Five Ideas: Security

Oracle CSO on Securing Your Business Inside and Out

July 2013

Last week, Mary Ann Davidson, Oracle Corp CSO, hosted an exclusive webcast about Securing Your Business Inside and Out. The webcast was held soon after an Oracle released survey results revealing that 67 percent of IT security resources–including budget and staff time–remain allocated to protecting the network layer and less than 23 percent of resources were allocated to protecting core systems like servers, applications and databases. Right now, you can watch a replay of Davidson's webcast, plus see what other thought leaders are saying about how to keep your company secure.

“First of all, [a security inside-out approach] begins with defining which data requires the strongest protection. That might be high-value intellectual property or financial results, for example. Or it could be data that, if breached, would mean regulatory fines and/or serious brand damage..” —Mary Ann Davidson, Oracle Corp CSO

“The results of the survey show that the gap between the threat of severe damage to a database attack versus the resources allocated to protecting the database layer is significant, highlighting the disconnect in how organizations are securing their IT infrastructures” —Tom Schmidt, Managing Editor, CSO Custom Solutions Group

“Business leaders are realizing they can’t rely solely on in-house IT staff to deliver a repeatable recovery response in a crisis. Instead, there is growing acknowledgement that disaster recovery should be managed and delivered by professionals entirely focused on disaster recovery.” —Velocity Technology Solutions Vice President Richard Dolewksi

“While human error can never be eliminated, it is highly reducible. As organizations seek to manage the sheer volume of data being generated today, in 2013 they should look beyond the purely technical side of things to ensure they are protecting themselves from the risks that data dependency and systems integration can bring.” —Paul Vallée, executive chairman and founder of Pythian

“Privacy should not be bolted on after the fact as an add-on. When privacy is an integral part of the system, it becomes an enabler of innovation. By taking a proactive approach to privacy, organizations will see long-term benefits for their business interests and their customers, which comes from fostering consumer confidence and trust.” —Ontario Commissioner and Leading Privacy Expert Dr. Ann Cavoukian



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