Developing a mature security program takes time, but I've met many forward-thinking security leaders who've made swift and lengthy strides in protecting their clients' data. With those lessons in mind, here are five things any organization can do today to create immediate, measurable security benefits,
In June, I wrote an in-depth story about how millions of Instagram users worldwide under 18 years old were exposing their email addresses, phone numbers or both. Instagram has finally made a change to address the issue - but it doesn't go far enough.
What's the best way to spring your citizens from foreign jail if they've been detained on U.S. hacking charges? That's a question that continues to plague Russia, including in the ongoing case against Aleksey Burkov, who's been charged with being part of a $20 million payment fraud scheme.
According to Ricardo Villadiego, Lumu Technologies' Founder and CEO, organizations are "sitting on a gold mine: their own data". Under the single premise that organizations should assume they are compromised and prove otherwise, Lumu seeks to empower enterprises to answer the most basic question: Is your organization...
The U.S. National Security Agency is the latest intelligence agency to warn that unpatched flaws in three vendors' VPN servers are being actively exploited by nation-state attackers. Security experts say such alerts, which are rare, are a clear sign that serious damage is being caused.
The city of Baltimore's ransomware outbreak - $18 million in costs and counting - led to many crypto-locked files being lost forever, because no IT policy mandated centralized file backups. But effective IT solutions exist to help solve this challenge, provided they're deployed in advance of an attack.
Ahead of the release of Edward Snowden's memoirs chronicling his decision to bring illegal "big data" domestic U.S. surveillance programs to light, a former NSA intelligence specialist points out that the U.S. still lacks a whistleblowing law to protect intelligence workers who spot illegal activity.
At Citi nearly 25 years ago, Steve Katz was named the world's first CISO. Today he remains active in the field and has a unique perspective on how the CISO role has evolved - and what it will take to be a cybersecurity leader in the future.
Security leadership requires far more than knowing about the latest technology, says Joyce Brocaglia, founder of the Executive Women's Forum, who offers insights on how CISOs can enhance their reputations.
The SANS Institute's Cyber Workforce Academy is helping to address the shortage of cybersecurity pros by recruiting individuals from other fields and matching graduates with local employers, says Max Shuftan, who leads the institute's cyber talent division. The approach could serve as a model, he says.
Given the massive impact of the Equifax data breach, is the recently announced proposed settlement fair? One consumer advocate calls the money to be paid out by the consumer reporting agency the equivalent of a "parking ticket." Here's an analysis of the settlement's terms.