Enterprises must have their ransomware response plan tested on a regular basis and it must spell out specific steps on what to do in event of an attack, says John Shier, senor security advisor at Sophos.
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.
In the latest weekly update, four editors at Information Security Media Group discuss important cybersecurity issues, including the emergence of new and rebranded ransomware groups practicing double extortion and supply chain security challenges in the oil and gas industry.
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?
Darrell Bateman, the CISO of City Bank Texas, explains why governance and compliance issues are critical for security leaders in the banking industry and how success can help cement a CISO's relations with the board of directors.
Although research firm Gartner forecasts that spending on cybersecurity will surpass $150 billion in 2021, "the proportion of investment going to companies raising investment for the first time is significantly down," says Saj Huq, director of cyber innovation at Plexal, a center for innovation in the U.K.
In the latest weekly update, four editors at Information Security Media Group discuss timely cybersecurity issues, including cryptocurrency exchange hacks and the cyber implications of the U.S. withdrawal from Kabul.
To make the transformation to a DevSecOps approach, enterprises must slowly change the corporate culture by finding early adopters and starting small, says Sean D. Mack, CIO and CISO at Wiley, an education and research company.
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.
To help balance security and user convenience, organizations should offer centralized user access to applications, says Krishnamurthy Rajesh, head of IT and information security at ICRA, an India-based credit rating agency.
In the latest weekly update, four editors at Information Security Media Group discuss important cybersecurity issues, including the evolution of fraud trends and the challenges in implementing the "zero trust" framework in the OT environment.
Implementing the "zero trust" model in the OT environment can prove to be more difficult than in the IT environment because many OT systems are older, cannot easily be replaced and may be difficult to monitor, according to two experts.
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.