The offices of the Chief Information Security Officer and the Chief Digital Officer have the biggest part to play in protecting consumers perception of a brand, but they couldn’t be more opposite in their objectives and operations. CISO’s are tasked with keeping the unknown users out. Their primary focus has been making sure internal users such as employees, contractors and vendors are properly vetted and authenticated. CDO’s are seeking to invite as many unknown users (prospects) in as they represent new business. Having said that, what would happen if the CISO and CDO partnered more closely to protect those unknown users (prospects) and improve their online experience?
When it comes to PKI, leaders have two options: build it or move it to the cloud. PKI as-a-Service (PKIaaS) platforms are becoming a popular investment choice that provide all the benefits of a privately rooted PKI, but without the cost and complexity of running it in-house. PKIaaS providers can deliver a much more effective, and ultimately more secure, PKI than most enterprises can achieve on their own. Regardless of whether the choice is to build or buy, teams must consider six key requirements to ensure in-house or out-sourced PKI success – and digital identity security.
The U.S. Department of State’s Rewards for Justice (RFJ) program is offering a reward of up to $10 million for information leading to the identification or location of any person who works with or for a foreign government for the purpose of interfering with U.S. elections through certain illegal cyber activities.
DefenTec began as a managed services provider (MSP) before transitioning into a managed security services provider (MSSP). Now, in addition to optimizing their clients’ data environments through managed services, IT support and consulting, and cloud computing, DefenTec also fortifies them through a full range of managed security services, including secure Wi-Fidesign, network audits, and of course, password management. How does DefenTec use KeeperMSP to further guard their clients from cyberattacks?
The COVID-19 driven shift to remote working coupled with accelerated digital transformation poses significant challenges to enterprise cybersecurity operations, widening the threat landscape and exposing enterprise networks, devices and data to increasing cybersecurity risk. Unmanaged devices, shadow IT and rapidly deployed remote access networks have all introduced emerging vulnerabilities that are being exploited by cybercriminals, making securing the enterprise even more difficult for CSOs and their teams.
COVID-19 has initiated a whole new host of cybersecurity threats. Twitter was one of the latest victims, its employees allegedly being targeted so that hackers should take over the accounts of certain verified users. And just before that, a June 25 story in The New York Times detailed the way in which a foreign entity is attempting to infiltrate American business by taking advantage of remote employees whose organizations – more than 400 million worldwide – use virtual private networks (VPNs).
A new Digital Shadows report focuses on the escrow systems used on cybercriminal forums. These systems are deeply sophisticated, relying not just on similar technological mechanisms as traditional ecommerce, but on social, community oriented mechanisms as well, such as arbitration.
This month in Security magazine, we examine how physical security leaders are being propelled into a unique position of revenue preservers and risk managers for their businesses. In addition, we profile Scott Ashworth, Director of Security for Atlanta United. Also, security leaders discuss how to develop cybersecurity careers, election security, data protection strategies, measuring and reporting security operations maturity and more!