Ronald Raether of Troutman Pepper says privacy, data security and information governance departments must collaborate to reduce unauthorized access to systems by criminals and make data operationalization more effective. He also says proper data mapping, governance and classification are critical.
CTO Daniele Catteddu of the Cloud Security Alliance sees significant gaps in how the cybersecurity industry delivers education and training. For example, he says, while organizations are demanding Zero Trust services and guidance on implementation, the industry's offerings do not meet that demand.
The overlying problem in cybersecurity is scale and the complexity that comes from that scale, says Philip Reitinger, president and CEO of the Global Cyber Alliance. He says we need to simplify how we defend ourselves and "give individuals and companies products that meet them where they are."
Publicly traded companies will need to beef up their cybersecurity knowledge since the the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission is proposing rules and guidelines that would mandate more stringent oversight of cyber risk, says Roger Sels, former vice president of cyber solutions for BlackBerry.
Crum & Forster CISO Chris Holden says it's critical to see cybersecurity as a business enabler rather than a business inhibitor. He is taking on the perception that security is the "Department of No" and works hard to change the culture at his company.
Canada's Desjardins Group has reached an out-of-court settlement to resolve a data breach class action lawsuit. The breach, which the credit union group first disclosed in 2019, traced to a "malicious" insider who for 26 months had been selling personal details for 4.2 million active customers.
Worries among Democratic lawmakers that the U.S. Supreme Court will overturn a key abortion ruling have led Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., to introduce legislation that would ban data brokers from selling or transferring sensitive health and location data.
Siemens is advising its SINEC NMS customers to update to version V1.0 SP2 or newer in order to prevent exploitation of vulnerabilities that could allow remote execution of malicious code. As an alternative, customers could just restrict access to affected systems to trusted IP addresses only.
Ransomware struck global currency exchange and remittance company Travelex on New Year's Eve 2019. Don Gibson, a security architect at Travelex, became publicly linked with the incident, and the undesired attention he received contributed to a health situation that nearly led to a tragic outcome.
Evolving to a zero trust architecture can be overwhelming for organizations, leaving many unsure of where they should even start. Cloudflare Chief Security Officer Joe Sullivan urges CISOs to break the journey into bite-sized chunks that can be easily digested.
Throughout the pandemic, more organizations have embraced managed service providers, but the same economies of scale that attract customers also make MSPs an increasing target of attackers, says Candid Wüest, vice president of cyber protection research at Acronis.
In the five years since the release of a high-profile report listing dozens of critical cybersecurity recommendations for healthcare sector entities, experts say the industry has made some progress but still has much more work to do.
In his spare time, ransomware expert Allan Liska recently became a certified sommelier. Branching out from his day job as principal intelligence analyst at Recorded Future, Liska says he's found numerous parallels between the deductive tasting process and threat intelligence.
As the Russia-Ukraine war continues, many commentators continue to highlight the lack of Russian cyberattacks. But The Chertoff Group's Chad Sweet says Russian cyberattacks remain fast and furious, although Moscow continues to publicly downplay both the attacks and their relative failure.
A bipartisan U.S. proposal for a national privacy law also imposes new cybersecurity regulatory mandates onto the private sector. The inclusion of a data security section in draft privacy legislation shows the Washington consensus for voluntary industry measures is wearing thin.