The city of Atlanta's ransomware outbreak cleanup and response tab has hit $2.6 million after a March attack froze corporate servers, employees' PCs and resident-facing portals. Some security experts say the breach response funds would have been put to better use preventing the outbreak in the first place.
One measure of why it's so difficult for organizations to keep their software patched and better secured: Of the nearly 20,000 unique vulnerabilities in 2,000 products cataloged last year, only half involved Microsoft, Adobe, Java, Chrome or Firefox software, says Flexera's Alejandro Lavie.
What can be done to address the shortage of personnel to fill the ever-expanding roster of cybersecurity jobs - from entry-level positions through the CISO role? (ISC)2's John McCumber describes organizational and governmental efforts to lower barriers to entry and build tomorrow's workforce.
Attackers rarely bother with technical sophistication when easy social engineering schemes, such as "hacking" a victim's social network and using it against them, can give them what they want, says Markus Jakobsson, chief scientist at the cybersecurity firm Agari.
To combat credential stuffing and other types of rising attacks, organizations need data - and lots of it - to feed machine learning and artificial intelligence algorithms to better detect these types of high volume attacks, says Shape Security's Dan Woods.
Alert fatigue is a serious problem in terms of risk management and security analyst turnover. Ted Julian of IBM Resilient discusses how artificial intelligence and machine learning can assist with orchestration and automation.
Increasingly, SonicWall is focused on the midmarket, and CEO Bill Conner wants to help ensure that smaller and midsized enterprises have appropriate visibility into the threat landscape - the threat actors, as well as whom they are targeting.
Corporate espionage appears to be the motive behind cyberattacks targeting a variety of medical-related equipment and systems, researcher Jon DiMaggio of Symantec says in an in-depth interview about the activities of a hacker group the company has dubbed "Orangeworm."
Great news: "SunTrust to offer free identity protection ... at no cost on an ongoing basis." Of course, nothing comes for free, at least for 1.5 million customers of the Atlanta bank, whose personal details may have been sold to criminals by a former employee.
For years, Dawn Cappelli studied and wrote about the insider threat. Then she went to Rockwell Automation and built an insider program. She discusses the program's success and her expanded role as vice president and CISO.
As the world prepares for GDPR enforcement, a new Privacy Maturity Benchmark study finds that 65 percent of respondents say their organizations experience sales delays because of data privacy issues. Cisco's Michelle Dennedy outlines the concept of data friction.