Cybersecurity threats are getting more sophisticated and intense amid the increasing levels of remote work and dependence on digital devices. Here are 5 that were the most damaging for enterprises in 2020.
William (Bill) P. Crowell has joined the Advisory Board of LookingGlass Cyber Solutions. Crowell served as Deputy Director of Operations at NSA, Chairman of the Director of National Intelligence (DNI) Senior Advisory Group, and as a member of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Advisory Board.
A global survey which canvassed the opinions of over 7,000 business leaders, employees and consumers from across the world, found that in a rapidly changing business environment, the role of the CISO has hugely expanded in its scope and responsibilities. With the research also identifying security as the top priority for businesses after coronavirus, CISOs have never been more integral to business operations.
As vaccine distribution continues through 2021, the companies managing the process must proactively think about their current risk level, how they can decrease that risk, and how they can strengthen their security posture moving forward.
File-sharing services, such as Google Drive, DropBox and personal OneDrive folders, also pose significant risk to the corporate network. The additional layering effect of file-sharing service — such as multiple shares of a potentially malicious file through a chain of services — create an additional layer of complexity and risk.
Supporting a goal of empowering regional teams to make the most informed decisions is Baker Hughes’s Global Intelligence & Travel Security Operations Center (GITSOC). When Baker Hughes separated from GE’s oil and gas division in 2019, the event presented a unique opportunity for the Security team to create its own operating model and processes from the ground up to support the organization independently, providing the catalyst for the creation of the GITSOC. Learn about energy giant Baker Hughes’ GITSOC, as well as its value and relevancy to the greater enterprise.
As lawmakers and law enforcement continue to unravel the events and impact of the crisis at the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday, January 6th, attention is turning to identification and prosecution of those that illegally entered, attacked, and looted the Capitol and the offices of the legislature housed there. We’re learning more about the litany of security failings and it is imperative that we take the lessons offered by this example and make the changes they demand now, at our state capitol buildings, as well as in our businesses.
In addition to his role as a cybersecurity lawyer, Roy E. Hadley Jr. is well-versed in the operational and technical aspects of cybersecurity. At Adams and Reese LLP, he assists clients with response and recovery efforts in the event of an attack and assists clients with hardening their enterprises against cyberattacks.
Barring winning a major lottery or inheritance, during a 40+ year working life in the security profession, security leaders will likely make a dozen or more job changes. While some of these may be significant responsibility shifts within a single organization, in today’s environment it is likely that a person will be changing organizations and even the type and/or responsibilities of various roles. One of those changes may include self-employment. Here’s what you need to know to ponder the transition.