The Multi-State Information Sharing and Analysis Center (MS-ISAC) and the Downstream Natural Gas Information Sharing and Analysis Center (DNG-ISAC) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to share cyber threat information that will enable stronger protection for both sectors.
United Kingdom security researchers say it took SonicWall more than two weeks to patch a vulnerability in 1.9 million SonicWall user groups, affecting some 10 million managed devices and 500,000 organizations.
Untangle, Inc. released the results of its third annual SMB IT Security Report. Polling more than 500 SMBs, the report explores major barriers for managing IT security, particularly in the face of the unique challenges brought on by COVID-19 and its resulting shift to remote work.
The Australian Government has released The Code of Practice: Securing the Internet of Things for Consumers (Code of Practice). The guide represents a first step in the Australian Government’s approach to improve the security of IoT devices in Australia.
The Secure Cyber Risk Aggregation and Measurement (SCRAM), a new platform from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL), quantifies companies' security risk without requiring them to disclose sensitive data about their systems to the research team, much less their competitors.
IAA, Inc. announced the appointment of Andrew Albrecht as Vice President and Chief Information Security Officer. Albrecht will report directly to Maju Abraham, Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer.
I was chatting with a chief information security officer (CISO) recently, and we started talking about motivation and the role of love and hate in driving ourselves towards our goals. In cybersecurity, we tend to think about external opponents, most notably white hats vs. black hats, but rarely discuss the internal factors that guide our day-to-day decisions. Humans are dynamic beings that aren’t driven solely by love or hate (despite what the chatter on social media may have you believe). We do, however, have predilections based on our personalities and environment. How we choose to deal with those influences shapes who we become. A good strategy is a combination of love and hate where organizations work towards a grand vision of their future while eliminating things they hate one after the other.
This month in Security magazine, we bring you our 2020 Most Influential People in Security annual report, where we highlight 22 industry leaders, their path to security, careers, goals and guidance for future security professionals. Industry experts discuss the evolution of ransomware, houses of worship security, cybersecurity standards, security careers in investigations and the unifying power of security. Diane Ritchey, past Editor-in-Chief, says goodbye and thank you to our readers.