Cybercrime Awareness Should Be Fun

Read why Scott Koegler says that companies should plan their cyber awareness programs as fun for employees on Security Intelligence : Companies experiencing a cyberattack certainly are not thinking about fun when they deal with the results. There’s a good chance that the breach happened because security awareness wasn’t a focus for an employee who […]

Defending against dark web-fueled attacks calls for research, strategy

Read Greg Arnette’s article about why CISOs and CSO should understand the dark web to defend their firms against cyber attacks on Healthcare IT News : Unlike the visible web, what most people experience as the internet, there is the deep web – a part of the internet not indexed by search engines and without […]

IT Leaders Still Believe Perimeter Security Can Keep Hackers Out

IT decision makers are dangerously over-confident in the ability of perimeter security to keep key assets safe from hackers, with UK professionals even more self-assured than the global average, according to new data from Gemalto. Read about the new report by Gemalto which reveals that out of 1000 respondents worldwide, 94% felt their perimeter security […]

How prepared are security professionals to defend cyber threats?

Cyber threats, and the destruction they cause generate headline after headline, so to does aspects of the security industry’s seeming inability to defend these growing attacks. Read about the new report by Anomali which found one quarter (24%) of security professionals believe they are at least one year behind the average threat actor, with half of […]

Bankers Are Hiring Cyber-Security Experts to Help Get Deals Done

Executives and investors are hiring an unlikely crowd to help them do deals: computer geeks. Companies and investment funds are adding an extra layer of scrutiny to acquisitions by screening targets for cybersecurity risks, as global computer attacks raise awareness. That’s prompting offers specifically tailored to takeovers by a variety of players, from consultants like Deloitte […]

20 Million Reasons for C-Suite to pay Attention to Data Loss

Read Adrian Dain give 20 million reasons about why IT professionals should pay attention to data loss on Infosec Magazine : Fines of up to €20 million for breaches of personal data will be enabled by the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) which comes into force on 25 May 2018. Limited to 4% of annual turnover, […]

How To Use The ‘Mr. Robot’ Approach To Cybersecurity

Read John Wasik explain how CISOs can use the Mr. Robot approach to cyber security on Forbes : My wife and I just finished binge-watching the second season of “Mr. Robot,” the hit cable drama about a hacker with issues. We loved the writing, acting and sinewy, layered plot line that embraces most of the dark […]

Justifying the Value of Conference Attendance to Your Boss

Read why Jim Nitterauer says that attending Infosec conferences is necessary for IT pros and C-Suite employees on Tripwire : Over the weekend, I became immersed in a discussion on Twitter centered around getting more people involved in InfoSec conferences. Lesley’s initial point led to many great responses relating to the value of attending conferences and the […]

Do Security Pros Need a Single Unifying Platform?

A new study finds that cyber-security professionals want to protect their data with a single unifying platform, rather using piecemeal tools. Despite making heavy investments in security tools, organizations suffer technical challenges in protecting their data. Read/see the slideshow explaining why the security pros need a single unifying platform on CIO Insight.

Revolutionising the cyber-security skills gap with ‘ethical hacking’

Read why Riaan Van Boom says that it is necessary to prepare for cyber attacks by training staff in ethical hacking on Business Live : Cyber security attacks are inevitable — the threats rising steadily along with increasingly professional cyber-criminal networks and attack vectors. Unfortunately, the security skills needed by organisations to prepare for these […]