Increasingly, a physical security director's role, the branch of computer security that is specifically related to the Internet, with issues involving fraud and the protection of transfer of data and a company's brand.
As security leaders gain increasing responsibility for cybersecurity, Security columnist Steven Chabinsky – global chair of the Data, Privacy and Cyber Security practice at White & Case LLP, an international law firm, and former Deputy Assistant Director of the FBI’s Cyber Division – guides enterprise security executives through cybersecurity standards, frameworks, risks and management techniques.
Today’s center of gravity in cybersecurity is shifting, pulling the skills and experience of cyber defenders in new directions. In most companies, this situation has led to a convergence of responsibilities between physical security, information security and cybersecurity teams, and an increased commitment to “staffing-up” of dedicated “cyber defenders.”
There’s a C- on your report card, but you’re not alone: The 2017 Global Cybersecurity Assurance Report Card found that the world’s information security practitioners gave global cybersecurity readiness an overall score of 70 percent – a six-point drop over 2016.
There have been volumes written about the role of the CSO and how to gain a seat at the table in the C-suite. A relatively small number of CSOs have been able to convince their management that the CISO should be under their purview, citing the inherent mission conflicts that exist when the CISO reports to the CIO.
Mike Tyson notably said, “Everyone has a plan ‘till they get punched in the mouth.” So, how do you ensure the same doesn’t hold true for your company’s incident response plan when a real breach occurs? Enter the NIST Framework category titled Mitigation.
Ransomware is one of the most threatening malwares in the cyber industry, according to Carbonite’s Rise of Ransomware report, where 66 percent of IT professionals emphasize the seriousness of the issue, yet only 13 percent believe that they are prepared enough to prevent a ransomware attack.
Last year, cybercriminals attacked the California-based Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center, encrypting files crucial in running the hospital’s operating systems and demanding a ransom to restore them to working order.
Thinking of building your own Global Security Operations Center? Learn from four leading enterprises about how they developed or modified their GSOCs to bring the most value to their enterprises. Also in this issue: how to attract better cybersecurity talent, healthcare data compliance, working with integrators to test security technology, the 2017 ISC West Product Preview and much more!