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ISACA Issues Guidelines on Managing Cybersecurity, Private Clouds and Data Privacy

December 20, 2012

ISACA, a global not-for-profit IT association, has issued guidelines on how to manage three major challenges to businesses in 2013 including cybersecurity threats, private vs. public clouds and data privacy.

Jeff Spivey, CRISC, CPP, international vice president of ISACA and director of Security Risk Management Inc. said, “As more devices utilize IP addresses, increasing the attack surface, cyber criminals will dedicate themselves to increasingly complex attacks in 2013.”

As cybersecurity threats become more and more advanced better methods to deal with them become imperative. The threats include viruses that send unsolicited e-mails to users, website attacks and search engine poisoning where users are directed toward fraudulent websites. These sophisticated attacks capture and exploit consumer data.

According to the ISACA 2012 IT Risk/Reward Barometer, IT professionals are still wary of public clouds. However, private clouds are considered more beneficial. People using private cloud for mission-critical services represent a larger group compared to those who use the public cloud.

Many employees take risks online by using an online file-sharing service like Dropbox or Google (News - Alert) Docs, for work documents. In such cases, the most effective way to reduce IT risk is to educate employees on the advantages and disadvantages of cyber security deployments. IT professionals have to manage threats of data leakage and identity theft besides considering consumer and employee concerns about data privacy, said officials.

Brian Barnier, principal analyst at ValueBridge Advisors and a risk advisor with ISACA revealed, “In the cloud debate, the trump card will often be played by business-line leaders responsible for customer satisfaction and revenue. IT leaders can avoid hype and broadly evaluate risk and return through the eyes of the business. There are no cute tricks. This is where ISACA’s 44 years of knowledge can help.”

ISACA also outlined key IT trends that will impact businesses in 2013. With the financial climate set to remain in crisis mode for the foreseeable future, greater collaboration, cheaper infrastructure, information overload and BYOD will remain on the corporate agenda as trends to be addressed if the organization is to benefit.

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Edited by Brooke Neuman

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