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Colonial Pipeline Ransomware Attack: CISOs React

HRSD's Roger Caslow and Amit Basu of International Seaways on Improving Defense
Roger Caslow of HRSD (left) and Amit Basu of International Seaways

The Colonial Pipeline ransomware attack was every CISO's nightmare. And Roger Caslow of HRSD has faced a similar nightmare before. Caslow and Amit Basu of International Seaways weigh in on this recent attack, its significance and how ransomware defense must change.

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In a video interview with Information Security Media Group, Basu and Caslow discuss:

  • The significance and impact of the attack;
  • When - or if - a victim should pay a ransom;
  • How we need to defend differently against ransomware.

Caslow is the CISO of HRSD, a wastewater treatment service company. He believes in a holistic security approach, fully integrated to support business objectives while protecting all stakeholders. His goal is applying a combination of business acumen, leadership and security expertise built from national security foundations.

Basu is the CIO and CISO at International Seaways, a New York-based tanker company that provides energy transportation services for crude oil and petroleum products worldwide. He has over 30 years of IT experience and almost 25 years of experience in maritime IT leadership roles. Prior to INSW, he served as CIO at Overseas Shipholding Group from 2013 and 2016.


About the Author

Tom Field

Tom Field

Senior Vice President, Editorial, ISMG

Field is responsible for all of ISMG's 28 global media properties and its team of journalists. He also helped to develop and lead ISMG's award-winning summit series that has brought together security practitioners and industry influencers from around the world, as well as ISMG's series of exclusive executive roundtables.




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