Risk assessment: The first step in improving cyber security

Read why Michael Aminzade says that risk assessment is the first step towards improving cyber defenses on Help Net Security : Despite the proliferation of high profile cyber-attacks over the last 18 months, many organisations are still too disorganised in their approach to security. Read his full article here.

Why directors should learn to love cybersecurity

Read why company boards should take cyber security seriously on Board Agenda : Beyond core company growth and profit, board directors have plenty of competing priorities they “must” attend to, such as regulatory change, the digital economy, culture, diversity, investor relations, political events like Brexit…the list goes on. And cybersecurity should be in there somewhere. […]

Cybersecurity and digital transformation top bank CRO concerns

Cybersecurity and data-related risks are the primary concerns of Chief Risk Officers (CROs) in banks, according to a survey conducted by EY and the Institute of International Finance (IIF). Read about the new survey by Institute of International Finance (IIF) reveals that 77% of bank CROs surveyed cited cybersecurity as one of the most important risks […]

Real words or buzzwords?: True Cloud

Read Ray Bernard explain what cloud services and cloud security actually mean on Security Info Watch : I first heard the words “True Cloud” at a security conference where Dean Drako, founder and owner of Eagle Eye Networks and owner of Brivo Systems, explained why he coined the term. Previously, there was no terminology to […]

Cyberthreats require global response, said ex-DHS head Chertoff

Former secretary of Homeland Security Michael Chertoff said international cooperation is needed to track down and prosecute cybercrimes. His comments came in the wake of a ransomware attack that has affected companies and governments around the world. Read why ex-director of Homeland Security says that cyber threats require a global and coordinated response on CNBC.

Does third-party security awareness training work?

Read Ryan Francis take a look at whether third-party security awareness training work on CSO Online : Being a security company, Rapid7 has to take special interest in making sure its 1,000 employees do not succumb to phishing and the like. At a recent CSO50 conference, speakers discussed their security awareness training. Read his full article […]

Dealing with a data breach

Read James P. Harris’ article about how companies can deal with a data breach on NH Business Review : Most people loathe the annual ritual of filing a tax return. Compounding that unpleasantness, a number of filers attempting to file a tax return only are notified by the Internal Revenue Service that someone else has […]

Why Continuous Vulnerability Assessment Is Essential

A continuous vulnerability assessment program should be baseline security requirement for all organizations, says Richard Bussiere, Technical Director APAC at Tenable Network Security. Read why Richard Bussiere of Tenable Network Security says that continuous vulnerability assessment is essential for effective cyber defense on Bank Info Security.

Public vs. private cloud: Why the public cloud is a real threat to security

Read Rich Banta explain why public cloud services are a threat to cyber security on Network World : The debate on public versus private cloud is a fierce one with advocates on both sides. Security experts, however, consistently fall in the pro-private camp. As a compliance and security expert, I have to agree. First, let’s be […]

Cybersecurity becoming a key boardroom agenda item

Read Narinder Purba’s article about how cyber security is becoming a key boardroom agenda item on We Live Security : An increase in the number of cyberattacks and growing awareness of the threat has made cybersecurity a key boardroom level agenda item. This is according to a new study from Marsh, which stated that there has […]