The year 2020 isn’t over yet, but so far, it’s been unprecedented from a threat landscape point of view – including the impact of the global pandemic and social movements on the cybersecurity landscape. The threat researchers at FortiGuard Labs have taken a good hard look at what was happening over the first six months of 2020 from a cybersecurity perspective, and we’ve identified some key trends that the industry needs to be aware of.
Fourth annual global study from ESG and ISSA finds 45 percent state cybersecurity skills shortage has only gotten worse over the past few years. Why has nothing changed?
July 30, 2020
The cybersecurity skills crisis continues to worsen for the fourth year in a row and has impacted nearly three quarters (70 percent) of organizations, as revealed in the fourth annual global study of cybersecurity professionals by the Information Systems Security Association (ISSA) and independent industry analyst firm Enterprise Strategy Group (ESG).
The US Senate passed a bipartisan amendment to the FY 2021 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) to require the Department of Homeland Security to establish a Cybersecurity State Coordinator position in every state.
Obstacles including budget concerns, time constraints, stubborn company culture, or a lack of cybersecurity best practices can seem overwhelming, especially to a smaller organization with limited resources. Fortunately, there are reasonable solutions to each of these roadblocks that can help all organizations be more secure.
Preventing identity-based attacks such as account takeover (ATO) fraud and Business Email Compromise (BEC) begins with securing your personally identifiable information (PII), but this seems to be increasingly difficult as cybercriminals continue to evolve.
The number of new identity records and the depth of personal information available in exfiltrated data are expanding, creating a blueprint of digital identities that threat actors can weaponize and expose identity information.
New KnowBe4 study, The Rise of Security Culture, finds that the majority of security leaders (94 percent) say security culture is important for business success, but have yet to merge their security strategies with their overall business strategies.
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.