Top information security strategy tips for GRC professionals

Information security strategy is vital to the modern company. Read these top tips from SearchCIO.com to ensure your business is not left vulnerable.

As many governance, risk and compliance (GRC) professionals can attest, information security strategy is of the

utmost importance in today's connected workplace. Increased use of mobile devices and social media, coupled with the fact that organizations are creating and distributing more information than ever, creates daily data security headaches from the CIO or compliance officer on down.

In a series of articles published on our sister site, SearchCIO.com, analysts from Forrester Research Inc. have presented several information security strategy tips that can help. Read these top articles for advice on data protection in the modern workplace, aligning business with IT security initiatives and how the right staff is essential to your information security strategy.

Mobile operations and security specialist makes mobile strategies sing

A cost-effective yet targeted approach to mobile management is ideal as the use of smartphones in the office expands. Forrester Research analysts Benjamin Gray and Christian Kane outline why a mobile operations and security specialist is essential for an effective, long-term mobile strategy.

Four priorities in securing the extended enterprise

The extended enterprise encompasses mobile, social and cloud technologies, and requires decisive security countermeasures. Chenxi Wang, Forrester Research vice president and principal analyst, explains four immediate strategic and tactical priorities for the connected organization.

Realities of risk today require a chief business security officer

Business executives still often view anyone from IT security as a "paranoid custodian" blocking progress and innovation, according to Forrester Research's Stephanie Balaouras and Andrew Rose. But, they say, a new type of security pro -- the chief business security officer -- can help bridge the gap between IT security and business initiatives.

Information security teams in line for more money, but talent scarce

As cyberthreats continue to escalate, IT environments grow increasingly complex. Spending on information security teams is rising but, at the same time, finding talent is harder than ever. Forrester Research analyst Andrew Rose offers seven tips for nabbing the right people.

Let us know what you think about the story; email Ben Cole, Associate Editor. For IT compliance news and updates throughout the week, follow us on Twitter @ITCompliance.

This was first published in August 2012

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