Harrison Nnaji, CISO at FirstBank Nigeria, says he believes in the "keep learning" philosophy. He holds master's and doctoral degrees in many aspects of cybersecurity and credits his time management skills with making his education advancement and career success possible.
John Kindervag, creator of Zero Trust, and two ISMG editors discuss whether we have advanced or regressed in security technology, implementing Zero Trust security in OT environments, and how federal agencies are progressing with Zero Trust adoption a year after the cybersecurity executive order.
The number of organizations being breached is on the rise, according to Forrester's 2021 State of Enterprise Breaches report. Allie Mellen describes the trend as "disappointing" and discusses the misaligned expectations some organizations have about breaches, as well as other report findings.
As one embarks on a zero trust journey, it's best to start with a network approach, according to Amit Basu, who is vice president, chief information officer and chief information security officer at International Seaways, a New York-based tanker company.
As ransomware-wielding attackers continue to target businesses large and small, the organizations that respond best and escape most unscathed from such attacks are those that already have in place well-honed, rehearsed plans, says ransomware expert and attorney Guillermo Christensen of Ice Miller.
In this edition, four ISMG editors discuss important cybersecurity issues, including how virtual currency Monero is becoming the main alternative to Bitcoin as the crypto choice for criminals, the challenges involved in an identity-centric Zero Trust approach and how to influence change in culture.
The healthcare industry continues to be targeted by ransomware gangs, but there are efforts underway to help improve the health sector's information security resiliency. Errol Weiss of Health-ISAC says the industry as a whole lacks resources.
There were no CISOs when Marene Allison started her career. There was not even a cybersecurity discipline. But starting with a distinguished stint in the military, she has progressed through the public and private sectors - including time with the FBI - to become CISO for Johnson & Johnson.
Forrester analysts Allie Mellen and Jeff Pollard discuss their new research on the analyst experience, or AX. AX involves how security analysts perceive their interactions with security products, services and processes, and Mellen and Pollard say it can improve the SOC and security analyst workflow.
How does one decide the right approach to zero trust, and what are some important considerations to keep in mind? A panel of experts - Brett Winterford, Chirag Joshi and Jay Hira - share their in-depth views and discuss issues including how to take an identity-centric zero trust approach.
Octavia Howell has been a trailblazer throughout her career in information security. And as vice president and head of information security and risk for Equifax Canada, she takes great pride in giving opportunities to other women to carve out their own unique paths.
Two things you know when you sit down to speak to virtual CISO Chris Roberts: You're going to get the truth, and it's unlikely to be polished. He opens up on his passion to do good, and why he believes "mission before money" is the biggest challenge the industry now faces.
The 2021 Dragos ICS/OT Cybersecurity Year in Review report says the number of industrial organizations with external connections to their industrial control systems has doubled, yet 86% of organizations report limited to no visibility of ICS environments. Tom Winston outlines the top challenges.
Four editors at ISMG discuss the percentage of banks hit by ransomware - and paying the ransom, the HHS warning to healthcare entities as they continue to be targeted by the Hive ransomware group and reports that the U.K. government has been infected with NSO Group spyware.
No question, the COVID-19 pandemic has been devastating for healthcare professionals. But it also has brought new opportunities for IT and security leaders to exercise unprecedented influence on healthcare enablement. Anahi Santiago, CISO of ChristianaCare, discusses this enormous responsibility.