Troels Oerting, a veteran CISO who most recently served the World Economic Forum, has a storied career. He's been there, done that and mitigated the risk. In this exclusive conversation, he shares his opinions on today's threats, emerging technologies and challenges for the next generation of security leaders.
The threat posed by ransomware attacks, including the growth of cybercriminal cartels, double extortion schemes and big game hunting targeting larger organizations, requires an international response, Anne Neuberger, the deputy national security adviser for cyber and emerging technology, told attendees Tuesday at RSA...
The DarkSide ransomware gang apparently collected over $90 million in ransom payments from about 47 victims, including Colonial Pipeline Co., since the gang began operating in August 2020, according to the blockchain analytics firm Elliptic, which says it analyzed bitcoin wallet activity.
It's a young practice but, globally, cyber insurance is starting to exert its influence with some of the largest enterprises - and in some of the most notable cyberattacks. John Pescatore of SANS Institute discusses questions that cybersecurity leaders need to ask before acquiring new policies.
In the past six months alone, we've seen the SolarWinds attack, the Microsoft Exchange Server exploits and the Colonial Pipeline ransomware strike. The threats are more imminent than ever. But Philip Reitinger of the Global Cyber Alliance believes strongly: We created this mess, and we can fix it.
From identity and access management to cloud migration and connected devices, retired RSA CEO Art Coviello looks beyond the pandemic and says, "It's going to be a Roaring '20s for technology." But he also foresees a potentially calamitous decade for security.
FBI agent Elvis Chan dedicated four years to election security, and he doesn’t hesitate to say: The 2020 presidential election was "the most secure election of my career." He explains why, and what lessons learned we can apply to future elections.
As former U.S. cybersecurity coordinator in the Obama administration, Michael Daniel is well-versed in critical infrastructure vulnerabilities. Now, as president and CEO of Cyber Threat Alliance, he's working to bring the public and private sectors together to improve cybersecurity defenses.
As CISO of Johnson & Johnson, Marene Allison was used to gauging her security posture by the top threat activity: nation-state, cybercrime, insider or hacktivist. But in 2020, they all struck at once. Here is one CISO's take on the state of the industry.
The ransomware attack that targeted Colonial Pipeline Co. earlier this month, which continued to cause gas shortages Monday, has prompted lawmakers to introduce measures designed to address cybersecurity shortcomings in the nation's critical infrastructure - especially gas and oil pipelines.
The recent Colonial Pipeline ransomware attack illustrates the vulnerability of the nation's critical infrastructure, says Richard Stiennon, a research analyst and the author of "Security Yearbook 2021: A History and Directory of the IT Security Industry."
Sophos recently released its 2021 State of Ransomware report, and it includes surprising findings on remediation costs, which have more than doubled over the past year. Dan Schiappa tackles the question: Does it pay to pay ransoms?
Ransomware: The news isn't all bad. In fact, Derek Manky of Fortinet's FortiGuard Labs argues that recent takedowns and innovations have led to significant strides in defending against today's most crippling malware attacks.
The gang behind DarkSide ransomware, which U.S. authorities say was used in the attack against Colonial Pipeline Co., says it's closed its ransomware-as-a-service operation after losing access to part of its infrastructure.