As pressure to speed the development of applications intensifies, CISOs must be the "voice of reason," taking a leadership role in ensuring security issues are addressed early in app development process, says John Dickson, principal at Denim Group, a Texas-based security consultancy.
A group of cybersecurity policymakers recommends a series of steps the U.S. federal government and the private sector should take to ensure that the nation will have enough cybersecurity specialists in the coming decade.
A roundup of the just-concluded ISMG Fraud and Breach Prevention in Toronto leads the latest edition of the ISMG Security Report. Also, how one CISO gets his security message across to the board and the challenges CISOs face during their first 100 days on the job.
The massive Sony breach spelled out the risks facing any business that deals in digital content. Here's how David Hahn, CISO of publishing giant Hearst, keeps the cybersecurity conversation going with his board of directors.
An analysis of U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump's understanding of cybersecurity leads the latest edition of the ISMG Security Report. Also, the U.S. federal government gets its first chief information security officer.
The first 100 days on the job can be daunting for security leaders as they work toward understanding the organization's posture, while at the same time defending it around the clock. Gartner's Tom Scholtz shares insights on meeting key milestones.
President Obama has named Gregory Touhill, a retired Air Force brigadier general, as the U.S. federal government's first CISO. But his tenure could be brief because the next president could replace him or do away with the new position.
The way the U.S. federal government funds information technology served as a major contributor to last year's breach of computers at the Office of Personnel Management that exposed 21.5 million records, says Federal Chief Information Officer Tony Scott.
It is more crucial than ever for companies in the financial industry to better manage risk and keep high-value data safe. In this case study of a regional bank, "Proactively Challenge Cyber Threats in the Financial Industry," you will learn how monitoring the appearance and price trends of specific Bank Identification...
Information security is in the midst of a major shift. What had been a purely technical, defensive, IT problem is now a whole-organization risk management problem. As the industry undergoes this wholesale shift in mindset, enterprises are struggling to catch up.
Gone are the days of installing a few defensive...
The dark web is one of the most commonly occurring, but most poorly defined terms in information security. The dark web is actually smaller than most of the mythology would have you believe. Another common myth is that the dark web is entirely used for criminal activities. While criminal activities do abound,...
By nature of its name and reputation, the so-called "dark web" has acquired a unique reputation. Danny Rogers of Terbium Labs discusses some of the key myths and realities about the dark web, as well as how organizations should monitor it.
Many organizations take months or years to discover they've been victimized by breaches because they lack experienced cybersecurity personnel, says employment researcher David Foote. The "maturing of the workforce" will take considerable time, he says in an interview.
Sam Lodhi, director at niche services firm IBRS, speaks about adapting biological cybernetics to help management understand information security risk better and how cybernetics can be applied to other verticals.