A recent ISC² Cybersecurity Workforce Study placed the resource gap worldwide at 4.07 million professionals. The challenges we face when grappling with that gap are myriad and are exacerbated by the security paradigm to which we may have historically pledged allegiance.
Deepfakes, either as videos or audio recordings, are the next iteration of advanced impersonation techniques that bad actors can use to abuse trust and manipulate people into complying with their requests.
Starting on November 16, 2020 the Maryland Innovation Institute (MISI) and its DreamPort Program and sponsor U.S. Cyber Command will hold a cyber exercise designed to highlight the importance of control systems' cybersecurity and critical infrastructure cybersecurity. The event, Hack the Building 2020, will have more than 45 offensive and defensive teams from industry, academia, civilian agencies and the Department of Defense participating to disrupt or take over a connected building.
The Standoff is an online competition where cybersecurity experts can put their skills to the test against professional hackers. That's right - your organization can test its defense skills over a battle for control over digital replicas of real-life IT infrastructure being targeted by real-life hackers.
A couple of months ago, I described in this column how security professionals could unify a divided country. I chose a mask as a symbol of that cohesiveness. But that thin piece of fabric worn around the mouth and nose can also be a gag — a barrier that distances leaders and stifles communication.
Security professionals can incorporate a few simple items to make the remote experience safer, more secure and more productive. Here’s the “shopping list” that should be on every CSO's desk right now and translates across higher education institutions, corporations and more.
Security professionals want functionality like data encryption and VPN to be permanently enabled. Some have taken the approach of completely disabling the insertion of USB devices. This needs to be supported with more fine-grained control. What is the path forward?
Hermeneutics, a hodge-podge of psychology, sociology, anthropology and philosophy — with a dose of linguistics thrown in for good measure — examines the variables around which we construct and impute meaning to our world. This process is more colloquially known as interpretation theory.