AUSTIN, Texas -- (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Austin-based start-up Wisegate, a private, practitioner-based IT research service for qualified senior technology professionals, released new research from CISOs and other senior security professionals, openly discussing the NSA PRISM leak and how to achieve the right balance between security and privacy. Security organizations are deploying new technologies and investigation methods to address security threats as they evolve, but many employees perceive these new technologies and techniques as invasive. Keeping a positive light on security programs (and teams) can be challenging due to the privacy implications of addressing complex security threats.
“While the leaks of NSA’s massive electronic surveillance program PRISM only confirms what most security practitioners have assumed to be true—the U.S. government is tracking communications over the Internet—the bigger issue for CISOs is whether the news will impact their IT security programs,” said Jeff Bardin, Wisegate Member, CISO and Professor of Cyber Intelligence. “With increased awareness often comes more scrutiny of corporate security practices and policies, but perhaps more important for security professionals, the PRISM leak serves as an opportunity to openly discuss the challenges that come with managing threats, finding the right balance between security and privacy, and creating organizational support for security programs.”
This new Wisegate report features the latest practitioner reactions and advice on issues relevant to NSA’s PRISM program and the difficulties of maintaining balance between security vs. privacy, with in depth exploration into topics such as:
According to a poll conducted on the Wisegate website, an overwhelming majority of Wisegate members (76%) believe that the recent disclosure of the NSA PRISM program will have some type of impact on IT Security—with 7% believing the impact to be significant, 31% expecting a moderate impact and 36% still unsure of the exact impact.
“It’s clear from Wisegate member feedback that maintaining a positive perception of IT security is a challenge most CISOs face—and many are looking for new ways to alleviate employee privacy concerns and drive adoption of corporate security programs,” said Sara Gates, Founder and CEO of Wisegate. “By sharing information and experiences with each other in a direct, unfiltered fashion, Wisegate members find benefits from the ability keep up-to-date on evolving privacy issues and informed on which approaches their peers find effective.”
To request a copy of Wisegate’s case study titled “CISOs Provide Advice on Balancing Security vs. Privacy” please visit http://www.wisegateit.com/resources/downloads-security-vs-privacy-report
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