Companies involved in mergers and acquisitions are increasingly targeted with cyberattacks that could potentially derail the deals, says Bryce Boland of FireEye, who outlines the risks and offers tips for mitigating them.
Because cyberattackers are now using memory-resident malware that leave no trace on the disk, forensics experts using traditional methods will face a challenge, says Christopher Novak, director of Verizon's global investigative response unit.
Because cyber threats are becoming increasingly sophisticated, bolstering employee and customer awareness and training about ransomware, phishing and other cyber risks must be a top priority in 2017, says Curt Kwak, CIO of Proliance Surgeons.
As cybercriminals continue to wage more sophisticated, well-funded attacks, it's more urgent than ever to attract qualified professionals to careers in cybersecurity, Symantec CTO Dr. Hugh Thompson says in this audio interview.
The financial sector continues to be a prime target for highly sophisticated, customized attacks. The SWIFT money transfer system recently came under attack resulting in an $81 million heist of the Bangladesh Bank. This number pales in comparison to an estimated $1 billion stolen from over 100 banks worldwide by the...
Talking to your boss about cybersecurity is vital, yet we often get sidetracked by day-to-day activities and never take the time to sit down and get on the same page...or simply because it can be very daunting to try to make a case for something that your boss doesn't really understand. Where do you even begin and...
It's a story you'll watch unfold time and time again. The breach. The headlines. The confusion. The public apologies. The finger-pointing. And it's often followed by some form of the following statement: "But I was compliant." Compliance is never enough. The challenges are understandable, but taking the path of least...
As pressure to speed the development of applications intensifies, CISOs must be the "voice of reason," taking a leadership role in ensuring security issues are addressed early in app development process, says John Dickson, principal at Denim Group, a Texas-based security consultancy.
The massive Sony breach spelled out the risks facing any business that deals in digital content. Here's how David Hahn, CISO of publishing giant Hearst, keeps the cybersecurity conversation going with his board of directors.
Information security is in the midst of a major shift. What had been a purely technical, defensive, IT problem is now a whole-organization risk management problem. As the industry undergoes this wholesale shift in mindset, enterprises are struggling to catch up.
Gone are the days of installing a few defensive...
Sam Lodhi, director at niche services firm IBRS, speaks about adapting biological cybernetics to help management understand information security risk better and how cybernetics can be applied to other verticals.
Vikrant Arora, CISO of NYC Health & Hospitals, offers the four most important questions a board must ask the CISO to get a good understanding of how the organization is addressing top cybersecurity concerns.
A new survey shows 82 percent of organizations around the world are struggling with a shortage of staff with cybersecurity skills. Training expert Simone Petrella analyzes the survey results and spotlights the skills needed now to fight emerging cyber threats.
CISOs face the continuing challenge of how to clearly communicate information security risk to the board and senior management. But now they can take advantage of a free metrics framework designed to help evaluate an organization's cybersecurity readiness. Phil Cracknell of ClubCISO describes the effort.
While enterprises rebuild or upgrade their security programs, they must guard against over emphasizing technology investments while neglecting staffing issues, says Ben Johnson, chief security strategist at Carbon Black.