President Joe Biden's nominees for White House cyber director and CISA director faced questions from senators during their confirmation hearing Thursday, including how the federal government should respond to a recent spate of ransomware attacks and other cyberthreats.
Election security improvements, the push for all software to ship with a "bill of materials" and the results of a long-running investigation into a lucrative digital advertising scam are among the latest cybersecurity topics to be featured for analysis by a panel of Information Security Media Group editors.
The White House officially released its fiscal year 2022 budget proposal on Friday. The Biden administration is seeking to spend billions on cybersecurity, including $750 million for "lessons learned" from the SolarWinds attack. Officials also want to boost CISA's budget by $110 million.
Customer data, PII, web apps – your strategic assets are digital, and they require a new degree of digital risk protection. In this exclusive panel, CISOs Todd Carroll of CybelAngel and TJ Hart of PlanSource discuss the needs, scope and practical use cases.
"They’re playing games," is how one security expert describes Conti ransomware-wielding attackers' "gift" of a decryptor to Ireland's crypto-locked health service, while still demanding a ransom to not leak stolen health data. The same could be said of the DarkSide gang's promised retirement.
In the wake of recent attacks on supply chains and critical infrastructure, Adrian Mayers says it's time for cybersecurity to be seen as an issue of national defense, and that cybersecurity leaders throughout the private and public sectors must embrace their role to protect national interests.
Troels Oerting, a veteran CISO who most recently served the World Economic Forum, has a storied career. He's been there, done that and mitigated the risk. In this exclusive conversation, he shares his opinions on today's threats, emerging technologies and challenges for the next generation of security leaders.
What do the world's leading encryption and security experts think about non-fungible tokens, supply chain attacks, coordinated vulnerability disclosure and the state of quantum computing? The cryptographers' panel at RSA Conference 2021 addressed all these issues.
Dr. Victoria Baines, a visiting research fellow at Oxford University in the U.K., is acclaimed as one of the country’s most influential women in cybersecurity. In this video interview, she describes potential future cyberthreats as criminals adapt to the changing cybersecurity landscape.
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."