Just as consumers can look at a box of Twinkies and read a list of ingredients, so too should software makers provide users with a "bill of materials" explaining their composition, says Allan Friedman, director of cybersecurity initiatives at the U.S. National Telecommunications and Information Administration.
Andre Durand has spent decades in the cybersecurity sector and had identity in his sights when he founded Ping Identity in 2002. Nearly 20 years later, the industry is embracing the notion that cybersecurity begins with secure identity.
Retired General Keith Alexander knows a thing or two about building defenses. As the president of IronNet Cybersecurity, the ex-NSA director is now calling for private sector and government entities to come together in an effort he describes as "collective defense."
The U.S. is late to the 5G race. But there are multiple strategies that policymakers can pursue to facilitate the near-term rollout of safer and more trusted 5G networks across the country, says Michael Chertoff, executive chairman of The Chertoff Group and Department of Homeland Security secretary.
In an RSA 2020 conference keynote, Cisco's Wendy Nather spoke of "democratizing security" - thinking differently about the people we serve and secure. She expands on that theme and discusses her role as head of advisory CISOs at Cisco's Duo Security unit.
Ex-federal CISO Gregory Touhill, a retired general, understands the global staffing crunch. Now, as president of AppGate Federal and as a board member for ISACA, he shares new insights on how to tackle cybersecurity recruiting and retention.
This special edition of the ISMG Security Report focuses exclusively on the RSA 2020 conference. Featured are comments from former NSA Director Keith Alexander on "collective defense," plus a discussion on fighting payment fraud and a roundup of other important themes.
Among the top issues being discussed at the RSA 2020 conference this week is the need for more cybersecurity collaboration between government agencies and the private sector. Here are some interview highlights.
Targeted ransomware attacks against enterprises and government agencies are likely to surge in the coming months as "ransomware as a service" continues to evolve into a lucrative model for cybercriminals, security experts interviewed at RSA 2020 warn.
Improvements in behavioral biometrics and analytics are changing the way many financial services firms approach authentication. And more companies also are taking a "zero trust" approach to improve identity and access management, according to two security experts interviewed at RSA 2020.
The 2016 U.S. presidential election served as a wake-up call for lawmakers and the public about the threat that cyberattackers can pose to the country's democracy, CISA Director Christopher Krebs said at the RSA 2020 conference. Election security and ransomware remain his agency's two biggest concerns.