As security leaders gain increasing responsibility for cybersecurity, Security columnist John McClurg – Vice President and Ambassador-At-Large in Cylance’s Office of Security & Trust and former CSO at Dell; Vice President of Global Security at Honeywell International, Lucent Technologies/Bell
Laboratories – guides enterprise security executives through cybersecurity standards, frameworks, risks and management techniques.
Security professionals can incorporate a few simple items to make the remote experience safer, more secure and more productive. Here’s the “shopping list” that should be on every CSO's desk right now and translates across higher education institutions, corporations and more.
Security professionals want functionality like data encryption and VPN to be permanently enabled. Some have taken the approach of completely disabling the insertion of USB devices. This needs to be supported with more fine-grained control. What is the path forward?
Hermeneutics, a hodge-podge of psychology, sociology, anthropology and philosophy — with a dose of linguistics thrown in for good measure — examines the variables around which we construct and impute meaning to our world. This process is more colloquially known as interpretation theory.
Digital banking provides faster processing of financial transactions, more convenience, and a model that allows for the continuation of a financial industry even in the face of a pandemic. However, digital banking makes banks vulnerable to cyberattacks. Banks are now facing fresh security challenges that were brought on or affected by COVID-19. Here is what you need to know about them and how to protect yourself.
No matter how much the economic situation changes, prompt detection and response to cyber threats must remain a core priority for your organization. The ability to spot and address incidents in their early stages will help you avoid data breaches and their unpleasant consequences, including business downtime, lost revenue, costly security investigations and fines from regulatory bodies. As a result, you can save your budget for mission-critical tasks that will bring your organization value in the long run.
The term "Kill Chain Methodology" or "Cyber Kill Chain" has been widely used in the world of cybersecurity to interpret the different stages involved in a cyberattack. In a nutshell, from a hacker's perspective, a kill chain is a way to illegally gain access to a network or network device via a series of progressive steps. Consequently, from a defender's perspective, every stage of this process presents an opportunity to prevent intrusions. So, what kind of systems, networks or devices can hackers exploit by employing this methodology? Let's talk about the election.
A majority of survey respondents (61%) reported at least one insider attack over the last 12 months (22% reported at least six separate attacks). Forty-nine percent of respondents stated that at least one week typically goes by before insider attacks are detected; additionally, 44% said that another week usually passes before the organization recovers from the attacks.
Flashback to 2004 and the genesis of National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM), an initiative created to raise awareness in the U.S. around the importance of cybersecurity. Founded by the National Cyber Security Division within the Department of Homeland Security and the nonprofit National Cyber Security Alliance, NCSAM has taken place each October, since its mid-aughts inception, in efforts to ensure all Americans have knowledge of the resources and tools they need to be safer and more secure online.
ON DEMAND: The security ecosystem protects digital assets, physical assets, and people - the newly distributed workforce creates new and increased physical and cybersecurity risks. Situational and security awareness is a role every employee must play, and you’ll help get them there with awareness, cybersecurity hygiene and security practices that help keep company, employee and customer information safe.
This month in Security magazine, we explore how Corning's global security group ensured business continuity and employee safety during the global COVID-19 pandemic. Also, we highlight the global security team at Uber and their recent security programs and initiatives. Industry experts discuss travel safety programs, career hackers, working for terrible bosses, group attribution error and more.