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Emerging Threats

I was at a recent Information Systems Audit and Control Association event which discussed the future of threats to the individual and the enterprise, including concerns such as cyber attacks, advanced phishing, data governance and more.

Whilst working at Oracle as an EMEA consultant, I worked with many large organisation (> 30k employees) within the financial services and telecomms industries focusing on their approach to identity management - working out who has access to what and why.  This is still a fundamental approach to basic information security management, but now we are seeing information being accessed in a variety of different ways which in turns creates opportunities for information and data attacks in new and sophisticated ways.

Mobile - The increased use of mobile and hand held devices, whilst increases the ability for remote working, also increases the risks to the individual, from the likes of rogue apps, identity threat and virus's.  Whilst many major app store…