Could this be the year of the CISO? Recent studies have high hopes. After all, a rapidly expanding digital world is about more than cyber-defense. With efficacious security measures and new C-suite players taking a seat at the table, a dynamic information security leader is more important than ever. But what traits does tomorrow’s CISO need… Continue reading Tomorrow’s CISO: Do You Have What It Takes?
In 2024, cybersecurity is ramping up for unprecedented complexity. As exciting new advancements in technology clash with sinister credible threats, the risks are everywhere —but so are the potential rewards. Let’s examine the longest shadows and brightest horizons as the sun sets on 2023. 1. Malice Matures Cyber criminals are nothing if not inventive,… Continue reading 2024 Cyber Predictions
You work with them every day, but you’ve never seen their face. You’re not really sure what they do, or if they even count as your coworker. You wonder what they’re getting paid, what their hours are. Do they even have a company login? The working world is ever-expanding, and your organization’s attack surface with… Continue reading Ghost Threat: Managing Non-Employee Risk
Your Chief Executive Officer calls you from the road one evening in a time crunch asking you to quickly transfer funds for a company investment she’s brokered while traveling. This is unusual— there are official processes for this. But you’re not going to say no to your CEO or hold her up. You enter the information… Continue reading Machine Manipulations: Artificial Intelligence in Social Engineering
The consequences of major hacks can have far-reaching implications that extend into the physical world and human lives. As headlines abound citing expansive breaches, the general population learns helplessly about their everyday vulnerability, as their data sits in the hands and systems of countless providers and retailers. But now, the blame game is shifting. Victims… Continue reading Breach Litigation: I.T. Goes On The Defense
How might I convince you that I’m human? Or do you suspect I am Artificial Intelligence? I can tell you that I’m working on the introduction to this article, enjoying the sounds of my fingers tapping at the keys. The sky is blue and cloudless outside my window. There’s a mild breeze—just enough to stir… Continue reading It’s Only Human: Easing The AI Learning Curve
They’re jacks of business trades, masters of tech translation. They bring high-level technical expertise, solid sense of leadership, and old-fashioned business savvy to the table with a side order of strong interpersonal skills. Meet the BISO (Business Information Security Officer). What is a BISO? The rise of the Business Information Security Officer comes at… Continue reading The BISO Era Begins: Meet Corporate I.T.’s New Bestie
A SWAT team breaking down doors. Helicopters circling overhead. Hostage situations are serious business, but they don’t always play out like in the movies. What about ransomware response — when the threat is digital, the victim is data, and your organization’s operations hang in the balance? Ransomware is THE cybersecurity headline for 2023 (and 2022… Continue reading Ransomware Strikes. Now What?
After the past few years of global twists and turns, the highly effective CIO of 2023 is ready for anything! With the pandemic largely in the rearview, and big-picture goals dominating the cybersecurity stage in coming months, now is the time to examine your business practices to cultivate sustainable IT security strategies. IT leaders know… Continue reading The Highly Effective CIO: 5 Dos and Don’ts
From cautionary tales from Twitter to readying for cyber-warfare, 2022 has been an action-packed year in the digital world. The past year has seen cybersecurity’s meteoric rise to relevance, profit, and danger—and as we move into 2023, now is the time to look back for a glimpse forward. The top five trends of the… Continue reading CyberForecast 2023: 5 Telling Trends