The U.S. is better prepared to respond to election interference and related cybersecurity issues than it was four years ago, several security professionals, including one of the FBI's top experts, tell Information Security Media Group.
Organizations have been scrambling to comply with the California Consumer Privacy Act before enforcement begins in July, say Caitlin Fennessy, research director of the International Association of Privacy Professionals, and Dominique Shelton Leipzig, a partner at Perkins Coie LLP.
As COVID-19 spreads, cybercriminals are sending more phishing emails that use the health emergency as a lure, according to security researchers. The European Central Bank is among those issuing warnings.
Careless and malicious insiders, overly complex IT infrastructure and having an excess of privileged users continue to pose serious risks to the integrity of corporate cybersecurity practices, says Timothy Brown of SolarWinds.
Wall Street has been hit by the twin threats of the new coronavirus as well as oil prices plummeting, with the Dow dropping 2,000 points on Monday for its worst day in 12 years. Amidst fears that a recession could tank the global economy, some experts still see upsides for the cybersecurity sector.
Among the many cybersecurity and privacy risks involving the fast evolving global coronavirus outbreak are potential concerns related to the technology assessments during trial or vaccine research, says cyber risk management in global digital health expert Stanley Mierzwa of Kean University in Union, New Jersey.
Federal government agencies face unique cybersecurity risks, and as a result they often place tight restrictions on mobile devices in the workplace. Michael Campbell of Privoro says it's time to loosen these restrictions because they are negatively impacting missions, recruitment and retention.
Targeted ransomware attacks continue to increase as gangs seek to obtain bigger ransom payoffs by hitting larger targets, aided by a cybercrime services economy that provides access to tools and tactics that were previously the domain of APT groups, security experts warn.
For maximum effectiveness, security-as-a-service solutions can no longer simply be reactive, but must instead be predictive, says Mat Gyde, CEO Security Division, NTT Ltd., and Palo Alto Network's Karl Soderlund, as they describe their companies' new partnership.
Want to maximize your digital transformation project success and impact? Start by ensuring that you correctly explain risk to stakeholders, as well as continually benchmark your organization's risk management maturity, says ServiceNow's Barbara Kay.
ForgePoint Capital, a venture capital firm focused on cybersecurity, recently announced a new $450 million investment fund targeted solely on advancing cyber defenses. Alberto Yépez, managing director of ForgePoint, discusses his investment strategy.
Etay Maor has long been a force in cyber crime research. In his current role as CSO of Intsights, he has new views of breach trends, tools and techniques, as well as analysis of what's happening in fraud circles beyond the dark web.