Many security pros look askance at "cybersecurity." But Symantec's Sian John says the embrace of that term shows just how much senior executives are beginning to understand the risks their organizations face.
Assessing the risks presented by "digital business" - the new business designs that blur the digital and physical worlds - will be a theme at the 2015 Gartner Security and Risk Management Summit, says Andrew Walls, event chairman.
To help organizations discover what they don't know is happening on their networks, Darktrace uses machine learning to create advanced baselines of normal behavior, then sounding alarms when it sees deviations.
Cybercrime continues to evolve, offering an ever-increasing array of niche capabilities, ranging from attack techniques and infrastructure to related research and sales services, warns Trend Micro's Bharat Mistry.
With federal regulators moving closer to restarting the delayed HIPAA compliance audit program, now is the time for covered entities and business associates to prepare for potential scrutiny, says healthcare attorney Brad Rostolsky.
The method the Internal Revenue Service used to authenticate users, which failed to keep sophisticated hackers from breaching a taxpayer-facing system, has been widely criticized by cybersecurity experts.
To entice more women, as well as men, to enter information security professions, researcher Lysa Myers says the industry needs to kill its boring image and better communicate the full array of opportunities available and the skills that are in demand.
A game-changing impact of the Edward Snowden leaks about previously secret National Security Agency surveillance activities is the increased use of encryption, such as to protect email, says Peter Swire, a former White House chief privacy counsel.
Vendors' and software makers' over-reliance on security messages and warnings has left users habituated to them, thus rendering such alerts less effective or even worthless, warns cybersecurity expert Alan Woodward.
In an exclusive interview, independent security researcher Billy Rios describes security vulnerabilities that he discovered last year in medical infusion pumps, which led two federal agencies to issue recent warnings.
Citing as inspiration the Manhattan Project, in which the United States developed the atomic bomb during World War II, Sam Visner is leading an effort to get cybersecurity researchers to collaborate in developing new ways to defend cyberspace.
Because healthcare organizations are juggling so many information security, privacy and regulatory demands, hiring individuals with key professional certifications who can help optimize limited resources is critical, says security expert Steven Penn.
In addition to providing training, healthcare organizations should consider implementing technology to help prevent user mistakes that can lead to breaches of protected health information, says Geoffrey Bibby of ZixCorp.
Dick Williams, CEO of digital security firm Webroot, says the cybersecurity profession needs more than just technical experts. Learn why he says firms will seek out those who can understand the behaviors of cyber-attackers.