Looking back at cybercrime incidents of the past 10 years, only the questions of "if" and "when" remain. "If" a business has no active cybersecurity policy and processes even just hundreds of rich customer records, "when" becomes soon enough. For the past 10 years, at least eight large-scale data breaches per year have trembled economies. You’d imagine that as business owners, we would have learned the immense value of the digital data we hold. The Ponemon Institute says that just in the US, the average size of a data breach is 25,575 records with a cost of $150 per record on average. That could be the money you would have paid in damages, as a government fine, and potentially in customer lawsuits.
Ransomware has quickly emerged as a massive cybersecurity threat and is evolving continuously. Certainly, recent ransomware incidents should serve as a wake-up call for all businesses to remain vigilant against ransomware. To minimize the chances of being victimized by ransomware means going back in time to understand how ransomware developed and how it evolved.
Women face unique entry barriers in the security industry, discouraging many from pursuing careers in the industry in the first place. This trickledown effect, combined with a lack of recruiting and mentorship opportunities, means the security workforce is drastically lacking in gender diversity. When companies prioritize female leadership development and break the stigma, they create diversity of thought in the process, driving their own success.
Becoming a new CISO brings new exciting opportunities and responsibilities but also new challenges and pressure. In the past few years, the role of the CISO has become increasingly complex as it evolves from a predominately technical role to a more strategic, advisory capacity.
Human resources departments (HR) handing out information sheets is not going to curb the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19). Training has to be conducted in concert and in person to all by the security department, as, it is a security threat. Here are some protocols and policy management procedures your enterprise and security department should consider to mitigate the spread of Coronavirus.
This series is focused on a step-by-step approach for security leaders to design, implement and measure a physical security program that supports organizational priorities and operates with buy-in from organization’s leadership team. Here, we'll explore the steps necessary for developing a risk mitigation strategy.
While access cards still play a strong role in the access control market, some companies are moving toward smartphone Bluetooth-enabled technology to give residents frictionless access through secured doors, elevators and turnstiles.
Outsourcing by companies has been an area of growth for many years, and the trend does not seem to be slowing down. For example, Gartner is forecasting a 17 percent growth in public cloud use worldwide in 2019. Leading the way is infrastructure-as-a-service or (IaaS) with an expected 27 percent growth alone.