In this episode of "Cybersecurity Insights," Rodrigo Liang of SambaNova Systems discusses what he calls "the fastest industrial revolution we've seen." The topic, of course, is generative artificial intelligence, and Liang considers whether businesses should embrace it or hold back.
Many hospitals are still more reactive than proactive in terms of embracing recommended best practices that can advance their cybersecurity maturity level, said Steve Low, president of KLAS Research, and Ed Gaudet, CEO of consulting firm Censinet, who discuss findings of a recent benchmarking study.
Online sports retailer Sports Warehouse has agreed overhaul its security program and pay a $300,000 fine to New York State after hackers stole 20 years' worth of payment card data and customer information the company was storing in plaintext on its e-commerce server.
Possibly Russian hackers likely compromised the official email address of Ukraine's embassy in Tajikistan to send phishing emails to organizations located in central Asia, Israel and India. The Computer Emergency Response Team of Ukraine tracks the campaign as UAC-0063.
Cyber insurance applicants should provide detailed responses that clarify the nature of their business to avoid claim denials in the event of a security incident. Pasich LLP Senior Managing Associate Tae Andrews urged applicants to "interrogate the interrogator" to push back on vague questions.
Attacks like Kaseya and SolarWinds have highlighted the supply chain risks and demonstrated how securing the supply chain can no longer just be considered a compliance function. It has evolved into a risk management function, said Fred Kneip, chief executive officer at CyberGRX.
When security teams buy dozens of security products, they also get dozens of dashboards and sometimes conflicting ways to approach security, which can create its own risk, said Saket Modi, CEO of Safe Security. Risk needs to be more visible and quantifiable, he said.
The final steps in mortgage closing involve much paperwork in the presence of attorneys, title companies and loan officers. While technology is available to simplify a complex and error-prone process, resilience and trust actually make e-closing a trustworthy experience for consumers.
The definition of insider threat seems to have evolved since the hybrid workforce became the norm. More organizations are now talking about the "compromised insider." Randall Trzeciak of Software Engineering Institute said that in the last three years, insider threats have changed to insider risks.
Divakar Prayaga, A.P. Moller - Maersk's director for security engineering, discusses the evolution of a CISO's role from a tech to a business partner, how it affects a firm's cybersecurity posture and how to get the best return on security technology investments amid challenging economic conditions.
Pre-RSA social media gaming predicted it. Many predicted they would loath it. And it happened: Discussions at this year's RSA conference again and again came back to generative artificial intelligence - but with a twist. Even some of the skeptics professed their conversion to the temple of AI.
Organizations often face challenges when they aim to build sustainable security programs at scale. Anna Westelius, director of security engineering with Netflix, discussed the company's big infrastructure projects that give it more leverage over time than investing in manual processes.
With new legal, contractual and cybersecurity requirements, the regulatory landscape is constantly changing on both local and national fronts. As a result, compliance can become increasingly difficult, leaving organizations with a certain amount of risk, said James Shreve, partner, Thompson Coburn.
Supply chain attacks once were the exclusive provenance of nation-state hackers, says Eric Foster, strategic advisor to Stairwell. But not anymore. "More and more of those are moving downmarket," he said. "These days every threat would qualify as an advanced and persistent threat."
Every organization has a role in securing the nation and economy. Enterprises should invest in the right controls, partner with public agencies and prioritize security at the board level, advised Eric Goldstein, executive assistant director for cybersecurity of CISA.