Seven in every ten CISOs (71%) believe cyberwarfare is a threat to their organization, and yet just over a fifth (22%) admit to not having a strategy in place to mitigate this risk. This is especially alarming during a period of unprecedented global disruption, as half of infosec professionals (50%) agree that the increase of cyberwarfare will be detrimental to the economy in the next 12 months.
Here, we talk to Mohit Tiwari, CEO and co-founder of Symmetry Systems, about the current threat landscape, the role of CISOs and the unique challenges COVID-19 and work-from-home (WFH) pose to CISOs and security teams.
The offices of the Chief Information Security Officer and the Chief Digital Officer have the biggest part to play in protecting consumers perception of a brand, but they couldn’t be more opposite in their objectives and operations. CISO’s are tasked with keeping the unknown users out. Their primary focus has been making sure internal users such as employees, contractors and vendors are properly vetted and authenticated. CDO’s are seeking to invite as many unknown users (prospects) in as they represent new business. Having said that, what would happen if the CISO and CDO partnered more closely to protect those unknown users (prospects) and improve their online experience?
The National Science Foundation has awarded Georgia State’s Evidence-Based Cybersecurity Research Group (EBCS) nearly $300,000 for a pilot program to teach students advanced cybersecurity research skills and match them with CISOs, with whom they will test tools to improve organizations’ security.
Get to know James Carder, CSO at LogRhythm, who has more than 19 years of experience working in corporate IT security and consulting for the Fortune 500 and U.S. Government. At LogRhythm, he develops and maintains the company’s security governance model and risk strategies; protects the confidentiality, integrity and availability of information assets; and oversees both threat and vulnerability management as well as the security operations center (SOC). Carder previously led criminal and national security related investigations at the city, state and federal levels, including those involving the theft of credit card information and Advanced Persistent Threats (APT).
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.