Many organizations take months or years to discover they've been victimized by breaches because they lack experienced cybersecurity personnel, says employment researcher David Foote. The "maturing of the workforce" will take considerable time, he says in an interview.
Security spending - as a percentage of IT budgets - in recent years has been getting out of hand, says Chris Richter of Level 3 Communications, who offers suggestions for how to better keep costs under control.
In an in-depth interview, Ron Ross of the National Institute of Standards and Technology explains pending revisions of guidance on how organizations outside the U.S. government should protect sensitive federal data.
Hear ISMG editors untangle the various elements in the Shadow Brokers-Equation Group saga, evaluate a new anti-ransomware tool and reflect on the 10th anniversary of the PCI Security Standards Council in this edition of the ISMG Security Report.
Sam Lodhi, CISO of UK's Medicine and Health Products Regulatory Agency, speaks about adapting biological cybernetics to help management understand information security risk better and how cybernetics can be applied to other verticals.
A lesson from down under: A report on unintentionally creating a distributed-denial-of-service attack aimed at oneself highlights the latest edition of the ISMG Security Report. Also, a report on interpreting HIPAA privacy standards more stringently.
The head of the nearly year-old ISAO Standards Organization, Greg White, describes how fledgling Information Sharing and Analysis Organizations can help create an information sharing ecosystem aimed at making IT more secure at enterprises of all sizes.
The FBI is investigating the compromise of the DNC and related party organizations. The big question is whether the FBI will be able to definitively attribute the various hacks to Russia. Former special agent Leo Taddeo offers investigatory insights.
Colin McKinty of security firm BAE Systems - hired by SWIFT in the wake of the $81 million heist from the Bank of Bangladesh - explains why BAE now believes the malware used in the SWIFT-related attacks is not unique.
A report on FBI Director James Comey seeking to reopen the debate over creating for law enforcement a bypass to encryption on mobile devices is among the stories featured in the latest ISMG Security Report.
The next president of the United States should establish a cabinet position focused on cybersecurity, and Congress should create a more focused approach to funding and authorizing IT security initiatives, says Larry Clinton, who heads the Internet Security Alliance.