Is security a lost cause or can data breaches be prevented?
TORONTO, May 31, 2014 /CNW/ - "Name a large security or privacy breach that could NOT have been
prevented with standard best practices". Informatica CEO and Principal Risk Advisor Claudiu Popa today issued
an open challenge to organizations of all sizes, in the private or
public sector, to show the importance of good data protection.
The Verify Challenge is named after Informatica's core set of 6 industry leading security
audits and privacy assessments. $25,000 in security solutions will go
to the first 10 organizations to identify or report a significant data
Available from SecurityandPrivacy.ca, the company's Verify™ services are widely trusted to identify security vulnerabilities and
analyze privacy risk using:
Web site security and stress-testing
IT security & physical audits
Privacy impact assessments
Policy and procedure reviews
Employee security awareness testing
Compliance & controls evaluations
According to the Privacy Rights Clearinghouse, the 97 major breaches
reported so far this year have two things in common. All organizations
suffered damage as a result of the incident and every one was
preventable by applying standard information risk management
The Verify Challenge is designed to raise awareness about the importance of risk management
for every Canadian company. "Without at least some security testing and
risk assessment, companies have absolutely no rational basis for
spending money on protecting their information. Those that do probably
suffer from a false sense of security" says Popa, a respected
management consultant and author.
"There are no strings attached. We believe all security breaches are
preventable and invite companies to email submissions to
Informatica Security welcomes participation from all Canadian
businesses. The Verify Challenge is open from June 1st to September 1st.
About Informatica Security
Established in 1989, Informatica is Canada's first
security-assurance-as-a-service provider, focused on independent
security and privacy auditing.
White-label information security solutions are exclusively available to
corporate partners and Fortune 1000 companies, across all industry
sectors. The Verify Challenge is open to all Informatica Security Alliance Partners.
Reviews/pre-audit assessments for PIPEDA, PHIPA/HIPA/HIA, CASL, PCI-DSS
3.0, ISO 27000/31000, Bill198 conducted by certified security
professionals and Risk Advisors.
SOURCE: Informatica Corporation - Information Security Management
For further information:
Claudiu Popa, CEO/Principal Risk Advisor
1 Yonge St. Toronto, Canada