The exits of the Department of Homeland Security secretary and Secret Service director are prompting discussion about the continuity of U.S. cybersecurity policy because the agencies play a key role in securing infrastructure and investigating financial cybercrime.
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.
Making data security as people-centric as possible by applying strong risk-based controls is the only way organizations can best secure data while also enabling employees to do their jobs, says Tony Pepper of Egress Software Technologies.
The latest edition of the ISMG Security Report features Greg Touhill, the United States' first federal CISO, discussing how "reskilling" can help fill cybersecurity job vacancies. Plus, California considers tougher breach notification requirements; curtailing the use of vulnerable mobile networks.
How can the many job openings for cybersecurity specialists be filled? "Reskilling" can play a critical role, says Greg Touhill, the nation's first federal CISO, who's now president of Cyxtera Technologies. In an interview, he offers a preview of his upcoming presentation at the RSA Conference 2019.
ISMG and Zscaler hosted a roundtable dinner in Denver focused on security's role in digital transformation. Cultural and leadership challenges were major themes of this discussion, and Bil Harmer, Americas CISO with Zscaler, discusses his takeaways in this exclusive eBook transcript.
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This whitepaper from the SANS Institute focuses on the growing use and benefits derived from information technology (IT) and operational technology (OT) convergence which includes more effective management and operation of contemporary control systems. IT/OT convergence carries unique challenges that make managing...
In their first few days on the job, cybersecurity staff should experience both a macro-introduction to the organization as a whole and
a micro-survey of the organization's cybersecurity risk factors, objectives, current threat environment, security program, tools, and
This guide proposes a two-track...
With the explosion of poorly secured IoT devices being regularly herded into larger and larger botnets, it's hardly a surprise that DDoS attacks are now so common and damaging. What is surprising, is that many companies still lack adequate protection against these attacks, especially in an era when Internet...
FBI agents say the government shutdown is impeding their investigations, including cybersecurity probes, with the lack of funding compromising their ability to pay confidential informants and obtain warrants or subpoenas.
With major data breaches in the news and high-stakes security regulations in effect - including GDPR and the NIS Directive - CISOs worldwide are scrambling to comply with IT standards and avoid hefty fines. Privileged Access Management (PAM) streamlines compliance and overlaps with the requirements of many...