"Disruptive" is the operative word, and Atefeh "Atti" Riazi uses it to describe the impact digital transformation has had on how we live, work, learn and conduct commerce. Newly hired as CIO of Hearst, she opens up on AI and the power of disruptive technologies to drive new business outcomes.
In his latest rant, Ian Keller, the Troublemaker CISO, decries lazy and bad coding practices, mistakes CISOs may make and unwarranted CISO-blaming by the media, unanswered requests for more funding and staff - and the epic failures all these can produce when a breach happens, as it inevitably will.
In October, former Uber CSO Joe Sullivan was convicted of covering up a 2016 data breach. The trial likely marked the first time a chief security officer had faced criminal charges over incident response. Attorney Jonathan Armstrong says, "This trend is going to be difficult to put back in the box."
The latest edition of the ISMG Security Report discusses how investigators saw the collapse of cryptocurrency exchange FTX as "one of the biggest financial frauds in American history," how CISOs can guard against their own liability, and major security and privacy shifts and the outlook for 2023.
In the latest weekly update, four editors at Information Security Media Group discuss important cybersecurity and privacy issues, including the evolution of the CISO role, the community impact of ransomware attacks targeting hospitals, and trends in cybersecurity customers' buying behavior.
An important element of cybersecurity maturity is defining what exactly an organization is trying to accomplish, says Dan Wilkins, CISO for the state of Arizona. With that mission in mind, security teams can align strategy, goals and benchmarks for cyber maturity.
As the potential harm posed by technology increases, the cybersecurity stakes are changing, warned speakers at Black Hat Europe. With governments taking a greater interest in regulating cybersecurity - and perhaps practitioners - experts urged practitioners to collectively guide their own destiny.
As a former Division 1 athlete and coach, security leader Ty Howard learned that "repetition" and "being relentless" are keys to success and were invaluable lessons for his career as a CISO. He shares how camaraderie and professional growth help inspire his team and collaboration with the IT group.
Governance issues for public sector CISOs tend to focus more on shifting culture rather than maximizing efficiency for shareholders, as is expected from private sector security leaders. City of Phoenix CISO Shannon Lawson shares why good communication is crucial when a city council is involved.
Cyber risk quantification (CRQ) is the measure of an organization’s cyber risk expressed in monetary terms, like dollars. CRQ has many benefits, but few security professionals understand how to implement it.
Join Paul Kelly, former head of risk at HSBC, and Chris Griffith, chief product officer at Balbix, as they...
Tributes are being paid to Vitali Kremez, who has died at the age of 34 in a suspected scuba-diving accident. The renowned threat intelligence expert, born in Belarus, had long tracked Russian cybercrime syndicates and was part of an ad hoc group established to counter ransomware and help victims.
All employees should consider upholding the security of the organization part of their job regardless of their official role at the company, says Equifax Business Information Security Officer Michael Owens. But creating an organization-wide cybersecurity culture is easier said than done.
The state of security is highly adrenalized these days — more so than usual. Years into the deadly and disruptive global pandemic, not only are we still seeing more attacks, we’re also seeing more breaches, as the way many of us work continues to evolve.
New global research conducted by Splunk and the...
Subhajit Deb was a 22-year-old college graduate in 1999 with a major in hospitality management. He had no idea he would have to deal with technology for work - let alone secure it. Deb now has two decades of experience in information security, business continuity, risk management and data privacy.
Tell people not to click a link, pat each other on the back, and ride off into the sunset. If only security awareness training was that simple.
The discipline of security awareness training is chock-full of assumptions and misconceptions. As a side-effect, it is often felt that their programs are ineffective and...