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The Outlook for Biometrics Security


Deloitte Technology, Media and Telecommunications predicted recently that more than 1B devices would be reader-enabled for biometrics by the end of 2017. This is a very significant milestone for many reasons. Over the years, there has been a lot of hype about the potential of biometrics for authentication and other purposes, but the lack of … Continue reading

Faces of ISACA: Integrity Central to Santor’s Career Success


One of the most influential conversations in Cheryl Santor’s career required plenty of gumption. Santor, working in IT at a mortgage banking firm in the 1990s, had major concerns about non-proprietary memory that had been installed, jeopardizing the main system for collecting loan information. She voiced her concerns to her CIO in no uncertain terms, … Continue reading

Connecting Business and IT Goals Through COBIT 5


Business leaders must take accountability for governing and managing IT-related assets within their units and functions just as they would other assets, such as those involving physical plant or human resources. This is critical as achieving enterprise goals becomes increasingly interconnected with successfully managing and governing its technology. COBIT 5 provides the framework needed to … Continue reading

Three Questions with Daymond John


Editor’s note: Daymond John, the FUBU clothing founder, Shark Tank reality TV judge and a self-made multimillionaire, will deliver the closing keynote address at ISACA’s North America CACS 2017 conference, which will take place 1-3 May in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. John visited with ISACA Now about what innovation means to him, his approach to … Continue reading

Security and Compliance – A Relentless Battle


The overall objective for security controls is to support the organization’s services and infrastructure by identifying risks, improving the security level, and enabling rapid detection and response to security attacks. It is also true that, in practice, no organization can place all the security controls against every cyberattack by itself. Consequently, it is now a … Continue reading

Preparing for the Quantum Future: Setting Global Security Standards to Make Us Quantum-Safe


Recently there has been an increase in the perceived threat of the quantum computer to modern cryptographic standards in widespread use. During the last year, security agencies such as the United States Government National Security Agency (NSA) and the United Kingdom’s Communications Electronics Security Group (CESG) have called for a move to a set of … Continue reading

Demand for CISA Continues to Grow


Many of us ask ourselves: “How can I differentiate myself from others in the workplace? I have plenty of drive and ambition to improve my professional skills – what can I do to demonstrate this to employers?” Increasingly, for many, the answer is professional certifications. The Certified Public Accountant (CPA) exam and associated credential were … Continue reading

Addressing Technology Gender Gap is All of Our Responsibility


I recently met a young woman in Ireland who was working toward a technology-oriented degree, and she recalled being among three women in her course at the beginning of the semester. By the end of the semester, she was the last woman standing. My new acquaintance suspected that her female classmates wavered on continuing their … Continue reading

Faces of ISACA: Babiak Motivated to Help Women Take Final Career Steps


Jan Babiak draws upon her decades of high-level career experience to work toward expanded opportunities for women working in technology – all the way to the top. Babiak, a longtime ISACA member and board member with Walgreens Boots Alliance., Inc., Bank of Montreal and GHD Group, has made advocating for women advancing to upper management … Continue reading

Incident Response – Being Prepared for the Worst-Case Scenario


It is no secret that in today’s world, information is more at risk than ever before. Unfortunately, we now must deal with the realization that it’s not if an attempted breach will occur on your network, but rather when. Despite an organization’s best efforts to secure networks and information, human error and system vulnerabilities will … Continue reading

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