Pretexting incidents, a social engineering technique that manipulates victims into divulging information, have nearly doubled, representing 50% of all social engineering attacks, according to Verizon's 2023 Data Breach Investigations Report, which analyzed more than 16,312 security incidents.
In the latest weekly update, ISMG editors discuss why communication is vital to be an effective CISO in 2023, how the hack of Florida-based dental insurer MCNA affects nearly 9 million people, and how CyberArk is securing privileged users with a new browser.
Organizations lack visibility into their network and assets to fully understand their threat and risk exposure, said Liberty Strategic Capital's Michael D'Ambrosio. The trend of accessing corporate networks from remote locations has made it tough for businesses to know what's on their network.
As the largest media company at RSA Conference 2023, ISMG conducted more than 160 individual interviews with CEOs, CISOs, government leaders, investors, researchers and attorneys. This compendium covers every facet of cybersecurity, from the latest technology solutions to emerging trends.
Former chief security officer Joe Sullivan avoided jail time for his role in impeding a federal investigation into Uber's security practices, but attorney Lisa Sotto of Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP warned security leaders and executives "to take heed" and ensure they are covered for personal liability.
Cyber resilience is "even more critical in the post pandemic world," said Amit Basu, CISO of International Seaways. The NIST framework is a useful tool for developing, testing and maintaining cyber resilience, but too often security teams neglect the "detect" and "respond" functions, he added.
The threat landscape continues to deteriorate, and criminals are using new techniques and pulling off devastating attacks. Meanwhile, security leaders are struggling to fill a critical shortage of skilled talent. Rob Clyde shares how ISACA is helping defenders keep up and gain cyber maturity.
The ever-expanding threat landscape and the continued talent shortage mean defenders increasingly need to be ready with the skilled talent to face the onslaught of cybercriminals who are gaining momentum by employing new tactics, according to Pamela Nigro, ISACA board chair.
Companies that grow quickly through mergers and acquisitions often face an array of unique security risk challenges - as well as opportunities - said Ash Hunt, global CISO of Apex Group Ltd., who is helping to shepherd his organization through such a transformation.
Despite recent unstable market conditions, the cybersecurity market is growing, said Saj Huq of Plexal, a cyber innovation accelerator based in the U.K. and innovation partner of the National Cyber Security Centre, which is part of the U.K.'s intelligence, security and cyber agency.
The role of a CISO in an organization is continuously evolving, more so after the COVID-induced digital transformation boom - and not in isolation. Protecting businesses is more than just putting the technology pieces together, said Arvin Bansal, CISO of Nissan Americas.
In light of former Uber CSO Joe Sullivan's sentencing, five cybersecurity executives from distinct walks of cybersecurity discuss how professionals can protect themselves from personal liability for making business decisions while doing what's best for their organization.
Ron Gula practices what he preaches. The cybersecurity industry veteran who formerly led a market-leading vendor now works as an investor and philanthropist and focuses on expanding inclusivity - most recently via a $1 million grant to nonprofits that promote neurodivergent opportunities in cyber.
Government-imposed rules on incident reporting by organizations impacted by cyberattacks are not new – many sectors have been subjected to them for decades. What is new is that governments are introducing new, more stringent incident reporting rules that will affect a broader set of organizations.
The investment appetite is quite the opposite of what it was in the past two years. Investors are more cautious, and valuations are much lower. Yet, venture capitalists have identified a few hot technology domains and are pursuing companies with those technology innovations.