Privacy Piracy Host, Mari Frank, Esq. Interviews Michael Peters

PRIVACY PIRACY HOST, MARI FRANK, ESQ. INTERVIEWS MICHAEL PETERS MONDAY AUGUST 25TH, 2014, AT 8AM PACIFIC TIME ON KUCI 88.9 FM IN IRVINE AND STREAMING ON WWW.KUCI.ORG   MICHAEL PETERS will discuss the following topics and more! Lazarus Alliance Information Security Biggest Threat to our Global Community Don’t miss this fascinating interview with MICHAEL PETERS !   Here’s some background information about this… Read More

2014 Phoenix Security & Audit Conference

I’m looking forward to presenting The Death of Privacy: A Tale of Collusion and Corruption at the 2014 Phoenix Security & Audit Conference. In our technically advancing world, our personal privacy expectations must be reconsidered, re-conceived and redefined. We all expose ourselves through swipes, transactions, likes and tweets. Through handsets, television sets and mindsets, we… Read More

The New Social Security: When Social Media Meets Social Engineering

The convergence is upon us all; this influx of technology intermingled with information infused now in every possible facet of our business and personal lives. We live in the presence of infinite possibilities through technology. Business is being propelled into new trajectories never before possible. Out social spheres and human interpersonal interactions have all been… Read More

Hello PCA SHOP CERTIFIED® Auditor

I’m honored to be joining the Privacy Compliance Association’s SHOP CERTIFIED® Auditor ranks. Consumer privacy, identity theft and fraud will always be a problem and it seems we continue to be painfully more aware of just how often it is breached by cyber-criminals, employees, corporate executives, rogue nations and even our own government. If you would… Read More

Too Many Targets! Why Target isn’t the only retailer poised for a breach.

Unless you have been living without a source for current news this week, you undoubtedly have heard the bad news about Target Corporation and how hackers breached the technological defenses and stole credit-card data for roughly 40 million customers. The media frenzy focused on Target Corporation has already spawned a dozen class-action lawsuits against the… Read More

Survival Guidance! Resource for SSAE 16 SOC 2 Readiness Audits

Survival Guidance! MichaelPeters.org and LazarusAlliance.com is making our auditor’s resource for assessing the procedural and technical controls free. This is a resource based on the SSAE 16 SOC 2 framework you may freely use to conduct your organization’s readiness audits. Your results are private and the output is sent to you without charge. It’s just… Read More

Survival Guidance! Resource for SSAE 16 SOC 1 Readiness Audits

Survival Guidance! MichaelPeters.org and LazarusAlliance.com is making our auditor’s resource for assessing the procedural and technical controls free. This is a resource based on the SSAE 16 SOC 1 framework you may freely use to conduct your organization’s readiness audits. Your results are private and the output is sent to you without charge. It’s just… Read More

Survival Guidance! FedRAMP and FISMA Resource for Assessing the Security Controls in Federal Information Systems and Organizations

Survival Guidance! MichaelPeters.org and LazarusAlliance.com is making our auditor’s resource for assessing the security controls in federal information systems and organizations free. This is a resource based on the NIST 800-53A framework you may freely use to conduct your organization’s FedRAMP, HIPAA or best practice based security audits. Your results are private and the output… Read More

Survival Guidance! Resource for Implementing the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Security Rule.

HIPAA Survival Guidance! MichaelPeters.org and LazarusAlliance.com is making our auditor’s resource for implementing the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Security Rule free. This is a resource you may freely use to conduct your organization’s HIPAA security audits. Your results are private and the output is sent to you without charge. It’s just on… Read More

In Harm’s Way: The CISO’s Dangerous Tour of Duty

I’ve been in the corporate chief information security officer’s (CISO) executive chair long enough to realize that the traditional hierarchical model of information security reporting up through the technology department has a fatal flaw. This hazard is directly associated with the inherent conflict of duties that exists by the very nature of the position. For… Read More

The Inmates are Running the Asylum: Why Cyber-criminals are Winning.

I could tell you about the most recent incidents of cyber threats in the news, but with the explosion of cyber threats there would be little value in citing just a couple of cases. The shocking reality is that there have been literally thousands of actual breaches that have NOT been reported to law enforcement in just… Read More

Reasonable Duty of Care: Data Security and Privacy

You’ve see it in the news all too frequently now in our technologically interconnected world; companies are being breached seemingly at-will by hackers, malicious insiders, competing company entities, and nation states. The terrible truth is that companies and consumers are losing the battle. The cost of these breaches is rising as consumers are beginning to… Read More

Your Personal CXO has an app!

Your Personal CXO is one of the worlds best resources for information security, privacy, cyberspace law and technology guidance delivered to you freely. Now there is an Android app to help you take it with you. Access premium downloadable content, articles, news and other content right from your Android device. Find it here in the… Read More

Re-Post: C-Suite Slipping on Information Security, Study Finds

The analysis in this article is consistent with my research to date and I thought it worth sharing. I would suggest however that given the input from one of the largest audit firms creates a scenario that I refer to as the “Self-Licking Ice Cream Cone” and should be objectively consumed. It is quite ironic… Read More

Updated: Privacy Concerns: Survey Says!

For those of you concerned about personal privacy and consumer protections, I posted an article back in September 2012 with analysis concerning mobility privacy and security concerns I had and you should too. There was some survey results and I also opened up a FCC complaint to initiate an investigation into my concerns. The article… Read More

Re-post: Your Employee Is an Online Celebrity. Now What Do You Do?

Mixing social media and on-the-job duties can be a win-win. Or not. I wanted to share an excellent article concerning an emerging issue in the workplace concerning employees with strong personal brands and potential conflicts with corporate needs and expectations. The original article is here: Personally, I considered it an excellent thought-provoking article! It points… Read More

Information Security By the Numbers

The Security Trifecta is a comprehensive and innovative approach to holistic security, risk, governance and privacy coverage for the enterprise. Because the methodology is universally applicable and ultimately sustainable, it has become the perfect model for any size organization regardless of business concentration. In fact, the more critical, the more regulated, the more sensitive the… Read More

Possible Implications of FCRA Actions?

On August 8, 2012, the Federal Trade Commission settled with HireRight Solutions, Inc. (“HireRight”) for failure to comply with certain Fair Credit Reporting Act (“FCRA”) requirements. According to the FTC’s complaint, HireRight provides background reports on current and prospective employees to thousands of employers. These background reports contain public record information, including criminal histories. Employers… Read More

Meet the Candidate for Your ISSA International Board of Directors – Michael Peters

Elections for the 2012 International Board of Directors are now going on! I am a candidate for the two-year term and I would appreciate your vote as an ISSA member in good standing. There are 13 candidates vying for 5 director positions. About Me I have been an independent information security consultant, executive, researcher, author, and… Read More

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General Terms Lazarus Alliance, LLC (“Lazarus Alliance, LLC” or “we”) understands that your privacy is important to you. Lazarus Alliance, LLC is committed to protecting the privacy of your personally-identifiable information as you use this Site. The scope of Lazarus Alliance, LLC’s commitment is described in this Privacy Policy. By submitting information, you agree to… Read More

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MichaelPeters.org – Your Personal CXO and its affiliates (“MichaelPeters.org – Your Personal CXO” or “we”) provides its content on MichaelPeters.org (the “Site”) subject to the following terms and conditions (the “Terms”). We may periodically change the Terms, so please check back from time to time. These Terms were last updated on March 31, 2012. By… Read More