Governance & Risk Management , Operational Technology (OT) , Security Information & Event Management (SIEM)

ISMG Editors: Industry Impact of Cisco's Splunk Acquisition

Also: OT Security Trends, Challenges; FDA Medical Device Guidance
Clockwise, from top left: Anna Delaney, Tom Field, Michael Novinson and Marianne Kolbasuk McGee

In our latest weekly update, four editors at Information Security Media Group discuss important cybersecurity and privacy issues, including key takeaways from a recent discussion forum for security leaders focused on developing a proactive strategy for OT security, final guidance issued by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on cybersecurity in medical devices, and how the acquisition of Splunk by Cisco might affect the overall cybersecurity industry.

See Also: OnDemand | 2023 OT Cybersecurity Year in Review: Lessons Learned from the Frontlines

The panelists - Anna Delaney, director, productions; Tom Field, senior vice president, editorial; Michael Novinson, managing editor, ISMG business; and Marianne Kolbasuk McGee, executive editor, HealthcareInfoSecurity - discussed:

  • Highlights from a recent roundtable on how to build a proactive approach to OT security;
  • How the FDA has issued final guidance on how medical device makers should approach cybersecurity in their products to meet new requirements for including cyber details in their premarket product submissions;
  • How Cisco's proposed $28 billion buy of Splunk will allow businesses to move from threat detection and response to threat prediction and prevention by combining XDR and SIEM.

The ISMG Editors' Panel runs weekly. Don't miss our previous installments, including the Sept. 15 edition on whether frequently used usernames are a security risk and the Sept. 22 London Summit special edition.

About the Author

Anna Delaney

Anna Delaney

Director, Productions, ISMG

An experienced broadcast journalist, Delaney conducts interviews with senior cybersecurity leaders around the world. Previously, she was editor-in-chief of the website for The European Information Security Summit, or TEISS. Earlier, she worked at Levant TV and Resonance FM and served as a researcher at the BBC and ITV in their documentary and factual TV departments.

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