The COVID-19 pandemic has forced network administrators back to the drawing board in 2020-21. Pre-pandemic, corporate VPN was a luxury provided to remote workers, travelling employees and C-suite management, which only formed a small percentage of the workforce. Now, it has become the essential service upon which a whole organization relies.
In the wake of the biggest breach in history, DomainTools’ new survey on “The Impact of the SolarWinds Breach on Cybersecurity” aims to capture the effects felt by 200 security researchers and analysts, threat hunters, managers, C-suite executives and those whose organizations join the collateral damage left in the fallout.
James Arlen has been named Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) at Aiven, a software company that combines open source technologies with cloud infrastructure. Arlen represents a key addition to the executive team at the company.
Listen to Ian Thornton-Trump, CISO of Cyjax, and his talking partner Tristan de Souza as they ruminate on some of the biggest issues in cybersecurity and geopolitics each and every month in this highly informative and entertaining video podcast. This month's episode looks at whether U.S. President Joe Biden has committed sufficient resources to cybersecurity; discusses ‘the Putin problem’; ponders about phishing in a pandemic; and talks about the GameStop blow-up.
How do you lead a great security team to overall mitigate risks across the entire enterprise? To find out, we talk to Ellen Benaim, Chief Information Security Officer at Templafy. In her role, Benaim is responsible for overseeing company-wide information security and governance program and ensuring the entire organization follows necessary protocols to keep the enterprise secure.
(ISC)² released its 2020 Cybersecurity Workforce Study. For the first time, the study indicates a year-over-year reduction in the cybersecurity workforce gap, due in part to increased talent entry into the field and uncertain demand due to the economic impact of COVID-19.
The responses reveal deep divisions in how differently security execs are responding in the face of real business continuity challenges posed by the pandemic. For example, 26% of CISOs surveyed have introduced more stringent endpoint security and corporate access measures since the arrival of the pandemic, while 35% have relaxed their security policies in order to foster greater productivity among remote workers; 39% have left their security policies the same, according to a new study.
The Information Security Forum (ISF) has published Becoming a Next Generation CISO, the organizations latest digest which sets out the range of disciplines a next-generation Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) can be expected to master.
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.