In the latest weekly update, ISMG editors discuss why communication is vital to be an effective CISO in 2023, how the hack of Florida-based dental insurer MCNA affects nearly 9 million people, and how CyberArk is securing privileged users with a new browser.
Organizations lack visibility into their network and assets to fully understand their threat and risk exposure, said Liberty Strategic Capital's Michael D'Ambrosio. The trend of accessing corporate networks from remote locations has made it tough for businesses to know what's on their network.
As the largest media company at RSA Conference 2023, ISMG conducted more than 160 individual interviews with CEOs, CISOs, government leaders, investors, researchers and attorneys. This compendium covers every facet of cybersecurity, from the latest technology solutions to emerging trends.
Huntress has completed a Series C round to expand beyond the endpoint protection market and bring managed security to identity and cloud. Hackers are increasingly going after employee accounts at SMBs and using the compromised identity to move into other systems via SSO, CEO Kyle Hanslovan said.
Former chief security officer Joe Sullivan avoided jail time for his role in impeding a federal investigation into Uber's security practices, but attorney Lisa Sotto of Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP warned security leaders and executives "to take heed" and ensure they are covered for personal liability.
Gamification in cybersecurity can bring great potential business value to many organizations, but security teams need to dispel some misconceptions. In the first place, it’s not a game that takes employees away from their jobs, said Joe Carson, chief security scientist and advisory CISO at Delinea.
Companies that grow quickly through mergers and acquisitions often face an array of unique security risk challenges - as well as opportunities - said Ash Hunt, global CISO of Apex Group Ltd., who is helping to shepherd his organization through such a transformation.
A cyberwar is afoot, but not every country can prepare and protect itself. Christopher Painter discusses how he built the Global Forum on Cyber Expertise Foundation to promote cybersecurity capacity-building around the world, cut redundancy in cyber training and prepare for anticipated threats.
Despite recent unstable market conditions, the cybersecurity market is growing, said Saj Huq of Plexal, a cyber innovation accelerator based in the U.K. and innovation partner of the National Cyber Security Centre, which is part of the U.K.'s intelligence, security and cyber agency.
The role of a CISO in an organization is continuously evolving, more so after the COVID-induced digital transformation boom - and not in isolation. Protecting businesses is more than just putting the technology pieces together, said Arvin Bansal, CISO of Nissan Americas.
In light of former Uber CSO Joe Sullivan's sentencing, five cybersecurity executives from distinct walks of cybersecurity discuss how professionals can protect themselves from personal liability for making business decisions while doing what's best for their organization.
Ron Gula practices what he preaches. The cybersecurity industry veteran who formerly led a market-leading vendor now works as an investor and philanthropist and focuses on expanding inclusivity - most recently via a $1 million grant to nonprofits that promote neurodivergent opportunities in cyber.
The investment appetite is quite the opposite of what it was in the past two years. Investors are more cautious, and valuations are much lower. Yet, venture capitalists have identified a few hot technology domains and are pursuing companies with those technology innovations.
The cybersecurity industry needs to be increasingly agile, said Hugh Thompson, program committee chairman of RSA Conference. Attackers are constantly changing tactics. Security leaders also need to change and keep up with the technologies accessible to a large group of people, he said.
Cybersecurity professionals are stressed out, overworked, underpaid and working on short-staffed teams, said Candy Alexander, president of the ISSA International Board. She advised organizations to look for the right indicators of a good cybersecurity culture.