This edition of the ISMG Security Report features updates from RSA Conference 2017 on emerging technologies, the forthcoming White House cybersecurity executive order and Microsoft's call for a "Digital Geneva Convention."
Immediately after the 2016 U.S. presidential election, there was a phishing attack that impressed experts with its ingenuity. Markus Jakobsson of Agari discusses this and other recent attacks - and what we must learn from them.
The FTC and FCC are among U.S. regulators now starting to flex their muscles when it comes to enforcing cybersecurity standards, says attorney Joseph Burton. What enforcement trends might we expect to see in 2017?
Brigadier General (retired) Gregory Touhill was the first federal CISO of the United States. Fresh from that role, he opens up on the state of federal cybersecurity and what the new administration should do to enhance protections.
Are there rules in cyberspace? There aren't many, but Microsoft is proposing a "Digital Geneva Convention" that would set some internet norms for countries to help prevent unfair targeting of civilians.
U.S. Rep. Michael McCaul says Washington must accept that we are losing on the global cyber battlefield. But the Homeland Security Committee chairman contends the Trump administration has the opportunity to turn the tide by prioritizing cybersecurity and investing the right resources in partnerships and defense.
Evil hackers with monomaniacal intentions have long dominated pop culture sensibilities. But when it comes to for-profit hacking, cybercrime predominantly remains a business-driven concern, says Trend Micro's Ed Cabrera.
Gartner's Avivah Litan is just back from a trip to Israel, and she's particularly enthusiastic about the new topic of "offensive defense." What is the concept, and what security controls does it require?
At this year's RSA Conference, we have about 35 videos on the docket. And truly we're talking about the A-Z of information security thought leaders, from CrowdStrike co-founder Dmitri Alperovitch to ZixCorp CEO David Wagner, with a stop in the middle to discuss homeland security with U.S. Rep. Michael McCaul.
VASCO Data Security's Scott Clements on Aligning Security with User Experience
With great efficiencies and cost savings also come great threats and fraud risks. This is today's digital reality, and it is why cybersecurity and the user experience need to be aligned to create digital trust, says Scott Clements of VASCO...
RSA Conference 2017 is coming to San Francisco from Feb. 13 to 17. What new sessions, speakers and venues should attendees expect to see? Conference organizers Linda Gray Martin and Britta Glade offer a preview.
Amit Yoran, president of RSA, says Asian organizations should move away from traditional processes and embrace change with sharper perspectives in building defences against advanced threats. How do security leaders respond?
The 2016 RSA Conference Asia Pacific & Japan, to be held July 20-22 in Singapore, will offer a security road map, imparting lessons to practitioners to help them navigate through cybersecurity complexities. Here's a preview of some of the top session.
DDoS attacks are on the rise, and they come across multiple vectors. In this video interview, Paul Nicholson of A10 Networks describes how organizations can defend against DDoS - and why SSL traffic inspection is a must.
Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe has a message for state leaders across the nation: Cybersecurity has to be a top item on their policy platforms. And, by the way, he very much intends to make Virginia the cyber capital of the United States.