Since threats are becoming increasingly hard to find, it's crucial that your cybersecurity practice adopts a strategy focused on proactive preparedness and takes actions - in advance of an attack - that harden and reduce the threat surfaces that hackers exploit. Adam Mansour of ActZero offers tips.
We look at cybersecurity largely focused on the immediate future. But educator Gary Henderson says we need to look a little further ahead. He makes the case for educating teachers about cybersecurity so they can educate their students, who can then go on to use those best practices in their careers.
In the face of the Great Resignation, Jennifer Mitchell, vice president of operations and optimization at ActZero, predicted in late 2021 that the opposite was true for cybersecurity personnel - a phenomenon she calls the "Great Retention." Mitchell discusses the importance of work-life experience.
The arrest of a married New Yorker couple, charged with laundering bitcoins worth $3.6 billion that were stolen from a currency exchange in 2016, highlights the risk facing anyone who wants to launder large amounts of cryptocurrency and stay free long enough to enjoy their alleged rap career.
In the first of a planned series of articles looking at strategies that have helped her and her teams over the years to not just survive a stressful environment, but thrive in it, cybersecurity executive and CyberEdBoard executive member Kerissa Varma offers this: Be a human, not a terminator.
Garry Hargreaves, director of the NATO Communications and Information - or NCI - Academy, discusses the institution's mission to train and educate NATO’s cyber workforce by creating an "enduring NATO cyberspace curriculum."
It's no surprise that as some ransomware-wielding criminals have been hitting healthcare, pipelines and other sectors that provide critical services, governments have been recasting the risk posed by ransomware not just as a business threat but as an urgent national security concern.
The findings from a penetration test can help you identify risks and gaps in your security controls. Charles Gillman offers tips to maximize the value of your next pen test and, in the process, deliver better results.
Including psychology in cybersecurity educational awareness programs allows employees to recognize and trust their own instincts when dealing with a potential security incident, says Denise Beardon, head of information security engagement at international law firm Pinsent Masons.
While doing digital transformation, CISOs tend to look more at technology and try to adapt it without making the distinction between technologies that are must-have and good to have. Krishnamurthy Rajesh of ICRA says CISOs must analyze risks, update security, and change the mindset of employees.
Who's been launching distributed denial-of-service attacks against ransomware operators' sites and cybercrime markets? Disrupting ransomware operations that rely on Tor-based data leak sites and payment portals for double extortion is an obvious move for cutting into their profits.
In his second Rant of the Day for the CyberEdBoard Profiles in Leadershop blog, Ian Keller, security director and CyberEdBoard executive member, talks about what a CISO does - and what a CISO should do.