Everyone needs to have a security-first mindset for identity because as much as it is a defender's shield, it is also an attacker's target, said Rohit Ghai, CEO at RSA. In fact, identities are the most attacked part of enterprises, yet too little energy is spent on monitoring them.
Over the years, most organizations acquire multiple tools for protecting data but a variety of personnel and policies make it difficult to manage enterprise-wide. Skyhigh Security’s Nate Brady says it’s time to look into the latest security service edge and secure access service edge solutions.
Cybercrime has grown considerably in the last several years. The scope, velocity and variability of attacks have increased, as has the attack surface - and it's impossible for humans alone to understand, correlate, find the cause, analyze and fix it, said Bipul Sinha, co-founder and CEO of Rubrik.
A key problem in organizations is that security and development are treated as two disparate processes instead of part of the same system. Executives deal with security issues after the fact and don't make it part of the development pipeline, said Nick Durkin, field CTO at Harness.
Social engineering is typically used to trick human beings to gain unauthorized access to computer networks and steal personal information, financial data or intellectual property. It is now becoming popular as a career option for ethical hackers, said Alethe Denis of Bishop Fox.
The fundamentals of protecting against application-based malware attacks are no different from infrastructure-based attacks, and it is all about having threat intelligence, context and the capability to really understand these applications, said Mariano Nunez, co-founder and CEO at Onapsis.
Organizations are faced with the security challenges presented by the combination of custom and open-source code. Sandeep Johri, CEO of Checkmarx, suggests treating all open-source code as an unknown source and conducting security checks using software composition analysis to identify vulnerabilities.
The U.S. national cybersecurity strategy released by the Biden Administration is part of a larger effort to draw attention to the pervasive issue of cybersecurity liability on the part of vendors. The strategy also calls for ramping up the adoption of software bill of materials, or SBOMs.
Threat intelligence is an important component of OT security because it maps the techniques and tactics of threat actors to what they are likely to attack, and it collaborates across teams to cover potential vulnerabilities, according to CISOs Susan Koski and Sapan Talwar.
APIs are delivering huge business value, but people don’t know how many APIs they have in their organization, what they do or who controls them. And that causes massive security vulnerabilities, according to CyberEdBoard panelists Chase Cunningham and Richard Bird.
A startup cybersecurity strategy should be akin to a Russian doll: It should be built to preserve core elements of business. In most cases, this is a product offering, which needs to be secure, said Venkat Ranga, vice president of business information systems and head of IT at Aryaka Networks.
With the growing dominance of AI and concerns over its responsible use, is it time to move toward AI ethics by design? Sameer Ahirrao, founder of Ardent Privacy, shared how privacy and regulatory verticals should - and will - shape the future of AI.
As organizations increasingly look to use artificial intelligence to boost cybersecurity, Kroll's Alan Brill discusses how sound legal counsel and compliance officers can ensure caution and assist with due diligence for the effective implementation of the technology.
Artificial intelligence can solve really old problems around data wrangling and data protection that are essential to many security investigations, said Norwest Ventures' Rama Sekhar. The VC firm is looking at emerging companies that use large language models to automatically clean up data.
Ransomware hackers' favorite currency is cryptocurrency. Digital assets transfer millions of dollars each year from victims to cybercriminals. But that dependency is also an opportunity for law enforcement to hit ransomware hackers in their most vulnerable spot.