As security professionals around the globe are involved in their organization’s COVID-19 response, many security staff are contemplating how to assess their protocols and procedures, as well as what new protocols and procedures to put in place. How can security technologies be a part of the overall COVID-19 response for an enterprise and how can security professionals use technology now that will serve them well in the future with continued enterprise risk mitigation?
Shannon Polson, author of “The Grit Factor: Courage, Resilience and Leadership in the Most Male Dominated Organization in the World” and the founder of The Grit Institute, gave the final keynote today at ICS West.
Presented by the SIA Women in Security Forum, titled, “Leading From Any Seat: Stories from the Cockpit & Lessons from the Grit Project,” featured Polson discussing courage, resilience and leadership, using examples from her personal life as one of the first women to fly the Apache helicopter in the U.S. Army and ideas outlined in her book.
Digital Guardian announced Tim Bandos will become Chief Information Security Officer (CISO). Bandos will bring more than 15 years of experience to the position including his five years as VP of Cybersecurity at Digital Guardian. Prior to joining Digital Guardian, Bandos was Director of Cybersecurity for Dupont where he was responsible for overseeing internal controls, incident response and threat intelligence.
Skyfire Consulting, a public safety UAS consulting group, announced the appointment of Michael Briant as Chief Security Officer (CSO) and Michael Rogers as Director of Public Safety. Both will team up and bring their experience to the Skyfire Academy, as they lead a robust training programs in the industry.
A new report, the 2020 Security Operations Report from Arctic Wolf, is pulling back the curtain on some lesser known trends in their new security operations threat report, which details security trends in operations since the start of the pandemic.
Why is having a cybersecurity framework so important? When it comes to cybersecurity, a framework serves as a system of standards, guidelines, and best practices to manage risks that arise in a digital world. A cybersecurity framework prioritizes a flexible, repeatable and cost-effective approach to promote the protection and resilience of your business; it’s also important to realize that cybersecurity helps with the growth of your business.
As with any new disruptive innovation, we must strive to strike a balance between risk and reward. While it’s exciting to ponder the possibilities of a world powered by 5G and an constellation of connected things, we must first establish a secure foundation to support these innovations. A software-based, Zero Trust security framework represents our best chance at securing the Edge from the connected things of tomorrow.
Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs (HMRC) in the U.K. has been hit with 521,582 malicious email attacks over the last three months, according to official figures. The HRMC oversees tax affairs for millions of people in the U.K.