Security News

The CISO’s guide to evaluating third-party security platforms
2021-10-19 08:52

A comprehensive third-party security program can align your vendor's security with your internal security controls and risk appetite. The right third-party security management platform can be a smart way to get your program off the ground or automate the one you already have in place.

How CISOs plan to accelerate the adoption of automation
2021-10-05 04:30

ThreatQuotient released the State of Cyber Security Automation Adoption in 2021, new research focused on understanding the importance, challenges and trends facing businesses and their CISOs when it comes to IT security systems automation. Recognised importance of IT security automation 77% of survey respondents stated IT security automation is important to senior security professionals.

[eBook] Your First 90 Days as CISO — 9 Steps to Success
2021-09-29 05:17

The first 90 days for a new CISO are crucial in setting up their security team, so there is little time to waste, and much to accomplish. A new guide by XDR provider Cynet looks to give new and veteran CISOs a durable foundation to build a successful security organization.

Cybersecurity posture validation: Fireside chat with Arkadiy Goykhberg, CISO of DMGT
2021-09-28 02:30

Recently I was fortunate enough to facilitate a fireside chat with Arkadiy Goykhberg, CISO of news media and business services giant DMGT. The challenge: Enterprise Drift due to Ongoing Threats. Change in security posture grows daily as threat actors, whether financially motivated or nation-state actors, evolve their tactics, tools and Procedures.

Challenges CISOs face in a rapidly evolving cybersecurity landscape
2021-09-21 05:00

Marlin Hawk released a research report which explores industry trends and insights of CISOs around the world, the challenges they face in a rapidly evolving cybersecurity landscape, as well as their role and place within organizations. It consists of research from CISOs at 400+ of the world's largest companies and direct feedback from Fortune 500 CISOs at organizations like Bank of America, Humana, TD Bank Group, Equifax, Credit Suisse, and BT Security.

Cybersecurity Priorities in 2021: How Can CISOs Re-Analyze and Shift Focus?
2021-09-21 02:18

Over the past year, CISOs have had to grapple with the challenges of bolstering the security posture, minimizing risks, and ensuring business continuity in the new normal. In this article, we have put together the top cybersecurity priorities for 2021 and beyond that will enable businesses to be fully equipped for future disruptions, without compromising on security.

Getting ahead of a major blind spot for CISOs: Third-party risk
2021-09-01 04:30

"While third-party risk is not necessarily new, it is something that is often a blind spot as it's often not seen as a direct responsibility of CISOs and security teams," said Gene Yoo, CEO of Resecurity, Inc and former security executive at a major U.S. financial institution. "This blind spot is typically created when there's a lack of visibility into the actual state of the cybersecurity posture and security team of the third-party vendor. However, when an incident does occur, that is when it quickly becomes an issue as the organization itself will take the blame for the breach."

Week in review: Healthcare CISOs challenges, another Windows Print Spooler bug
2021-08-15 08:00

Microsoft confirms another Windows Print Spooler bug, offers workaroundA day after the August 2021 Patch Tuesday, Microsoft has released an out-of-band security advisory acknowledging the existence of yet another Print Spooler vulnerability. World Health Organization CISO suggests a holistic approach to cybersecurityIn this interview with Help Net Security, Flavio Aggio, CISO at the World Health Organization, talks about the modern threat landscape and offers tips for organizations that want to increase their security posture.

Calling on business leaders to ensure CISOs are part of the C-suite decision making process
2021-08-12 04:30

A report from KPMG is calling on business leaders to ensure cybersecurity specialists are part of the C-suite decision making process, with digitization at the heart of their future growth strategies. Seven key recommendations to IT leaders and CISOs 1.

The challenges healthcare CISOs face in an evolving threat landscape
2021-08-10 06:30

Organizations in the healthcare sector - and especially those engaged in delivering healthcare services - have always been juicy targets for cyber attackers. While in the past they were mostly after patients' personal, health and financial data these organizations store to be able to provide services, the advent of ransomware has dramatically changed the threat landscape they must face.