The Biden executive order on cybersecurity was a catalyst for action, with tight delivery times for steps including promotion of SBOMs and zero trust. The cyber-physical nexus and expanding threat surface mean it's not easy to maintain vigilance, but recognizing that is the first step.
Beyond advising the seniormost levels of the business in the strategic use of technology, the need to recruit new cybersecurity professionals often also tops the list of tasks facing today's security leaders, says Rob Hornbuckle, CISO of Allegiant Air.
For the seventh year in a row, business email compromise produced the largest losses of any type of cybercrime, according to Steve Dougherty of the U.S. Secret Service. He says organizations need to build and maintain relationships with law enforcement agencies before an attack happens.
The UK Cyber Security Council is responsible for running the cybersecurity industry’s Cyber Certified Professional scheme. The council seeks to set the standard for chartered cybersecurity professionals and align with qualifications and certifications in the sector, says council CEO Simon Hepburn.
Ransomware-wielding criminals constantly refine their behavior and tactics to maximize the chance of a payday, and recently they have been implementing fresh strategies for monetizing stolen data, says Steve Rivers at threat intelligence firm Kela.
Organizations need to move away from spending money on perimeter security and instead focus on "protecting critical assets using encryption and key management," says Brad Beutlich, of Entrust. "At this point in time, the hackers cannot break encryption technologies," he adds.
Building out a threat intelligence program is no easy feat for even the largest and most resource-rich organizations, and the challenges are only amplified for smaller companies that have limited budget or personnel, according to AJ Nash, ZeroFox's vice president of threat intelligence.
"I'm concerned that at some point the Russians are going to launch cyber retaliatory attacks against the United States at election infrastructure and the transportation, financial and energy sectors," says Elvis Chan, supervisory special agent at the San Francisco Division of the FBI.
The emergence of remote working, the cloud, and digital transformation initiatives are prompting companies to look toward replacing traditional on-premises firewalls, say Perimeter 81 co-founder and CEO Amit Bareket and CMO Gily Netzer. They discuss the future of securing hybrid work environments.
How does a conglomerate implement PAM across multiple companies? What are some of the challenges, and how can you overcome them? Gonz Gonzales, the CISO at JG Summit Holdings, one of the largest conglomerates in the Philippines, shares his journey of PAM implementation across companies.
Unlocking the data generated by ransomware attacks is helping organizations better understand the risks, adopt defensive technologies and prepare for future attacks, says Wade Baker, partner at Cyentia Institute. He discusses new data on how quickly organizations are remediating vulnerabilities.
The gap between cybersecurity workforce demand and the number of skilled workers available to fill those jobs widened during the pandemic. So organizations need to take a multi-pronged approach to attract, reskill and retain employees, says Vishal Salvi, CISO and head of cyber practice at Infosys.
The move to remote working has created two sets of tools, policies and personnel that are making it harder for security teams to protect the enterprise, says Airgap Networks CEO and co-founder Ritesh Agrawal. He discusses how Airgap is addressing the challenges of hybrid work.
Four ISMG editors discuss important cybersecurity issues, including how Canada's Desjardins Group settled a data breach lawsuit for $155 million, how Facebook is being sued after allegedly violating patient privacy, and highlights from ISMG's Northeast Summit held in New York this week.
Emerging cybersecurity guidance from the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission is helping to make boards of directors more informed and more eager to discuss cyber risks and how to mitigate them, says John McClure, CISO of Sinclair Broadcast Group.