Security is one of those important trends that will always be important because there is always a dark element out there that is trying to get around security’s defenses. The bad people keep getting smarter on how to beat security so those in IT need to keep getting better at securing enterprise IT resources.
Of course, the Internet is to blame, right?. Back 25 years ago, most enterprises were probably more worried about physical security than they were someone hacking in over telecommunications lines. However, with the growth of the Internet, there has been a lot of attention paid to the security of web applications in recent years. Web applications are now widely deployed now for banking, home shopping and inter business activities. And in the past 3-4 years, mobile, cloud, and social applications have grown exponentially. These new application are used by a very wide and vast user base which was never possible with older technologies. As a consequence, they have become increasingly attractive targets for cyber criminals and those intent on wreaking havoc for fun or profit. Every year we are seeing more and more high profile organizations suffer very public exposures because of attacks targeted at their web applications.
IBM has always focused on delivering security solutions and services and as such, there is tons of content out on the ibm.com website for those who would like to learn more about the security trend. So, as a service here to readers of this blog, I am providing direct links to the most current reports, websites, and social accounts related to the security trend. The reports and sites below are all hotlinked. If you see something that is missing, let me know and I will revise this post.
IBM Security Websites
- Smarter Planet: Security and Resillience: Tabs for “Overview”, “Case Studies” and “Solutions”
- Smarter Computing: Security – Build a secure infrastructure to comply, reduce risk and protect
- Services: IT Security Services – Links to info on Managed Services, Professional Services, Payment Card Industry Solutions, Security Intelligence
- Secure Engineering – IBM Secure Engineering Practices
- Software: IBM Security – Tabs for “Learn”, “Services”, and “Connect”
- Cloud Computing: Cloud Security
- developerWorks: Security – Tabs for “Overview”, “Practices”, “Products”, and “Community”
IBM Security on Social Media
- Twitter Page: @ibmsecurity and @InstituteAdvSec and @IBMPrivacy
- Twitter Hashtag: #ibmsecurity
- Facebook Page: IBM Security Systems
- YouTube: IBM Security
- LinkedIn Group: IBM Security
- Slideshare: IBM Network slide decks tagged Security and Resilience
- Community: IBM Security Community and IBM Institute for Advanced Security
IBM Security White Papers, Reports, etc.
- Information Security in Transition: Top things to consider in 2013, A Webcast featuring Jon Oltsik of ESG and Michael Applebaum of Q1 Labs, an IBM Company,
- IBM Addresses Security Challenges of Big Data, Mobile and Cloud Computing, An IBM Press Release, October 2012
- Top tips for securing big data environments: Why big data doesn’t have to mean big security challenges, An IBM Software report, October 2012, 13 pages
- Securing the Mobile Enterprise with IBM Security Solutions, An IBM Software Solution Brief, July 2012, 8 Pages
- Safeguarding the cloud with IBM Security solutions: Maintain visibility and control with proven security solutions for public, private and hybrid clouds, An IBM Software Solution Brief, July 2012, 8 pages
- IBM X-Force 2012 Mid-Year Trend & Risk Report, An IBM Security Systems in-depth analysis of the latest internet security threats, September 2012, 108 pages
- Finding a strategic voice: Insights from the 2012 IBM Chief Information Security Officer Assessment, An IBM Center for Applied Insights report, by David Jarvis, Marc van Zadelhoff, and Jack Danahy, 12 pages, May 2012
- 2012 IBM Global Reputational Risk and IT Study, An IBM Global Technology Services Research Report, September 2012, 12 pages
- How does IBM deliver cloud security?, An IBM Smartcloud paper, by Nick Coleman, May 2012, 8 pages
- Consolidated security management for mainframe clouds, An IBM Security Thought Leadership White Paper, February 2012, 8 pages
- Manage user identities and access in the cloud, An IBM Software & IBM Security White Paper Executive Summary Paper, December 2011, 4 pages
- Stay ahead of insider threats with predictive,intelligent security, An IBM Security White Paper Executive Summary Report, 4 pages, December 2011
- Cloud Security: Who do you trust?, An IBM Cloud Computing Thought Leadership White Paper, written by Nick Coleman, IBM Cloud Security Leader and Martin Borrett, IBM Lead Security Architect, published in 2010, 8 pages