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Effective Data Security Begins With a Strong Tech Foundation

Data is the engine of the modern economy. Whether it consists of customer data, intellectual property, market insights or financial information, these types of sensitive data enable the most successful businesses to thrive. It’s no surprise, then, that securing that critical data is increasingly a strategic priority for organizations around the globe.
Publish At:2020-03-31 08:26 | Read:89 | Comments:0 | Tags:CISO Data Protection Chief Information Officer (CIO) Chief I

Recalibrate Insider Threat Controls When Your Employees Are Off the Corporate Network

In recent years, remote work has become a growing trend. In 2018, however, only 3.6 percent of Americans worked entirely remotely. Due to changes in the global climate, many employers have shifted their workforces to remote work if their jobs can support it. With the sudden expansion of work-from-home and remote-work practices, chief information security off
Publish At:2020-03-25 15:51 | Read:214 | Comments:0 | Tags:Advanced Threats Identity & Access Security Intelligence & A

9 Best Practices from X-Force Red for Organizations and Employees

As employers rapidly respond to the need to protect their workforces from potential exposure and spread of the novel coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, many organizations are making the very difficult decision to pivot to a work-from-home model. This means employees will be connecting to corporate networks from whichever device is available: laptops, phone
Publish At:2020-03-18 16:57 | Read:211 | Comments:0 | Tags:Application Security CISO Data Protection Threat Intelligenc

How a More Connected Approach Can Help With Threat Management

Threat management is a framework that is often used to evaluate and manage everything you can do to detect and respond to cyberthreats. It encompasses people, process and technology, and for effective threat management, all three should work together seamlessly. Of course, that’s easier said than done. When you look at just the technology piece of thre
Publish At:2020-03-06 11:10 | Read:310 | Comments:0 | Tags:Incident Response Risk Management Threat Hunting Threat Inte

How Human Security Investments Created a Global Culture of Accountability at ADP

Practice doesn’t necessarily make perfect, but it can lead to improvement. Quality practice is key in matters of human security, and the right quantity of practice can also make a significant difference when it comes to shifting mindsets and behavior. “Scientists believe that expert-level performance is primarily the result of expert-level practi
Publish At:2020-03-04 13:39 | Read:242 | Comments:0 | Tags:CISO Artificial Intelligence (AI) Chief Information Security

What the Explosive Growth in ICS-Infrastructure Targeting Means for Security Leaders

The recently published IBM X-Force Threat Intelligence Index 2020 pointed out that over 8.5 billion records were compromised in 2019, a figure that’s more than 200 percent greater than the number of records lost in 2018. It also determined that scanning and exploitation of vulnerabilities have increased from just 8 percent of attacks in 2018 to nearly
Publish At:2020-02-20 10:49 | Read:354 | Comments:0 | Tags:CISO Energy & Utility Security Services Brute-Force Attack C

What Leadership Qualities for CISOs Are Most Important in 2020?

Organizations today have to balance the need for continuous evolution along the digital continuum with the need to protect their data and operations and keep cyber risk at an acceptable level. The chief information security officer (CISO) role is uniquely positioned to help organizations manage those dualities, but it requires a different set of leadership q
Publish At:2020-02-09 10:30 | Read:232 | Comments:0 | Tags:CISO digital trust Business Continuity C-Suite Chief Informa

How Cybersecurity Salaries Fit Experience and Specialization

Not too long ago, there was a one-size-fits-all assumption about cybersecurity jobs. The security professional was hired to manage security systems and read logs — maybe handle audits and ensure industry compliance. Now, the job landscape for cybersecurity professionals is becoming more specialized, and even those specialized areas break down into even more
Publish At:2019-10-18 10:20 | Read:667 | Comments:0 | Tags:CISO Artificial Intelligence (AI) Career Chief Information S

What Cybersecurity Professionals Do Versus What Our Coworkers Think We Do

We’ve probably all seen that “perception versus fact” meme where there’s an assortment of pictures with captions like “what my family thinks I do,” “what my boss thinks I do,” “what I think I do” and “what I actually do.” People’s understanding of what cybersecurity professionals d
Publish At:2019-10-18 10:20 | Read:1006 | Comments:0 | Tags:CISO Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) National Cybe

11 Stats on CISO Spending to Inform Your 2020 Cybersecurity Budget

The global average cost of a data breach is now $3.92 million — a 12 percent increase since 2014. Fortunately, the average cybersecurity budget is also increasing alongside breach cleanup costs. How to prioritize your budget is never a simple question. However, there’s a lot of insight to be gleaned from industry studies on how chief information secur
Publish At:2019-10-18 10:20 | Read:875 | Comments:0 | Tags:CISO Business Continuity Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Chief

What Can We Learn From the ‘Global State of Information Security Survey 2018’?

In October 2018, PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) released the latest edition of “The Global State of Information Security Survey.” For this report, the professional services firm surveyed over 9,000 leaders, including CEOs, chief financial officers (CFOs), chief information officer (CIOs) and chief information security officers (CISOs), from 122 cou
Publish At:2017-11-02 13:10 | Read:4736 | Comments:0 | Tags:Risk Management Chief Information Officer (CIO) Chief Inform

Don’t Panic! Create a Winning Cybersecurity Strategy to Preserve CISO Sanity

Stress comes with the territory for chief information security officers (CISOs). As noted by Medium, the job is unpredictable, with “long periods of preparing, watching, waiting, punctuated by periods of high stress and occasional bruising.” As both vendors and cyberthreats proliferate, finding a balance between an effective cybersecurity strateg
Publish At:2017-10-31 05:50 | Read:3424 | Comments:0 | Tags:CISO Automation C-Suite Chief Information Security Officer (

Security Awareness Training Is a Team Effort

A security awareness program is a critical part of any security strategy. It is not enough to simply hold everyone in the organization accountable. Chief information security officers (CISOs) must first train employees to practice proactive, conscientious security behaviors by convincing them that security affects them directly, not just the business. Buildi
Publish At:2017-10-31 05:50 | Read:3379 | Comments:0 | Tags:CISO Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) Cybersecurity

Your Security Awareness Program Stinks. Here’s Something You Can Do About It

If you ask a group of technology and business professionals to rank the most important parts of their security program, awareness and training will undoubtedly land in the top three. After all, many breaches start with users and, on the flip side, can be prevented by users. It’s all about setting expectations. Unfortunately, many such attempts fall fla
Publish At:2017-10-22 05:00 | Read:2774 | Comments:0 | Tags:CISO Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) Cybersecurity

Don’t Let Organizational Politics Derail Security Initiatives

Information security is vastly complex, both technically and from a governance, risk and compliance (GRC) perspective. When workplace politics come into play, security best practices become more complicated and risk management is weakened significantly. Security professionals commonly meet resistance when they attempt to implement IT initiatives that do not
Publish At:2017-10-22 05:00 | Read:3254 | Comments:0 | Tags:CISO C-Suite Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) Execu

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