Due to COVID-19, there are more Americans conducting life online than ever before – over 70 percent are teleworking, and of that, 34 percent have been granted telework options who would otherwise not have had them – but 62 percent have signed up for new tools and platforms to work, study or play.
Even if a Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) performs 99 percent of their tasks perfectly, there is still plenty of opportunity to make mistakes. When companies have unpatched vulnerabilities, or incorrect configurations, or other holes in their security tactics (not to mention the "set it and forget it” mentality after deployment)—security management can quickly become a CISO’s nightmare. This is why it's so important for leaders to consider the following when developing the right security approach for their organizations.
The Office of Experience (OX), a Chicago, Ill.-based design and digital innovation agency, announced that it has named Bryan Jones as Chief Technology Officer. Jones comes to OX most recently from the Marketing Store, where he served as Global Chief Technology Officer delivering product solutions for McDonalds, Nissan and T-Mobile.
The Information Security Forum (ISF), a London-based authority on cybersecurity, information security and risk management has released Threat Horizon 2022, which highlights nine major threats, broken down into three themes, that organizations can expect to face over the next two years as a result of increasing developments in technology.
CEOs cite cybersecurity as the biggest threat to the world economy and as a result, the global spend in cybersecurity is expected to surpass $1 trillion by 2021. An enterprise cyber attack can turn into a catastrophe in a matter of hours, potentially damaging any business at any point in time. As we see from the past few years, the greatest have already fallen.
The Government Accountability Office (GAO) has released a new report, noting that the Department of Defense (DOD) has not fully implemented three of its key initiatives and practices aimed at improving cybersecurity hygiene and is at risk of cyberattacks.
Lookout researchers have uncovered a long-running surveillance campaign tied to Syrian nation-state actors, which recently started using the novel coronavirus as its newest lure to entice its targets to download malware. This campaign appears to have been active since the start of January 2018, and targets Arabic-speaking users, likely in Syria and the surrounding region.
Barracuda researchers have seen a steady increase in the number of coronavirus or COVID-19-related spear-phishing attacks since January 2020, but they have observed a recent spike in this type of attack, up 667-percent since the end of February 2020.
FNTS, managed IT services provider, has announced Chris Williamson as Field Chief Technology Officer (CTO). As a member of the FNTS executive team, Williamson will assist the leading cloud, mainframe and IT managed services provider in developing strategic partnerships and long-term digital transformation initiatives with clients.