Illena Armstrong

Recent articles by Illena Armstrong

Large enterprise: How the big boys cover their assets

Large enterprise: How the big boys cover their assets

Just one lone publicly disclosed identity theft incident can make even the largest enterprise beef up information security and privacy practices fast.
Jan 13 2006 8:27PM
Securing IT is innovative thinking

Securing IT is innovative thinking

Nothing new is really going down in information security right now. At least that’s the take of some of SC’s Editorial Advisory Board members. There is no innovation, some say. The industry is stuck in a rut, say others. And it seems they’re not alone.
Jan 11 2006 8:50PM
Call me a silly optimist

Call me a silly optimist

When pondering the top information security thinkers of the year, a slew of names came to the minds of our editorial staff. In considering who we wanted highlighted in this issue’s end-of-the-year wrap-up, as well as what main themes of 2005 we thought worth rehashing, we had to think about how IT security was being viewed, what people and issues were helping to push associated issues forward, and how this year’s happenings will affect the industry’s future.
Dec 15 2005 6:44PM
Leaders of the industry pack

Leaders of the industry pack

We turn the spotlight on the noteworthy professionals who are influencing the future of information security. By Illena Armstrong
Dec 9 2005 3:40PM
Measure your work to prove your value

Measure your work to prove your value

Nov 11 2005 11:22AM
Today’s systems: Tomorrow’s business

Today’s systems: Tomorrow’s business

Criminals see the internet as an easy target, but Marcus Sachs is the man to stop them, as Illena Armstrong and Marcia Savage report
Nov 11 2005 10:46AM
Start preparing for the next surge now

Start preparing for the next surge now

Oct 21 2005 5:33PM
Federal law needs to cover everyone

Federal law needs to cover everyone

We've all heard about the many private companies whose lackadaisical approach to security ended in the theft of customers' critical data. But it has been rare to hear about compromises to government agencies' IT security mechanisms, which ended in a citizen's identity being compromised.
Aug 26 2005 4:50PM
We all have a role to play

We all have a role to play

Do we need federal laws to prevent data theft? Or should industry take point? Illena Armstrong hears from Tom Davis, a Congressman with the power to decide
Aug 26 2005 12:22PM
Move by the DHS is the first right step

Move by the DHS is the first right step

We've all heard the saying, life's not a destination but a journey. The same holds true for security, according to the Federal Trade Commission's Orson Swindle, who talked at a CSO Summit last month in D.C., organized in part by the Information Systems Security Association (ISSA).
Jul 27 2005 3:53PM
Congress must lead the way on privacy

Congress must lead the way on privacy

It took 34 years for radio to reach 50 million users. Television got to the same number of people in 13 years. The internet hit that 50-million-user mark in just four years.
Jul 1 2005 4:27PM
The ultimate balancing act

The ultimate balancing act

If you don’t know the crucial parts of your business, how can you know what to protect? You need a strategy, says Illena Armstrong
Jul 1 2005 11:40AM
It’s not just home users who are to blame

It’s not just home users who are to blame

Jun 21 2005 12:49PM
Industry and the state must reconnect

Industry and the state must reconnect

Security professionals in IT seem to be disheartened by federal officials on several fronts. This is the running theme across a couple of our features this month.
May 13 2005 12:37PM
Failure must be a part of the plan

Failure must be a part of the plan

The trick is to acknowledge the danger and plan for the inevitable, as former White House advisor Richard Clarke tells Illena Armstrong
May 12 2005 5:26PM
Professional groups push for EU ratification

Professional groups push for EU ratification

In a letter to the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations today, an IT industry group and various artists' associations urged support for ratitification of the Council of Europe Convention on Cybercrime.
Apr 21 2005 8:57PM
It’s time to put up the money, America

It’s time to put up the money, America

Various IT security experts from private and public sectors in the U.S. recently attended Singapore's Infocomm Security Seminar to provide their input on ways to secure cyberspace.
Apr 19 2005 1:24PM
"Irrelevant" DHS must take action

"Irrelevant" DHS must take action

As it continues to offer little IT security guidance and flails in its leadership role on cyber security issues, the Department of Homeland Security is "almost becoming irrelevant."
Apr 4 2005 5:45PM
Rising number of phishers are turning to pharming

Rising number of phishers are turning to pharming

Phishers increasingly are relying on more advanced methods to steal personal information.
Mar 28 2005 11:17PM
Industry, law enforcement must team up to stop breaches

Industry, law enforcement must team up to stop breaches

Government agencies, financial services companies, data aggregators, and other firms must do a better job combatting identity theft, according to an IT industry group.
Mar 25 2005 6:55PM

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