Hacking and extortion attempts against organizations have unfortunately become all too commonplace these days. On Tuesday, an unlikely victim went public: the British band Radiohead. But was the band really a hacking and extortion victim?
Multiple flaws - all serious, exploitable and some already being actively exploited - came to light last week. Big names - including Cisco, Facebook, Intel and Microsoft - build the software and hardware at risk. And fixes for some of the flaws are not yet available. Is this cybersecurity's new normal?
With cyberattacks, online espionage and data breaches happening at a seemingly nonstop pace, Western intelligence agencies are bringing many of their capabilities out of the shadows to help businesses and individuals better safeguard themselves and respond. We need all the help we can get.
Every day needs to be password security day - attackers certainly aren't dormant the other 364 days of the year. But as World Password Day rolls around again, there's cause for celebration as Microsoft finally stops recommending periodic password changes.
Fraud, e-hustles and social engineering attacks continues to proliferate, the FBI's latest report into the state of internet crime confirms. But over the past year, a new FBI tactic for quickly stopping fraudulent wire transfers has notched notable successes.
Call to action: Information security teams should "include mental health topics in their team meetings, their management reports and metrics, as well as face to face meetings," says to Thom Langford, head of security consultancy (TL)2, speaking from experience.
Cybersecurity leaders hear a lot about speaking to the board. But increasingly, these leaders are also tapped to serve on boards of directors. What business skills are most needed and often lacking? Executive recruiter Joyce Brocaglia of Alta Associates and the Executive Women's Forum explains.
What is the role of professional certification companies in the cybersecurity education ecosystem? In part one of a two-part panel discussion on the future of cybersecurity education, John McCumber of (ISC)2 and Rob Clyde of ISACA share their philosophies.
What are America's universities doing to help fill the cybersecurity skills gap felt by enterprises worldwide? In part two of a two-part panel discussion on the future of cybersecurity education, Lisa Ho of the University of California-Berkeley and Amit Elazari Bar On of Intel Corp. offer insights.
The latest edition of the ISMG Security Report discusses the recent ransomware attack on aluminum giant, Norsk Hydro. Plus, confessions of a former LulzSec and Anonymous hacktivist, and the growing problem of cyber extortion.
As CEO of Terranova Security, an awareness training provider, Lise Lapointe sees an evolution of education programs that used to be merely phishing simulation tests. What are the most effective forms of training?
The ultimate responsibility of every CSO and CISO is to foster culture change and awareness, because that is every organization's single greatest data security and physical security control, says Andrew Rose, CSO of Vocalink, which is a MasterCard company.
Emily Heath is two years into her tenure as CISO at United Airlines. One of her key initiatives is to grow the company's security organization in a manner that emphasizes diversity, inclusion and skills.
Many security leaders recognize the flaws in traditional awareness training, but what is anybody actually doing about it? Keenan Skelly of Circadence describes a new approach that she believes has changed the cybersecurity education paradigm.