t buying expensive medical equipment under your name – to be sold on the black market.
At the end of the event, The Teneo Group offered to assess the security of any company attending. Every company signed up! This is an important step for every company. The traditional security assessments being conducted by most companies are not effective, and the pen-tests required by compliance regulations provide the wrong information.
© 2015, David Stelzl