BlackBerry Limited released its 2021 BlackBerry Threat Report, detailing a sharp rise in cyberthreats facing organizations since the onset of COVID-19. The research shows a cybercrime industry which has not only adapted to new digital habits, but also become increasingly successful in finding and targeting vulnerable organizations.
Life used to be simpler for security teams. In the legacy world, they had a clear understanding of the environment they needed to protect—typically the standard LAMP stack (Linux, Apache, MySQL, PhP). Within this straightforward, relatively static infrastructure, they could carve out a network layer all for themselves to implement the security technologies of their choice. They also had a direct line to vendors to discuss the security controls that needed to be implemented. But in the age of DevOps and cloud, things just don’t work this way anymore. Four key changes have left security teams struggling to protect applications and organizations.
Help us recognize the unsung heroes of the security industry by nominating a security leader to be named one of Security magazine's 2021 Most Influential People in Security! We are looking to highlight enterprise security executives, who through their own organizations and externally, have made significant and influential contributions to the enterprise security profession, continue to push security forward both inside their own organizations and in the industry as a whole.
The WSJ's Cybersecurity executive forum will take place virtually on June 2, 2021. The day-long forum will give security executives insight into case studies from peers and allow them to connect directly with peers in the industry to discuss biggest challenges and best practices.
In order to remain resilient and meet the emerging priorities around effective supplier management, improved business continuity planning, and increased community engagement, business leaders need to assess and benchmark their performance around three core areas of organizational resilience: operational resilience, supply chain resilience, and information resilience.
Human error contributes to almost 95% of security breaches. Most security approaches still fail at making a desired impact. Let’s analyze the two main reasons why businesses fail to develop a robust, human-centric security approach.
While the flexibility granted to remote workers is game changing, employers have new concerns about the security of a hybrid setup. COVID-19 vaccinations are now within reach for a majority of Americans, meaning enterprises need to re-examine the remote office model many were forced to adopt over the past year. Experts anticipate that a hybrid work model with an equal number of workers in office and remote to be the new model of choice.
If you’d like to learn how your enterprise can re-tool security strategies and ensure security for both remote and in-office employees, keep reading on for a conversation with cybersecurity expert Brent Johnson, CISO at Bluefin, on how leadership can address security challenges specific to a hybrid work model.
Supply Chain Risk is more pertinent now that digital transformation initiatives are the norm. In a recent Ponemon study, 82% of respondents believe their organization experienced at least one data breach due to digital transformation. At the same time, 55% said with certainty that at least one of the three breaches was caused by a third party. Reporting on SCRM and gaining visibility into the cyber risk across third parties is critical to the security of both small and large organizations, especially in the digital age we live in.
Meet Max Vetter, Chief Cyber Officer of Immersive Labs. Before joining Immersive Labs, Vetter spent seven years working with the Metropolitan Police Service as a police officer, intelligence analyst, and covert internet investigator. After leaving his career in law enforcement, he trained the private sector and government agencies in ethical hacking and open source intelligence, specializing in darknets and cryptocurrencies. This included three years of teaching at the GCHQ Cyber Summer School. Here, we speak to Vetter about emerging threats in the cybersecurity space and general security trends he has been noticing throughout the industry.