The city of Baltimore's ransomware outbreak - $18 million in costs and counting - led to many crypto-locked files being lost forever, because no IT policy mandated centralized file backups. But effective IT solutions exist to help solve this challenge, provided they're deployed in advance of an attack.
Ahead of the release of Edward Snowden's memoirs chronicling his decision to bring illegal "big data" domestic U.S. surveillance programs to light, a former NSA intelligence specialist points out that the U.S. still lacks a whistleblowing law to protect intelligence workers who spot illegal activity.
At Citi nearly 25 years ago, Steve Katz was named the world's first CISO. Today he remains active in the field and has a unique perspective on how the CISO role has evolved - and what it will take to be a cybersecurity leader in the future.
Security leadership requires far more than knowing about the latest technology, says Joyce Brocaglia, founder of the Executive Women's Forum, who offers insights on how CISOs can enhance their reputations.
The SANS Institute's Cyber Workforce Academy is helping to address the shortage of cybersecurity pros by recruiting individuals from other fields and matching graduates with local employers, says Max Shuftan, who leads the institute's cyber talent division. The approach could serve as a model, he says.
Given the massive impact of the Equifax data breach, is the recently announced proposed settlement fair? One consumer advocate calls the money to be paid out by the consumer reporting agency the equivalent of a "parking ticket." Here's an analysis of the settlement's terms.
Not all that crashes has been hacked. To wit, this past weekend there were multiple major outages, including much of Argentina and Uruguay going dark, as well as U.S. retailer Target's system problems leaving customers unable to pay for goods. But none of these outages were due to cyberattacks.
Multiple flaws - all serious, exploitable and some already being actively exploited - came to light last week. Big names - including Cisco, Facebook, Intel and Microsoft - build the software and hardware at risk. And fixes for some of the flaws are not yet available. Is this cybersecurity's new normal?
With cyberattacks, online espionage and data breaches happening at a seemingly nonstop pace, Western intelligence agencies are bringing many of their capabilities out of the shadows to help businesses and individuals better safeguard themselves and respond. We need all the help we can get.
Fraud, e-hustles and social engineering attacks continues to proliferate, the FBI's latest report into the state of internet crime confirms. But over the past year, a new FBI tactic for quickly stopping fraudulent wire transfers has notched notable successes.
Nearly one-quarter of the global cybersecurity workforce is now made up of women. But women still face significant compensation and other career challenges, according to a new study. Mary-Jo de Leeuw of (ISC)2 shares analysis.
How are we doing on hiring more women in the technology sector? Ann Sung Ruckstuhl of Unisys says that from a demographic representation standpoint, we should be doing far better because of the demonstrable benefits to the business that women bring.
Successful CISOs distinguish themselves by the length of their tenure in the job, which in many cases depends on their ability to communicate with the board of directors and senior managers, says Mat Newfield, CISO of Unisys. And that involves much more than demanding additional money and people.