October 06, 2017
Bloggers explore network redundancy design, WLAN setup using IBwave and creating a secure cloud management plane.
July 31, 2017
Lev Lesokhin encourages CIOs to shift cyber security efforts left -- to the development process. He explains what he means in this SearchCIO video interview.
May 23, 2017
This year was the 10th anniversary of the annual Eskenzi PR IT Analyst and CISO forum. The latest event took place in the immediate aftermath of the WannaCry ransomware outbreak. Proceedings were ...
May 12, 2017
The Trump cyber executive order arrived, with a focus on cyber-risk management and reports. But key details are missing in terms of implementing changes.
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The CISO job has risen from the trenches of the IT department to a seat at the C-suite decision-makers' table. But time in the spotlight comes with great risk and responsibilities. Continue Reading
No longer do CISOs hunt for a seat at the decision-maker's table. But with increased recognition of their vital role comes vast responsibilities and need for a big skill set. Continue Reading
What does a CISO do in this day and age? The responsibilities of a chief information security officer, the senior executive responsible for an organization's information security program, are growing dramatically. Once relegated to the IT department -- if there was a designated corporate role at all -- the CISO is now often a member of the C-suite team, working alongside the CIO and others, formulating information security strategy and policy with an eye on both security and the business bottom line.
As the volume and sophistication of cyberattacks expand and corporate liability grows -- threatening profits and displeasing shareholders -- CISOs are now tasked with making tough decisions on how tools, systems and training are best used to manage risk. This quarterly supplement to Information Security magazine looks at the state of the CISO role -- how it's changed, where it's heading and what it takes to become an effective CISO in terms of cybersecurity skills, staff support and education.Continue Reading
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Nexsan's Gary Watson explains that the GDPR right to be forgotten will be an important piece of the compliance picture and means deleting data securely, completely and provably when customers ask for it. Continue Reading
Most cloud access security brokers offer CISOs a way to set policy and gain better understanding of multiple cloud services and data in use across the enterprise. As CASBs have gained momentum in recent years, use cases for them have expanded. Do these tools fill the gaps around visibility and control of software as a service and other cloud services?
Although cloud service visibility and data leak protection continue to be the biggest drivers, cloud access security brokers can do more than just help with your shadow IT problem and unsanctioned application activity in the cloud.
Organizations are increasingly looking to use cloud access security brokers to identify anomalies in data movement between on-premises and cloud apps as well as multiple cloud services. Malware identification and encryption of data have become important. More enterprises are also beginning to use CASBs or similar intermediary security technologies to provide some level of security policy management for custom identity-as-a-service platforms.
In this issue of Information Security magazine, we look at cloud access security brokers and the best ways to evaluate new models, such as infrastructure as a service and platform security.Continue Reading
An early career as a geologist helped the veteran financial services CISO thrive in the security field. The CISO role is now broader than technical functions, he says. Continue Reading
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A state CISO champions innovation for Washington, from early development of a single sign-on system to leadership of the new Office of Cyber Security. Continue Reading
With years of cybersecurity and military IT experience, the District of Columbia's first information security officer brings a well-developed toolkit to the job. Continue Reading
Securing the digital enterprise is becoming increasingly complex, but companies should not forget the cybersecurity basics and tap into the power of its available technology, people and processes. Continue Reading
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The new CISO at Delta Air Lines earned her wings by sticking with security from the start. As the airline industry faces new challenges, Deborah Wheeler takes on a leadership role. Continue Reading
Security vendor hype is a problem CISOs often have to deal with. Expert Mike O. Villegas discusses some ways to cut through the hype and make smart purchasing decisions. Continue Reading
Healthcare organizations need to connect procurement and cybersecurity to avoid common mistakes that could compromise medical device security, says a healthcare CISO. Continue Reading