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.
Deepfakes, either as videos or audio recordings, are the next iteration of advanced impersonation techniques that bad actors can use to abuse trust and manipulate people into complying with their requests.
Starting on November 16, 2020 the Maryland Innovation Institute (MISI) and its DreamPort Program and sponsor U.S. Cyber Command will hold a cyber exercise designed to highlight the importance of control systems' cybersecurity and critical infrastructure cybersecurity. The event, Hack the Building 2020, will have more than 45 offensive and defensive teams from industry, academia, civilian agencies and the Department of Defense participating to disrupt or take over a connected building.
The Standoff is an online competition where cybersecurity experts can put their skills to the test against professional hackers. That's right - your organization can test its defense skills over a battle for control over digital replicas of real-life IT infrastructure being targeted by real-life hackers.
A couple of months ago, I described in this column how security professionals could unify a divided country. I chose a mask as a symbol of that cohesiveness. But that thin piece of fabric worn around the mouth and nose can also be a gag — a barrier that distances leaders and stifles communication.
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.
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, Security magazine brings you the Security 500 Report, Rankings and Thought Leader Profiles. How does your enterprise compare to others? Which security programs are leading the way? Also this month, we highlight how to plan, prepare for and build resilience to protests and other unplanned events, video surveillance tools for SMBs and more.