In the latest weekly update, four editors at Information Security Media Group discuss important cybersecurity issues, including the use of commercially available spyware and security risk management in the telecom sector.
While some organizations are improving their ability to share threat intelligence with other entities within the same sector, cross-sector cyber info collaboration is still often a hurdle. But cyber fusion centers can help to automate that process, say Errol Weiss of the H-ISAC and Anuj Goel of Cyware.
Lessons learned by first responders' efforts to deal with natural disasters can be applied to cyberattack responses, according to organizations that have teamed up to launch a cybersecurity first responder credentialing program - a first step toward creating a network of pros to help respond to cyberattacks.
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Acting CISA Director Brandon Wales, Rep. Jim Langevin and many others will discuss the government's top priorities in addressing cybersecurity challenges at ISMG's Virtual Cybersecurity Summit: Government, to be held July 13 and 14.
A year ago, Chris Pierson and BlackCloak studied executives at top global pharma companies to learn the extent of password-based vulnerabilities. The findings weren't reassuring. Pierson revisited the study this year with a select few entities to see if the needle has moved in a more secure direction.
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It was stealthy, and it was widespread. But perhaps the Kaseya VSA ransomware attack wasn't quite as effective and damaging as initially feared, says Michael Daniel, president and CEO of the Cyber Threat Alliance. He explains where defenses succeeded.
As a cybersecurity leader, it's one thing to earn a seat at the senior management table, but it's quite another to find - and use - your voice in that role, says Alex Cunningham, CISO at Advisor360°, who discusses leadership and how to create a cybersecurity culture.
The CISO/board relationship is an hot topic, and Selim Aissi has a unique perspective. Besides serving as a board member on several organizations, he has been regularly reporting to the private and public company boards in his role as CISO. So he knows exactly what CISOs should be conveying - and how.
Sens. Maggie Hassan and John Cornyn have introduced legislation that would create a pilot apprenticeship program within CISA. The Federal Cybersecurity Workforce Expansion Act would also create a cyber-training program within the Department of Veterans Affairs, equipping veterans to hold careers in cyber defense.
The Department of Health and Human Services needs to improve collaboration among several of its internal entities, as well as with external partners, in order to bolster cybersecurity threat intelligence sharing in the healthcare and public health sector, says a watchdog agency report.
In the latest weekly update, a panel of Information Security Media Group editors discusses key topics, including open-source software vulnerabilities, and provides insights on updating SOCs and communicating effectively with the board.