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Four editors at Information Security Media Group discuss important cybersecurity issues, including the rise of quadruple extortion attacks employed by ransomware gangs, the FBI reportedly withholding the Kaseya ransomware decryption key for weeks, and raising security posture during a pandemic.
Brian Barnier, a director of analytics who is developing a course on critical and design thinking in cybersecurity for CyberEd.io, is a firm believer in the importance of critical thinking today. He discusses how that, plus systems and design thinking, can improve the way cybersecurity functions.
The latest edition of the ISMG Security Report features an analysis of how the U.S. government has been tracking an increase in the pace of attacks tied to Conti ransomware. Also featured are what "protection" means today and building a new cybersecurity operating model.
The COVID-19 crisis has posed an unparalleled challenge for cybersecurity. Like COVID-19, cyberattacks spread fast and far - creating more and more damage. But the pandemic has also had a positive impact on the cybersecurity function, which Tarun Kumar, CISO at Nissan, describes here.
For fraudsters, there has been no respite. The fraud
economy took no pandemic hit. There was no
reduction in schemes among adversaries and they
experienced no job losses. Instead, shifts toward an increased dependency on digital channels have presented a myriad of new opportunities for illicit
In a study PwC found that 40% of executives are seeking CISOs capable of leading cross-functional, agile teams that are not only keeping pace with digital transformation, but, in many cases, pointing the way forward. The role of the chief information security officer (CISO) is changing. Like CIOs and CTOs before them,...
Like his peer CISOs, Amit Basu of International Seaways is concerned about complexity and the shifting landscape. But not just the threat landscape – he also is challenged by the shifting dynamics of business priorities and processes, as well as what "protection" in this new environment now entails.
Cloud-based services are affecting governance, risk management and compliance practices in Australia, says Tim Nedyalkov, who is a technology information security officer with Commonwealth Bank. He discusses the differences between how managers and practitioners approach the problems.
Tammy Klotz took on a new job at a new company and even in a new state in 2020 - and she was charged with both establishing herself and raising the firm's cybersecurity posture. No challenge during a global pandemic, right? Here is how she has begun to pave her way.
"There are so many basics we need to get right," says Daniel Dresner, professor of cyber security at Manchester University. In this interview, he discusses the cybersecurity practices that he recommends to make the task of securing small- to medium-sized enterprises less overwhelming.
The pandemic has created the need for rapid digital transformation and the growing trend of working from home is pushing businesses to adopt "zero trust" and implement it within their own organizations, says Bobbet Castillo, chief technology officer and information security officer at Petnet.
Bobby Ford of Hewlett Packard Enterprise says that too often when an organization engages with security, it happens in an ad hoc way. He describes his mission to create a Cybersecurity Center of Excellence to streamline the organization's security incident management and response processes.
Cyber criminals are opportunistic and merciless, targeting security vulnerabilities such as weak passwords or unnecessary administrator rights. The National Cyber Security Centre recently found that 23.2 million victim accounts worldwide used 123456 as the password, and many companies still provide full admin rights...