Do CISOs need to have deep technical proficiency? Many information security professionals will say: "Of course." Ask them which skills rank highest, however, and you'll hear words such as "communication" and "building trust," says Thom Langford, director of (TL)2 Security.
No advanced hacking skills required: The burgeoning cybercrime-as-a-service economy continues to make it easy for aspiring cybercriminals to procure highly automated, easy-to-use and effective attack tools to fuel illicit profits, says Liv Rowley, a threat intelligence analyst at Blueliv.
For the past year-plus, RSA and ISMG have teamed up for a series of North American cybersecurity roundtables dedicated to digital risk management. RSA's Ben Smith shares highlights of discussions about third-party risk, privacy and multi-cloud transformation.
How can the use of "smart contracts" based on distributed ledger technology help improve the overall security picture for healthcare system supply chains? Mitch Parker, CISO of Indiana University Health, explains.
RSA 2020 touched on a number of topics, including the security of elections and supply chains, plus AI, zero trust and frameworks, among many others. But from sessions on cryptography, to this year's lower attendance, to the antibacterial dispensers dotted around venues, concerns over COVID-19 also dominated.
Remote workers, connected devices, cloud services and infrastructure - these are the elements of the new workplace. Now, how do you secure it? That's the challenge discussed by David Wagner, CEO of Zix.
Edna Conway, who recently joined Microsoft Azure, has been called the "mother of value chain security architectures." She talks about the platform economy and what that means for addressing security and third-party risk.
True or False: Quantum computing will break cryptography as we know it today? RSA CTO Zulfikar Ramzan shares his thoughts and opens up on the trends he sees driving the cybersecurity marketplace in the decade ahead.
What is Big Game Hunting in the cybercrime context, and how are industry sectors being targeted? Jennifer Ayers of CrowdStrike shares insights on this and other trends detailed in 2020 Global Threat Report.
The Cryptographer's Panel, which sees five cryptography experts analyze and debate top trends, remains a highlight of the annual RSA conference. For 2020, the panel focused on such topics as facial recognition, election integrity and the never-ending crypto wars, while giving shout-outs to bitcoin and blockchain.
The human element is a fundamental component of some of the newest cyberattacks that Sophos has been tracking, says the firm's principal research scientist, Chet Wisniewski, who advises organizations to adapt their security and protection plans accordingly.
Just as consumers can look at a box of Twinkies and read a list of ingredients, so too should software makers provide users with a "bill of materials" explaining their composition, says Allan Friedman, director of cybersecurity initiatives at the U.S. National Telecommunications and Information Administration.