Noah Beddome will join Opendoor as Chief Information Security Officer (CISO). Beddome will be responsible for protecting the data and technology infrastructure that is core to Opendoor business. He will oversee Opendoor’s information security program and IT, and will help to maintain trust with customers by ensuring the integrity of data systems.
Don Freese has joined Digital Realty, provider of cloud- and carrier-neutral data center, colocation and interconnection solutions, as Chief Information Security Officer. Mr. Freese, who previously served as a Senior Executive with the FBI and a cybersecurity leader at PwC, brings more than 30 years of leadership experience advising large corporations and the highest ranks of the U.S. government on cybersecurity, cyber operations and IT risk management.
A company’s in-house chief information security officer (CISO) is a key component to making sure the risk of a cyberattack or security breach is greatly reduced. The responsibilities of this position are critical for businesses working to protect themselves against cyberthreats, but the reality is, some companies can’t afford to add another member to the c-suite with an average salary of up to $250K. However, there’s another option: a virtual CISO or vCISO.
Though a lot of attention regarding ransomware has been given to the way in which attackers phish their way into a network, one of the crucial aspects of ransomware attacks is attacker dwell time. Ransomware criminals can lurk around in networks and quietly spy around on your data, waiting to get their hands on information of higher value to get more compensation. Learn how to stop it.
Findings from the 2020 Netwrix Cyber Threats Report reveal cybersecurity risks related to insiders are now more common than external threat actors. Since organizations went remote, four of the top six types of cybersecurity incidents they experienced were caused by internal users.
Meet Ian Thornton-Trump. He is the Chief Information Security Officer at Cyjax, and an ITIL certified IT professional with 25 years of experience in IT security and information technology. As CISO Cyjax, Ian has deep experience with the threats facing small, medium and enterprise businesses. His research and experience have made him a sought-after cybersecurity consultant specializing in cyber threat intelligence programs for small, medium and enterprise organizations. In his spare time, he teaches cybersecurity and IT business courses for CompTIA as part of their global faculty and is the lead architect for Cyber Titan, Canada's efforts to encourage the next generation of cyber professionals.
Generally, the chief information security officer (CISO) is thought of as the top executive responsible for information security within organizations. However, in today’s remote work environment, the need to expand security beyond one department or the responsibilities of CISOs is more important than ever. Due to the pandemic, the physical barriers of the office have been removed and the threat surface has exponentially expanded leaving more endpoints to be attacked. In this scenario, each employee’s home office has become a new potential risk, which is why building a strong security culture within organizations should be a priority.