Retired Brigadier General Gregory Touhill, the first CISO of the federal government, spells out what he sees as the essential steps for fighting against Russian meddling in this year's midterm elections. He'll be a featured speaker at ISMG's Security Summit in New York Aug. 14-15.
If you want to anticipate a prospective hacker's moves, then you'd better be able to think like one. That's the position of Terry Cutler, an ethical hacker who dedicates his time to testing organization's cybersecurity defenses - and their people.
The latest statistics on data center breaches show that perimeter firewalls are still not impenetrable. But what cyber criminals count on is what they will find beyond the perimeter - a hardware-centric security model that has remained unchanged for years.
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Traditional perimeter-centric data center security strategies are no longer effective against today's malicious and highly sophisticated attacks. While tremendous effort, resources, and technology are applied to securing the perimeter of the data center, until recently, nothing resembling that same level of thought...
Organisations of every size are experiencing a problem as their operations digitally transform. They are unable to secure mission-critical workloads on cloud-based infrastructure without increasing risk, operational friction, or introducing compliance violations.
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On the eve of Europe's biggest annual cybersecurity conference, and scores of interviews with some of the world's leading information security experts, I'm asking how the London Bridge attacks will change the tenor of at least some of these discussions.
How Prepared Is Your Organization to Defend Against Today's Advanced Threats?
Ashley Madison, Sony, JPMorgan Chase - what's your confidence that when the next big security incident erupts, your organization will be prepared to defend itself? Are you getting the security you expect from the investment your...
In the wake of an "inebriated" government employee crashing a drone on the White House lawn, federal officials sound warnings over the potential weaponization of consumer drones. But is it anything more than a Hollywood-style movie plot?
Conventional wisdom suggests China isn't interested in disabling industrial control systems in the U.S. After all, such an act would be against its own economic interest. But is that type of thinking right?
In their efforts to conform with the FFIEC authentication guidance, many financial institutions are caught off-guard by the overall cost of enhanced detection and authentication for online banking. Why?
Facial recognition, arguably, is the technology that most threatens individual privacy online, and that's on the mind of Senate Commerce Committee Chairman Jay Rockefeller, who has asked the FTC to report on its growing use.
Facial recognition technology could prove to be an effective way to authenticate individuals seeking entry to secured buildings or databases storing sensitive information. But the biometric technology already is being abused, and IT security managers employing facial recognition should be careful to encrypt the...
RSA customers who feel victimized by last March's breach of the security vendor's computers have viable options that include continued use of the SecurID authentication tokens, those offered by competitors, or something entirely different: biometrics.