How effective are your cybersecurity awareness programs—and do your employees agree?
This central question was the cornerstone of this research project which assessed the efficacy of cybersecurity
awareness programs from both perspectives—the security professional
and the non-security employee.
As a veteran CISO who enjoys the startup culture and energy, Aleksandr Zhuk of crypto broker sFOX likens himself to the first family doctor coming to a growing village. He's addressing an important need that certainly existed prior, but was overlooked or maybe outsourced.
Nation-state attackers are not just looking for major vulnerabilities to gain control of the enterprise. They are exploiting minor flaws to gain access and increase the severity of their attacks, says Matanda Doss, executive director of cybersecurity and technology controls at JPMorgan Chase.
In the latest weekly update, ISMG editors discuss why being a CISO is like being the first family doctor in a small village, why you can't trust ransomware gangs such as LockBit, and why cloud security vendor Netskope took on $401 million in debt from Morgan Stanley to fuel its SASE offering.
In this episode of "Cybersecurity Unplugged," Steve Stone of Rubrik Zero Labs discusses the State of Data Security Report, which focuses on the impact of cybersecurity attacks on IT leaders, especially CISOs. Stone outlines areas of concern after an attack and changes needed to improve security.
In the latest update, four ISMG editors discuss important issues of 2022, including: CISO Marene Allison's unique career path; Ukrainian government cybersecurity official Victor Zhora on lessons learned from countering cyberattacks; and insights from CEO Nikesh Arora of Palo Alto Networks.
She has been a CISO almost longer than there has been cybersecurity. And now Marene Allison, CISO at Johnson & Johnson, eyes retirement and her next adventures. She reflects on her career, her accomplishments and what she wishes for her successor and the next generation of cybersecurity leaders.
In his latest rant, Ian Keller, the Troublemaker CISO, decries lazy and bad coding practices, mistakes CISOs may make and unwarranted CISO-blaming by the media, unanswered requests for more funding and staff - and the epic failures all these can produce when a breach happens, as it inevitably will.
In October, former Uber CSO Joe Sullivan was convicted of covering up a 2016 data breach. The trial likely marked the first time a chief security officer had faced criminal charges over incident response. Attorney Jonathan Armstrong says, "This trend is going to be difficult to put back in the box."
The latest edition of the ISMG Security Report discusses how investigators saw the collapse of cryptocurrency exchange FTX as "one of the biggest financial frauds in American history," how CISOs can guard against their own liability, and major security and privacy shifts and the outlook for 2023.
In the latest weekly update, four editors at Information Security Media Group discuss important cybersecurity and privacy issues, including the evolution of the CISO role, the community impact of ransomware attacks targeting hospitals, and trends in cybersecurity customers' buying behavior.
An important element of cybersecurity maturity is defining what exactly an organization is trying to accomplish, says Dan Wilkins, CISO for the state of Arizona. With that mission in mind, security teams can align strategy, goals and benchmarks for cyber maturity.
As a former Division 1 athlete and coach, security leader Ty Howard learned that "repetition" and "being relentless" are keys to success and were invaluable lessons for his career as a CISO. He shares how camaraderie and professional growth help inspire his team and collaboration with the IT group.
Governance issues for public sector CISOs tend to focus more on shifting culture rather than maximizing efficiency for shareholders, as is expected from private sector security leaders. City of Phoenix CISO Shannon Lawson shares why good communication is crucial when a city council is involved.