In the United States, February is often considered the last peak month of flu season. We are all accustomed to the unpleasant coughing fits and runny noses that accompany winter’s chill. However, in a turn of events, the common flu has been relatively uncommon across the country this winter. Instead, we continue to deal with the fallout from the far more contagious—and far less forgiving—SARS-CoV-2 virus.
Meet Jeremy Leasher, Security Solutions Architect at Axellio. Leasher believes the IT security industry is undergoing a serious skills crisis, threatening to undermine the security of commercial and government organizations. Here, we talk to Leasher about the best approach to solving this skills crisis.
Cybersecurity is not a one-and-done proposition. Deterring cybersecurity threats and remediating incidents is a complex and never-ending responsibility. Malicious state actors, cybercriminals and corporate espionage are just a few sources of cyberattacks. Each one uses dozens of ever-evolving techniques to overcome security safeguards.
A 2019 S&P Global study found that public companies with women at the helm were more profitable compared to those with men in the CEO and CFO seats. Women are also making big inroads in other fields including science and medicine. Yet in the tech and cybersecurity industries women still lag behind. It’s certainly not because of a lack of jobs. Though the talent shortage did ease last year, the industry as a whole is struggling to fill vacancies. There are a few reasons that women aren’t filling those seats.
When it comes to intelligent video surveillance in particular, AI-driven products are beginning to unlock new functionality, and even change the role video surveillance plays for companies. From better sensors to higher resolution cameras to more efficient processing units, we're seeing an unparalleled convergence of hardware and software. And that's creating new opportunities for everything from intelligent threat detection to personalized customer experiences. We're just at the beginning of this journey, but it's clear that best practices are changing. Seemingly in real-time, security professionals are reimagining how they'll build their teams, structure engagements and define their value. We're all still building the playbook as we use it, but here are four new, unspoken "rules" for the new world of security - and how they'll continue to evolve thanks to AI.
Those on the cyber threat frontlines may view the entire FireEye-SolarWinds catastrophe through a very different lens. It’s a mile-high view that proves a thesis: why data must be smart and able to protect itself from cybercriminals – no matter where it goes, where it’s stored or who has it.
There’s a consensus building that for many of us, our post-pandemic reality will be a hybrid workplace—one in which a mix of in-person, WFH and offsite employees is a daily occurrence. This means it will be up to IT security pros to fill the gaps and stop intruders.
Billions of searches take place on the surface web every day. Synonymous with Google, this part of the web is indexed by search engines. Try searching your name and you’ll likely be met with thousands if not millions of results, a few of which are familiar to you – your social media profiles, bio on your employer’s website, mentions in the news. The surface, or “clear” web, is only the tip of the iceberg, as vast as it may seem. In fact, it makes up only 4% of the entire World Wide Web. A much larger chunk of the web, the deep web, lies beneath the surface and is not indexed by search engines – but it is still just as important for security professionals to monitor.
For a loosely connected, globally distributed system with no central governing authority, the Internet is remarkably dependable. Robust enough to cope with the unexpected, it features back-up capabilities ranging from redundant network paths to virtual servers that compensate for physical hardware failures.
Implementing a converged security organization is perhaps one of the most resourceful and beneficial business decisions an organization can make when seeking to enhance security risk management. In this era of heightened consequences and sophisticated security threats, the need for integration between siloed security and risk management teams is imperative. The need for collaboration between those two teams and the business is equally imperative. Let’s look at five more specific benefits: