According to a report from Cisco, 5G’s faster broadband (10 to 20 times faster than 4G) will enable 12 billion mobile-ready devices and IoT connections by 2022 compared to 9 billion in 2017. While this is great news for the rising number of smart device users globally, the increased connectivity can be taxing for IoT security. The combination of higher bandwidth and lower latency is a double-edged sword. While it enables new, exciting use cases like Vehicle-to-Vehicle and telemedicine, it is critical to not lose sight of the fact that it expands the scope of security threats, such as ransomware and botnets, among others.
Although the ransomware plague took a nosedive in terms of the victim count years ago, it’s still alive and kicking. It used to home in on any computers indiscriminately, but at some point, the malicious actors realized they could squeeze a lot more profit out of the enterprise than out of individual users. This shift made businesses the most coveted target for ransomware operators.
For the past 20 years, Justin Dolly, new CSO at Sauce Labs, has been leading security at public and private companies. Over the years, how has he built security teams and played a key role in risk management, security engineering and operations and compliance initiatives at the many companies he has serviced?
According to multiple sources, a bipartisan group of Senators plan to introduce a bill to regulate the use of contact-tracing and exposure notification apps. The bill, entitled the “Exposure Notification Privacy Act” is the latest in a series of bills that seek to regulate these new apps. The new bipartisan bill raises hopes that federal privacy legislation (albeit on a limited issue) may finally pass.
With the sudden shift to work-from-home operations, CISOs and security teams have an important role in strengthening business continuity by ensuring that current and future remote cybersecurity work policies do not create tradeoffs between usability and security. What are three steps to address this issue?
Recent data found that while many Americans have taken at least one step towards being prepared, there are still more actions that can be taken in the short term to help protect their finances and their families should disaster strike.