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X-Force Threat Intelligence Index Reveals Top Cybersecurity Risks of 2020

The volume of threats that security teams see on a daily basis can make it especially difficult to look at the big picture when it comes to developing an effective cybersecurity strategy. To see through the flood of data and alerts, organizations depend on actionable threat intelligence to help them understand and mitigate risks. Looking at long-term trends
Publish At:2020-02-11 08:51 | Read:227 | Comments:0 | Tags:Advanced Threats Threat Intelligence Cloud Cloud Adoption Cl

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:71 | 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:134 | Comments:0 | Tags:Artificial Intelligence CISO Artificial Intelligence (AI) Co

Security Engineering – A manifesto for defensive security

Presentation on the need to re-examine how we engineer systems (taking service providers as an example) and the implications on how we quantify cyber risk if we want to take this message into the board room (as given at BT’s SnoopCon 2019 and Cisco’s June 2019 Knowledge Network webinar for service providers). Having delivered security consultancy
Publish At:2019-09-19 17:35 | Read:603 | Comments:0 | Tags:Presentations C-Suite conference CRQ cyber risk quantificati

Guarding the Crown Jewels: The Importance of Intellectual Property Security in the Age of Sprawl

As organizations march into the digital age, data sprawl is accelerating. Information of all kinds is stored everywhere, accessed by multiple people many times a day and shared across corporate and international boundaries. Most organizations do not have a handle on data locations, ownership and flows outside of regulated or compliance-related information. T
Publish At:2017-10-05 16:00 | Read:4663 | Comments:0 | Tags:Data Protection Critical Data Crown Jewels Data Breach Data

Risk Analysis Versus ROI: Communicating the Value of Security Without Hidden Asterisks

When things go wrong with computer systems and networks, whether due to ordinary mishaps or malicious actors, the organizations that rely on those systems and networks are put at risk. They may suffer direct financial losses, reputational damage or both, with effects ranging from inconvenience to total loss and liquidation of the enterprise. Understanding th
Publish At:2017-10-05 16:00 | Read:4207 | Comments:0 | Tags:Risk Management Executives Risk risk analysis Risk Assessmen

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:3159 | Comments:0 | Tags:CISO C-Suite Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) Cyber

Basic Security Tools You Cannot Afford to Miss in Your Risk Management Program

Risk management is the process of identifying, assessing and controlling threats to an organization. It is also a way to increase the security maturity of an organization. Risk management allows you to think about security more strategically and answer the questions that come from your company board, such as: How many times was the organization attacked? Is
Publish At:2017-10-03 08:40 | Read:4391 | Comments:0 | Tags:CISO Incident Response Risk Management Incident Management I

Cybersecurity Strategy, Risk Management and List Making

When confronted with the daunting task of developing a cybersecurity strategy, many people don’t know where to start. The quick answer is to make a list of the tasks required to accomplish the project, organize them by functional categories and determine what resources need to be brought together to accomplish the tasks on the list. This might seem lik
Publish At:2017-10-03 08:40 | Read:4321 | Comments:0 | Tags:CISO Government Risk Management Cybersecurity Cybersecurity

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:4575 | Comments:0 | Tags:Risk Management Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) Cy

Risk Governance: The True Secret Weapon of Cybersecurity

This season’s featured cybersecurity nightmare may be ransomware, but breaches of all kinds are going up in both numbers and cost. In response, security vendors are offering sophisticated — and costly — solutions to defend against evermore sophisticated attackers. However, the most effective protective measures have nothing to do with specific software
Publish At:2017-09-08 10:00 | Read:4951 | Comments:0 | Tags:Risk Management Access Governance Access Management Cybercri

Shrink Your Enterprise Cloud Computing Security Concerns With a Cloud Vendor Risk Management Program

According to a recent Forrester report, enterprise cloud computing adoption accelerated in 2016 and will do so again in 2017. Software-as-a-service (SaaS) remains the largest portion of the public cloud market, with global spending expected to reach $105 billion in 2017 and $155 billion by 2020. Infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) and platform-as-a-service (
Publish At:2017-08-22 09:30 | Read:4613 | Comments:0 | Tags:Cloud Security Risk Management Cloud Cloud Adoption Cloud Co

Assessing Risks and Remediating Threats With a Layered Approach to Vulnerability Management

Companies need to do more than just scan for known problems and provide huge vulnerability reports to system and network administrators for remediation. According to Gartner, known vulnerabilities still comprise 99 percent of all known exploit traffic. Furthermore, malware, ransomware and exploit kits target vulnerabilities that are six months or older on av
Publish At:2017-08-09 07:50 | Read:4566 | Comments:0 | Tags:CISO Risk Management Security Intelligence & Analytics Patch

Master the Basics to Manage IoT Security Risks

The very term Internet of Things (IoT) can sound like the buzziest of buzzwords. We all know we need to be aware of and plan for it, but sifting through all the security guidance about the IoT can be overwhelming. Moving Beyond Buzzwords To help cut through the noise, IBM released a new report, “Smart Things Call for Smart Risk Management,” detai
Publish At:2017-08-04 01:45 | Read:4271 | Comments:0 | Tags:Mobile Security Risk Management Cognitive Security Connected

Caveat Emptor: Identifying Insider Threats Acquired From Mergers and Acquisitions

With all the industry studies, articles and literature related to insider threats, it is baffling to see that very few have focused on how insider threats are acquired — in fact, paid for — during a merger and acquisition process. Organizations are so fixated on driving profits and staying competitive that they gobble up any tangible asset they can. Compani
Publish At:2017-08-02 12:30 | Read:4331 | Comments:0 | Tags:Risk Management Acquisition audit Insider Threat Risk Risk A

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