"Social media is probably the newest and most impactful thing that we've seen from a cybersecurity perspective at Maricopa County," says its CISO, Lester Godsey. The only response to misinformation and disinformation campaigns, he says, is to use the same platform and respond with the facts.
Darknet markets continue to thrive despite regular disruption by law enforcement agencies and exit scams by administrators because they offer easy access to services such as tools for laundering cryptocurrency, says Kimberly Grauer, head of research at blockchain analytics firm Chainalysis.
To keep pace with rapid industry changes, including the major vulnerabilities that crop up with alarming regularity, cybersecurity education needs to get more agile, say Hack The Box's Trevor Nelson and Emma Brothers. They discuss how cybersecurity education delivery must continue to evolve.
The use of software-as-a-service applications has dramatically increased since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, and the changing consumption patterns have ushered in a new set of security challenges, according to Obsidian Security co-founder and chief product officer Glenn Chisholm.
Since joining Forescout 15 months ago as CEO, Wael Mohamed has aggressively pursued acquisitions, scooping up CyberMDX in February to safeguard internet of medical things devices and Cysiv in June to help OT and IoT customers analyze, detect and respond to threats using cloud-native data analytics.
Every second of downtime after a ransomware attack costs businesses in industries such as retail and e-commerce large sums of cash. Business continuity is therefore vital even before determining whether ransomed data or systems can be recovered, says VMware Security General Manager Kal De.
Arctic Wolf was one of many security companies to relocate during the COVID-19 pandemic, moving from Silicon Valley to the Minneapolis area in 2020. The move was accompanied by a push to find workers in nontraditional geographies that continues today, says Chief Product Officer Dan Schiappa.
Microsoft Azure Chief Security and Risk Officer Edna Conway says the industry is getting better at sharing information, but adds, "We don't have the protections that we need." She envisions a new model for information sharing that will be better suited for use in the next 10 years.
Former Rockwell Automation CISO Dawn Cappelli discusses the mission of the new Dragos OT-CERT - a cybersecurity resource designed to help industrial asset owners and operators build their OT cybersecurity programs, improve their security postures and reduce OT risk - and her role as its director.
SMEs recognize the need to increase their cybersecurity spend, but limited resources can make them uncertain about which tools to invest in, says Matt Aldridge, principal solutions consultant at OpenText. He explains why a comprehensive approach is key to achieving and maintaining cyber resilience.
Security leaders shouldn't ignore current geopolitical tensions, which are going to infiltrate into private sectors, says Troy Leach of the Cloud Security Alliance. And John Kindervag of ON2IT Cybersecurity says - for that reason - organizations need to stop being cheap on cybersecurity.
During the accelerated digital transformation of the past two years, enterprises have fully embraced multi-cloud environments. But security practitioners are learning that security in the cloud requires a new mindset and a unique set of skills, says Jonathan Trull, CISO of Qualys.
Organizations need to ensure the push to maximize profits doesn't jeopardize the privacy of user information. Skyflow Chief Privacy Officer Robin Andruss says businesses need to maintain guardrails around customer data in the face of massive technological change.
Many people enter the cybersecurity field with foundational skills, such as knowledge gleaned from college courses, and giving them "practical skills, to be ready go out on the job floor and be ready to do something - that takes a little bit of something extra," says ITProTV co-founder Don Pezet.
Midmarket companies face many of the same cyberthreats as enterprises but have neither the budget nor the staffing of those larger organizations. Portnox CEO Denny LeCompte is attempting to ensure that the security needs of midmarket companies are at last fully addressed.