Society has been predicting the technology of the future since Jules Verne. Remember the Jetsons? Based on the predictions in that show, we should be flying cars to work and enjoying fully automated robot maid service. But for cybersecurity, predicting the future is grounded in realities that are already here.
Going into 2023, cybersecurity is still topping the list of CIO concerns. This comes as no surprise. In the first half of 2022, there were 2.8 billion worldwide malware attacks and 236.1 million ransomware attacks. By year end 2022, it is expected that six billion phishing attacks will have been
The cybersecurity sector faces a severe crisis: a lack of qualified workers. In June 2022, Fortune reported that companies are desperate for cybersecurity workers. Cyber Seek lists more than 714,000 open cybersecurity jobs. And the demand for cybersecurity experts is expected to increase. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics says
A whole suite of new cybersecurity regulations and enforcement are in the offing, both at the state and federal level in the U.S. and around the world. Companies don’t need to just sit by and wait for the rules to be written and then implemented, however. Rather, they need to
Boards have a unique role in helping their organizations manage cybersecurity threats. They do not have day to day management responsibility, but they do have oversight and fiduciary responsibility. Don’t leave any questions about critical vulnerabilities for tomorrow. Asking the smart questions at your next board meeting might just prevent
Remote work during the pandemic has meant that organizations had to quickly ramp up their cybersecurity efforts. But securing remote work isn’t just the job of the IT team: Ultimately companies need to make security part of every job description. And the key ingredient to make that happen is trust.
Cybersecurity incident response is not only about handling an incident – it’s also about preparing for any possible incident and learning from it. Here are six steps for a successful and efficient cybersecurity incident response. What is an incident in the world of cybersecurity? NIST provides the following definition: “A
Small and midsize businesses aren’t immune to cyber threats. They must research and prepare for attacks just as large enterprises would. Unfortunately, smaller companies typically have fewer resources and less talent available to help fortify against attacks. In March of last year, AI caught a sophisticated, highly targeted cyber-attack exploiting
From supporting a permanent remote workforce and accelerating digital transformation to preparing for an expanded threat landscape – it is more critical than ever that Security Leaders have the right structure and support in place to face the challenges of a post-COVID world. CISO’s have been integral to organizations surviving
Ransomware is on a rampage targeting industry and organizations. It is also and creating significant cybersecurity challenges. Ransomware is a type of malware cyber-attack where key files are encrypted encryption by hackers that renders data inaccessible to the victim. It is a criminal extortion tool and after an attack has
The world of technology is always evolving, and the threat landscape is continuously adapting and expanding. That part isn’t new. As with many other areas of life, though, 2020 seems to have shifted the playing field and changed the rules a bit more than usual. Privacy and security are simultaneously
Ask most board directors and CEO’s to define cybersecurity and artificial intelligence in a board meeting and have them share their answers and you may well find that their depth of knowledge is too shallow in their duty of care responsibilities. This, however, is fast changing after many years where