The best way to take a holistic approach to the current threat landscape is to define security issues as business problems and then put the problem before the solution - not the other way around, contends RSA CTO Zulfikar Ramzan.
What matters most, right now, to the information security community? At RSA 2018, RSA's president said WannaCry was a wakeup call for vulnerability and risk management. Other experts see artificial intelligence, machine learning and secure coding as hot trends.
The head of the NSA's Cybersecurity Threat Operations Center says attackers haven't bothered targeting unclassified U.S. Defense Department networks with a zero-day exploit in 24 months. Instead, they attempt to exploit flaws within 24 hours of information of the vulnerability or exploit going public.
As director of the NSA for nearly a decade, Gen. Keith Alexander (retired) saw the nation-state cybersecurity threat evolve from a nuisance to a sophisticated adversary. Now, as CEO of IronNet Cybersecurity, he's spearheading a defense.
What two points do GDPR and other new regulations have in common? They put pressure on organizations to demonstrate strong security postures and mitigate third-party risk. Danny Rogers of Terbium Labs discusses how security leaders can respond.
One measure of why it's so difficult for organizations to keep their software patched and better secured: Of the nearly 20,000 unique vulnerabilities in 2,000 products cataloged last year, only half involved Microsoft, Adobe, Java, Chrome or Firefox software, says Flexera's Alejandro Lavie.
As the world prepares for GDPR enforcement, a new Privacy Maturity Benchmark study finds that 65 percent of respondents say their organizations experience sales delays because of data privacy issues. Cisco's Michelle Dennedy outlines the concept of data friction.
Blockchain is high on the hype meter in 2018, but Gartner's Avivah Litan is encouraged by practical applications of the technology to secure financial transactions, protect identity and help organizations fight fraud.
Organizations too often prioritize data breach prevention at the expense of data breach response - or vice versa, depending on current fashion - when an emphasis on both remains mandatory, warns Art Coviello, the retired chairman of RSA.
Thirty-four companies have signed on to the Microsoft-led Cybersecurity Tech Accord, which is aimed at protecting civilians from cybercriminal and state-sponsored attacks. The agreement crucially includes a pledge not to help governments with cyberattacks
For the past year, the buzz about artificial intelligence and machine learning has been overwhelming. But Ricardo Villadiego of Cyxtera sees promise in how these technologies can help organizations fight back against fraudsters.
Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen M. Nielsen warns that the U.S. will more aggressively move to punish those who conduct cyberattacks. Plus, the department plans to soon unveil a new cybersecurity strategy. Complacency, she says, "is being replaced by consequences."
At the opening of the RSA Conference in San Francisco, executives from RSA, Microsoft and McAfee offered an update on the state of cybersecurity, focusing on WannaCry. They called for the industry to work more closely together to protect not just individuals but also society.