The latest edition of the ISMG Security Report features insight from U.S. Sen. Angus King on why the federal government needs to declare a clear response to cybercriminals in order to deter them. Also featured: Ransomware affiliates gain power and promoting diversity of thought in cybersecurity.
Four ISMG editors discuss important cybersecurity issues, including law enforcement authorities' disruption of ransomware gang REvil's operations, how to collaborate as an industry to fight the surge in ransomware attacks hitting businesses, and increasing diversity and inclusion in the workplace.
Microsoft launched a four-year campaign on Thursday with community colleges in the U.S. aimed at recruiting hundreds of thousands of people into the field of cybersecurity. The goal is to fill an expected shortfall of 250,000 workers in cybersecurity, which Microsoft says means rising risk.
In a report published earlier this week, (ISC)² - the international non-profit association that certifies cybersecurity professionals - says minority security practitioners, including people of color and women, are underrepresented in the field and offers practical steps to address the issues.
Tammy Klotz took on a new job at a new company and even in a new state in 2020 - and she was charged with both establishing herself and raising the firm's cybersecurity posture. No challenge during a global pandemic, right? Here is how she has begun to pave her way.
When Conrad Bell joined C Spire, the cybersecurity team numbered one - him. Today he has a thriving team. The VP and CISO explains how he built it, describes the skills he values and tells how this team is helping the telecommunications firm respond to today's daunting cybersecurity challenges.
The threat landscape has grown, and the airlines industry in particular has been challenged. As a result, Rob Hornbuckle, CISO of Allegiant Airlines, sees his role differently: It's beyond security and about more than just the business. Where is the role going, and how does one grow with it?
The Biden administration unveiled a package of supply chain and critical infrastructure security initiatives following a meeting at the White House with tech executives and others. Companies such as Google and Microsoft also promised billions in spending on cybersecurity over the next several years.
As a technology and security leader, Laura-Lea Berna is driven to defend gaps. But as a business executive, the VP, IT and CIO of BC Transit has built her career on answering the question "Where's the need?" She discusses her path and role as a mentor to up-and-coming leaders.
The Biden administration is hosting a White House meeting Wednesday with technology, banking, insurance and education executives to focus on cybersecurity and national security issues, such as protecting critical infrastructure from attacks and how to hire more security professionals to meet demand.
Sustaining growth in the cybersecurity field will require recruiting those from diverse backgrounds, says Charmaine Valmonte, vice president, IT security and IT infrastructure, at Aboitiz Group, a Philippines-based conglomerate.
To recruit and retain cybersecurity specialists, organizations must "stop expecting people just to be sort of 'focused monkeys' and doing one particular task and turning the handle," says Keith Martin, professor of information security at Royal Holloway University in the U.K.
Criminals tricked into using an FBI-run encrypted messaging app, Verizon's 2021 Breach Investigations Report and overcoming the challenges of recruiting cybersecurity professionals are among the latest cybersecurity topics to be featured for analysis by a panel of Information Security Media Group editors.