Successful CISOs distinguish themselves by the length of their tenure in the job, which in many cases depends on their ability to communicate with the board of directors and senior managers, says Mat Newfield, CISO of Unisys. And that involves much more than demanding additional money and people.
For a managed security service provider to deliver maximum value for customers, it needs to provide a hybrid approach that delivers not only actionable security information but also context, says Matt Peters of Expel.
Information security programs continue to rely not just on security policies, but also the controls that ensure they get enforced. Unfortunately, such controls begin degrading the moment they're put in place, sometimes rapidly, says Josh Mayfield, director of security strategy at Absolute Software.
Nearly 10 months after the beginning of enforcement of the EU's GDPR privacy regulation, organizations around the world are still learning plenty of compliance lessons - including how to locate all personal data so it can be protected, according to regulatory experts on a panel at RSA Conference 2019.
Every security leader wants visibility into the potential attack surface. But that surface is changing in vast new ways, owing to the cloud and connected devices. Mario Vuksan of ReversingLabs defines what visibility truly means today.
Security incidents often result in damage, regardless of an organization's size. But for small and midsize firms, which often lack robust security defenses, the damage may be so severe that it means not only disruption but also the end of the business, says Vince Steckler of Avast.
Making data security as people-centric as possible by applying strong risk-based controls is the only way organizations can best secure data while also enabling employees to do their jobs, says Tony Pepper of Egress Software Technologies.
At the start of RSA Conference 2019, Jon Callas of the ACLU discusses how attitudes toward privacy continue to evolve and why the general tenor of the conversation is not as bad as some headlines suggest.
Columbia Surgical Specialists of Spokane has reported a breach impacting 400,000 individuals, the largest added to the federal health data breach tally so far in 2019. Meanwhile, a medical center in Chicago has also reported a major breach.
Four business sectors - hospitals, banks, securities firms and market infrastructure providers - potentially face the most significant financial impact from cyberattacks that could lead to a weakened credit profile, according to a new report from Moody's Investors Service.