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August 2014
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SECURITY CLEARANCES

The U.S. government is moving to make continuous evaluation part of the security clearance process beginning this fall. The U.S. Office of Management and Budget illustrates the timeline for implementation in its Suitability and Security Processes Review, a report to President Barack Obama that was released in February 2014.

LEADERSHIP GAP

A new report from an international executive search company describes a global leadership shortage. Conducted by Stanton Chase International, the research behind 2013 Global Industrial Strategy Survey: Planning for 2014 and Beyond finds a lack of leaders with vision, high-level strategic thinking ability, and global leadership skills.

DATA BREACHES

Verizon identified nine patterns that describe 92 percent of the confirmed data breaches it collected in 2013. Learn about these patterns and gain insight into cyber espionage and denial-of-service attacks in the company’s 2014 Data Breach Investigations Report.

    CORRUPTION

    More than one in four people report having paid a bribe in the last 12 months when interacting with key public institutions and services and governments are not perceived as doing enough to hold the corrupt accountable. In the 2013 Global Corruption Barometer, Transparency International breaks down how widespread corruption is globally and how individual countries are handling the problem.

    DATA BREACH VICTIMS

    A recent report jointly conducted by Experian and the Ponemon Institute surveyed consumers who were victims of data breaches. In the report, The Aftermath of a Mega Data Breach: Consumer Sentiment, 63 percent of consumers said they believe the company where the data breach occurred should be obligated to provide identity theft protection to affected parties, and 67 percent wanted compensation such as cash, products, or services.

       




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