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Cybersecurity Today: The Intersection of Technology and Behavior

In the movie “Back to the Future II,” protagonist Marty McFly travels forward to the year 2015. During a quick stop at Café 80s, Marty encounters two children, confused by the 80s-style arcade game in the store. When Marty shows them how to play, the kids retort with, “You mean you have to use your hands?” We may soon hav
Publish At:2020-09-30 12:45 | Read:270 | Comments:0 | Tags:Mobile Security Risk Management Security Services Cyber Risk

Build a Roadmap for Cyber Resilience

The current information security landscape is rapidly evolving. According to the latest research from IBM Security and the Ponemon Institute’s 2020 Cyber Resilient Organization Report, 67% of organizations reported that the volume of attacks had significantly increased over the past 12 months. It’s not just the amount of attacks that grew; 64% o
Publish At:2020-08-03 08:33 | Read:396 | Comments:0 | Tags:CISO Data Protection Endpoint Advanced Attacks Advanced Thre

Enhance Integrated Risk Management Solutions With Modern Technologies

Many business leaders struggle to efficiently respond to risk and compliance needs because of the complex regulatory landscape, ever-evolving risk scenarios and inconsistent internal processes. It’s only been more recently that organizations have embraced enterprise integrated risk management (IRM) tools to overcome a siloed approach of managing risk
Publish At:2020-07-30 15:45 | Read:326 | Comments:0 | Tags:Risk Management Artificial Intelligence (AI) Blockchain cybe

The Cyber Risks of Remote Workers Returning to the Office

The COVID-19 pandemic has created a huge list of challenges for businesses. One that is potentially going unnoticed or under-reported is cybersecurity. Specifically, as lockdown ends and as individuals return to offices and places of work, it may be the case that something malicious is already waiting for them on their devices.Here we take a look at the cybe
Publish At:2020-07-21 23:07 | Read:388 | Comments:0 | Tags:Featured Articles IT Security and Data Protection Cyber Risk

How Growing Businesses Should Tackle Cybersecurity Challenges

When we think about the most public cyber attacks and data breaches, we generally associate them with large enterprises. The truth is cyber attacks are not limited by company size. A significant cyber attack can happen to any company, in any industry and of any size. According to the 2019 Cost of a Data Breach report by the Ponemon Institute, “small business
Publish At:2020-07-01 16:49 | Read:417 | Comments:0 | Tags:Risk Management Security Intelligence & Analytics Cyber Risk

Gaining Insight Into the Ponemon Institute’s 2020 Cost of Insider Threats Report

Today, I’m pleased to share some of the key findings from the 2020 Cost of Insider Threats Global Report. This is the third benchmark study, independently sponsored by IBM Security and ObserveIT to help understand the direct and indirect costs that result from insider threats. The first study was conducted in 2016 and focused exclusively on companies i
Publish At:2020-02-09 10:30 | Read:758 | Comments:0 | Tags:CISO Security Services Access Management Breach Credentials

Biased AI Is Another Sign We Need to Solve the Cybersecurity Diversity Problem

Artificial intelligence (AI) excels at finding patterns like unusual human behavior or abnormal incidents. It can also reflect human flaws and inconsistencies, including 180 known types of bias. Biased AI is everywhere, and like humans, it can discriminate against gender, race, age, disability and ideology. AI bias has enormous potential to negatively affect
Publish At:2020-02-09 10:30 | Read:838 | Comments:0 | Tags:Artificial Intelligence CISO Artificial Intelligence (AI) Co

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:780 | Comments:0 | Tags:CISO digital trust Business Continuity C-Suite Chief Informa

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:1817 | Comments:0 | Tags:CISO Business Continuity Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Chief

Fasten Your Seat Belt: Accelerating Your Digital Transformation Through Collaboration

When I think about my family vacations from childhood, I remember camping trips, hours on the beach, sharing stories around the campfire and the fun my siblings and I used to have in the back seat of the car — jumping on each other, switching seats and hopping from the third row into the front seat. Half the fun was enabled by the fact that we had no seat be
Publish At:2017-10-04 21:35 | Read:3847 | Comments:0 | Tags:CISO C-Suite Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) Cyber

Six Key Traits of an Effective Cyber Risk Advisor

What makes a good cyber risk advisor? What skills do they need to help board directors address cybersecurity? According to a report by BayDynamics, board directors “may not be experts in security, but they do know how to steer a business away from risk and toward profit by listening to subject matter experts. However, they expect those experts to frame
Publish At:2017-09-29 11:52 | Read:5914 | Comments:0 | Tags:Risk Management Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) Cy

From the Starship Enterprise to Your Enterprise: Eight Cybersecurity Lessons From ‘Star Trek’

Many people in the security industry today grew up watching “Star Trek,” from the original episodes to Next Generation, Deep Space Nine, Voyager, Enterprise and the many other series that followed. In anticipation of the upcoming “Star Trek: Discovery” series, we thought it would be a good time to remind our readers that, beyond the e
Publish At:2017-09-25 15:30 | Read:3818 | Comments:0 | Tags:CISO Risk Management Cyber Risk Cybersecurity Incident Respo

No Time for Techno-Babble: Four Key Traits of Quality CISO Reports

Board directors have very little patience for technical jargon. Given the tremendous pressure executives are under to avoid headline-grabbing data breaches, CISO reports should align enterprise risks with their potential impacts on business objectives in terms that nontechnical board members can easily understand. An EY report titled “The Evolving Role
Publish At:2017-09-18 17:25 | Read:6211 | Comments:0 | Tags:CISO Risk Management C-Suite Chief Information Security Offi

Board Directors Need to Get Involved With Cyber Risk Governance

Board directors are under a lot of pressure. They know that it’s only a matter of time before their organization suffers a cyber incident, and all eyes will naturally be on the directors themselves to see if they were properly exercising their risk oversight. Directors also know that all interactions with the CISO will be subject to close scrutiny in t
Publish At:2017-08-24 16:50 | Read:4472 | Comments:0 | Tags:CISO Risk Management Cyber Risk Cybersecurity Cybersecurity

Four Ways CISOs Can Play a Key Role in Educating Top Leadership About Cyber Risks

“There are known knowns; there are things we know we know. We also know there are known unknowns; that is to say we know there are some things we do not know. But there are also unknown unknowns — the ones we don’t know we don’t know.” — Donald Rumsfeld, former U.S. Secretary of Defense Board directors are under pressure to demonstr
Publish At:2017-06-28 14:55 | Read:5719 | Comments:0 | Tags:CISO Risk Management Chief Information Security Officer (CIS

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