Information security is no longer confined to the tech domain, and instead must align with business outcomes, adapted to suit an organizations' risk appetite, said Matt Gordon-Smith, former CISO at Gatwick Airport. Security teams often must balance competing needs and risks.
The Indian government on Friday issued a long list of mandatory cybersecurity guidelines applicable to all government ministries, departments and associated organizations, plus a checklist that applies to all government employees and contractors.
In the latest weekly update, ISMG editors discuss the potential fallout from an SEC investigation of SolarWinds and its CFO and CISO, why the number of individuals affected by Clop's campaign against MOVEit is on the rise, and highlights from InfoSecurity Europe.
While CISOs need to show the security road map to the businesses, they also cannot act as a showstopper for them. Rather than understanding only the technical nuances of a company, a CISO must invest time to understand the function of each stakeholder, said Silvia Lam Ihensekhein of Swire Coca-Cola.
Steve Kerrison, a senior lecturer in cybersecurity at Singapore's James Cook University, recently shared how universities in the Asia-Pacific region are meeting the rising demand for cybersecurity professionals. Meeting the demand starts with understanding the needs of the job market.
The first step in managing risk is recognizing it as a boardroom matter, and it demands that directors be prepared to understand and discuss the cyber issue and strategically guide C-level executives on this complex topic. It requires cyber competence in the boardroom, said CISO Marco Túlio Moraes.
CISOs need to bridge the gap between security concerns and business outcomes to ensure everyone plays an active role in third-party risk management. But effectively communicating that risk comes down to knowing your audience - from employees to the board, said CyberGRX's Caitlin Gruenberg.
In this post of his blog "A CISO's View," security director Ian Keller discusses the importance of having mechanisms in place to report potential personal compromise or potential compromise of another person in your company and provides simple steps for making security everyone's responsibility.
Pretexting incidents, a social engineering technique that manipulates victims into divulging information, have nearly doubled, representing 50% of all social engineering attacks, according to Verizon's 2023 Data Breach Investigations Report, which analyzed more than 16,312 security incidents.
Enterprise cybersecurity is no longer just about a siloed team of professionals securing the firm's systems and servers. Security has evolved into a key business consideration with people at its core, according to Suraj Jayaraman, Microsoft's director of cloud security architecture.
In the latest weekly update, ISMG editors discuss why communication is vital to be an effective CISO in 2023, how the hack of Florida-based dental insurer MCNA affects nearly 9 million people, and how CyberArk is securing privileged users with a new browser.
Organizations lack visibility into their network and assets to fully understand their threat and risk exposure, said Liberty Strategic Capital's Michael D'Ambrosio. The trend of accessing corporate networks from remote locations has made it tough for businesses to know what's on their network.
As the largest media company at RSA Conference 2023, ISMG conducted more than 160 individual interviews with CEOs, CISOs, government leaders, investors, researchers and attorneys. This compendium covers every facet of cybersecurity, from the latest technology solutions to emerging trends.
Security organizations in the APAC region need to adopt widely recognized frameworks consistently ensure digital trust and protect privacy, according to a panel of experts from the APAC region. Industry certifications are a good investment for improving security programs and business resilience.
Former chief security officer Joe Sullivan avoided jail time for his role in impeding a federal investigation into Uber's security practices, but attorney Lisa Sotto of Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP warned security leaders and executives "to take heed" and ensure they are covered for personal liability.