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HP Software's community for IT leaders // April 2014

Security strategy

Rate your security, but don’t aim too high

A new report offers a new scale for measuring security maturity—and finds that it’s not necessarily best to be the best.

Middle road

CISO insight

HP customer TELUS protects customers with HP ArcSight

Hernan Barros, director of product management at security solutions provider TELUS, uses HP ArcSight to isolate threats before customers are hit.

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In depth

How to make the mobile era more secure

Bloomberg provides a perspective on mobile security. It’s not easy, but rethinking some assumptions will open new paths.

Safer moves

Security Video

Has enterprise IT lost the security war?

HP Enterprise Security CTO Jacob West talks risk management in Paul Muller's “Discover Performance Weekly” video series.

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IT leader assessment

This tool evaluates the correlation between IT attributes and business success and, based on how your answers compare with average scores, will advise you where to invest in IT.

It is based on data HP collected from 650 global companies about a range of IT characteristics (server capacities, approach to information management, security, BYOD, etc.) and how they correlate to revenue gain. This assessment will compare your answers to the average scores in that study.

There are 12 questions that will require an estimated 10 minutes of your time. You'll receive a summary of your rating upon completion.

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Percentage of applications tested that exhibited weaknesses revealing information about the application, implementation, or user.1


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One question

Q: What’s the biggest shortcoming of the White House’s Cybersecurity Framework?

A: Put simply, there’s no teeth to the new standards, as compliance is completely voluntary. So why are security standards for critical pieces of infrastructure not mandatory? For one, the political gridlock that has affected most things has also impacted security efforts. […] But more so, it’s because the fear of governmental backdoors and spying has created a climate of fear inhospitable to any legislation that would require mandatory measures (or network access) for any industry. Corporations have fought back hard against any meaningful legislation. After Snowden, it’s hard to find fault with that. But for things whose security affects all of us, there has to be something better than “enlightened self-interest.” 

— Mark Painter, HP Security Evangelist, on the HP Security Products blog 

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