Ahead of RSA Conference 2023, Greg Day, a program committee member focusing on "hackers and threats," previews top themes at this year's event. Day, a member of the RSA Conference program committee, says one common theme is "old vulnerabilities and threat techniques being used in new environments."
As ransomware attacks continue to pummel organizations, Rapid7 Chief Scientist Raj Samani says victims must identify how the attacker broke in and if they've given themselves persistent ways to regain access. Otherwise, he says, "They'll hit you again and again."
Exploring new ways to offer security as a service from his organization to external customers is an exciting challenge and opportunity, says Sean Mack, CIO and CISO of publishing company Wiley. He also discusses aligning security investments with the company's biggest business risks and goals.
It's not the emerging technology or the increasingly complex threat landscape. Instead, people and process are what prove to be consistently the most challenging parts of the job for Caleb Sima, chief security officer at Robinhood.
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Beyond advising the seniormost levels of the business in the strategic use of technology, the need to recruit new cybersecurity professionals often also tops the list of tasks facing today's security leaders, says Rob Hornbuckle, CISO of Allegiant Air.
For the seventh year in a row, business email compromise produced the largest losses of any type of cybercrime, according to Steve Dougherty of the U.S. Secret Service. He says organizations need to build and maintain relationships with law enforcement agencies before an attack happens.
Ransomware-wielding criminals constantly refine their behavior and tactics to maximize the chance of a payday, and recently they have been implementing fresh strategies for monetizing stolen data, says Steve Rivers at threat intelligence firm Kela.
Building out a threat intelligence program is no easy feat for even the largest and most resource-rich organizations, and the challenges are only amplified for smaller companies that have limited budget or personnel, according to AJ Nash, ZeroFox's vice president of threat intelligence.
The emergence of remote working, the cloud, and digital transformation initiatives are prompting companies to look toward replacing traditional on-premises firewalls, say Perimeter 81 co-founder and CEO Amit Bareket and CMO Gily Netzer. They discuss the future of securing hybrid work environments.
"I'm concerned that at some point the Russians are going to launch cyber retaliatory attacks against the United States at election infrastructure and the transportation, financial and energy sectors," says Elvis Chan, supervisory special agent at the San Francisco Division of the FBI.
Unlocking the data generated by ransomware attacks is helping organizations better understand the risks, adopt defensive technologies and prepare for future attacks, says Wade Baker, partner at Cyentia Institute. He discusses new data on how quickly organizations are remediating vulnerabilities.
The gap between cybersecurity workforce demand and the number of skilled workers available to fill those jobs widened during the pandemic. So organizations need to take a multi-pronged approach to attract, reskill and retain employees, says Vishal Salvi, CISO and head of cyber practice at Infosys.
The move to remote working has created two sets of tools, policies and personnel that are making it harder for security teams to protect the enterprise, says Airgap Networks CEO and co-founder Ritesh Agrawal. He discusses how Airgap is addressing the challenges of hybrid work.
Emerging cybersecurity guidance from the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission is helping to make boards of directors more informed and more eager to discuss cyber risks and how to mitigate them, says John McClure, CISO of Sinclair Broadcast Group.