Attribution is often regarded as a primary goal within a cybersecurity investigation, but as John McClurg, CISO at Blackberry, explores here, conclusive attribution should at times exist as a secondary consideration - one abandoned if the ROI doesn't justify its expense.
Cybersecurity breaches are a major threat to every business and can quickly lead to network downtime. In fact, a standard breach costs an average of $3.5 million (IBM). However, if a large organization is unprepared, this cost could skyrocket, as was the case for one firm last year, which lost an estimated $51 million after halting operations due to a breach.
Because of the COVID-19 virus pandemic, millions of Americans have been asked to stay in their houses until further notice. Our new national focus on hygiene and hibernation means that we’re mostly home, save for only necessary trips to the grocery store, the pharmacy, or for medical appointments. While it’s hard to define being quarantined as a good thing, from a security perspective, it means the chances of experiencing a home burglary are now quite low.
Artificial intelligence (AI) presents a perfect solution to compensate for unmanned environments or those with limited staffing, or the loss of vigilance after looking at a screen too long. AI can help us not only watch continuously, but also feed systems that are able to sort, organize and categorize massive amounts of data in a way that human operators cannot. And it can do so far more reliably than traditional video analytics ever did.
Is it truly possible to train every single employee—including those working from home and organizations’ third-party partners—to spot a cyber-threat? Or to keep good cybersecurity hygiene when handling sensitive data? Or to refrain from stealing intellectual property when they’re disgruntled and about to resign? While training is a key element to preventing breaches and protecting important corporate data, training alone is not enough.
CMOs are now tasked with introducing privacy-centric practices to protect consumer data, while simultaneously using this data to personalize experiences. Here are three ways privacy will need to evolve organization-wide as demand for personalized "everything" grows.
This month in Security magazine: meet the global security team at Boston Scientific - five female professionals with diverse background and skills who are creating a best-in-class enterprise security team while ensuring the safety and security of employees, customers and patients. Also this month, we highlight Kristin Lenardson and her successful career in protective services. Security experts discuss whistleblowing, the CCPA and more.