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FTC’s actions put CSOs on high alert

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    If someone had asked Jay Leek two years ago if advanced threat detection should be part of every institution’s core security stack, he would’ve replied that it’s “nice to have, but it only becomes core in more mature programs.” But today, the chief information security officer at The Blackstone Group in New York is taking a new look at what’s considered reasonable care in protecting information.

    “Today, I would say advanced threat detection capability is foundationally part of your core stack – it’s one of the first things you do,” because of the ever-changing threat landscape, Leek says.

    Defining what is reasonable care when it comes to information and systems security is one of many questions on IT leaders’ minds after the Third U.S. Federal Circuit Court ruled in August that the Federal Trade Commission can sue organizations that have poor IT security practices, especially companies that have had more than one security breach that compromised customer data.

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