In today’s dynamic environments, risk must be proactively managed. However, lack of sufficient intelligence can make it impossible to get ahead of threats and breaches. Fortunately, artificial intelligence (AI) has emerged as a valuable tool in augmenting physical security with a more proactive approach.
Eighty percent of surveyed small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) rank IT security as a top business priority, with 29 percent spending less than $1,000 on IT security annually, according to a new Untangle 2019 "SMB IT Security Report".
Biometric records containing more than a million fingerprints has been left exposed in a publicly accessible database that included a total of 27.8 million records that featured facial images, uncrypted user names, passwords, employee records and logs of entry to secure areas, among other sensitive information.
The relentless bombardment of cyber-attacks, and the fear of a breach and all that entails, have led to some rather dramatic changes in the Chief Information Security Officer position recently. It has long been considered the corporate hot seat, where job security is a misnomer and the average tenure is less than two years. That may still be true for many, but changes are happening that are finally allowing the CISO to emerge from the shadows of the IT department.