The surge of cyberattacks on the healthcare sector in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic has accentuated many critical cybersecurity challenges that must be urgently addressed, says Joshua Corman of the Department of Homeland Security's Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency.
He is known for his regular reports for Reuters, as well as for his books, including the latest: "Cult of the Dead Cow: How the Original Hacking Supergroup Might Just Save the World." Joseph Menn opens up on the biggest stories of the year and the lessons that must be learned.
It's a young practice but, globally, cyber insurance is starting to exert its influence with some of the largest enterprises - and in some of the most notable cyberattacks. John Pescatore of SANS Institute discusses questions that cybersecurity leaders need to ask before acquiring new policies.
In the past six months alone, we've seen the SolarWinds attack, the Microsoft Exchange Server exploits and the Colonial Pipeline ransomware strike. The threats are more imminent than ever. But Philip Reitinger of the Global Cyber Alliance believes strongly: We created this mess, and we can fix it.
If anyone ever doubted the importance of thinking strategically about cybersecurity, laying the groundwork for expected future requirements, then the coronavirus pandemic will have made that clear, says Kerissa Varma, group CISO of Old Mutual Ltd., who offers lessons learned for being "truly resilient."
The COVID-19 pandemic has been referred to as a "great equalizer," and in many ways it is - until it isn't. Forrester analyst Allie Mellen, who has studied regional impacts of COVID-19, shares surprising findings from her research.
The past year has taught us much about resilience. But how do we update our tools and skills for the future? Vasu Jakkal, corporate vice president at Microsoft, discusses new, fundamental cybersecurity shifts and how our strategies for acquring skills and diversity must reflect them.
The mass migration to cloud has only added to the global cybersecurity gap, and John Yeoh, global vice president of research at the Cloud Security Alliance is among those calling for greater "diversity by design" as enterprises look to fill these roles.
From identity and access management to cloud migration and connected devices, retired RSA CEO Art Coviello looks beyond the pandemic and says, "It's going to be a Roaring '20s for technology." But he also foresees a potentially calamitous decade for security.
FBI agent Elvis Chan dedicated four years to election security, and he doesn’t hesitate to say: The 2020 presidential election was "the most secure election of my career." He explains why, and what lessons learned we can apply to future elections.
As former U.S. cybersecurity coordinator in the Obama administration, Michael Daniel is well-versed in critical infrastructure vulnerabilities. Now, as president and CEO of Cyber Threat Alliance, he's working to bring the public and private sectors together to improve cybersecurity defenses.
As CISO of Johnson & Johnson, Marene Allison was used to gauging her security posture by the top threat activity: nation-state, cybercrime, insider or hacktivist. But in 2020, they all struck at once. Here is one CISO's take on the state of the industry.
With cyber incidents involving vendors - including cloud services providers - surging, healthcare entities must step up scrutiny of their business associates as well as those companies' subcontractors, says Thad Phillips, CISO at Baptist Health Care in Pensacola, Florida.
As former CISO of Pacific Gas & Electric, Bernie Cowens knows plenty about cyber securing the nation's critical infrastructure. He shares his informed opinion on the Colonial Pipeline ransomware attack and what public and private sector entities must do to shore up key defenses.
President Joe Biden signed an extensive executive order Wednesday that describes the government's plan to increase cybersecurity protection across the public and private sectors as well as secure the nation's infrastructure against the type of attack that targeted SolarWinds and its customers.