The war between Russia and Ukraine isn't an abstract concern for SecurityScorecard CEO Aleksandr Yampolskiy. It's a deeply personal one since Yampolskiy, who is now a U.S. citizen, grew up in Russia and rode the train to Ukraine every summer to visit his grandmother.
In the latest weekly update, Jeremy Grant, coordinator of the Better Identity Coalition, joins three editors at ISMG to discuss important cybersecurity issues, including where we are with passwordless, if we are getting closer to a U.S. federal privacy law, and next-gen authentication technologies.
Threat watch: The ongoing Russia-Ukraine war continues to pose both direct and indirect risks to enterprise networks, says Michael Baker, vice president and IT CISO of IT services and consulting firm DXC Technology. He also discusses recruiting and retaining new talent.
The public-private Ransomware Task Force last year issued numerous recommendations for battling ransomware, and task force member Marc Rogers of Okta says that while the problem persists, better mechanisms are helping to blunt such criminal activity.
How can companies make their cybersecurity posture more transparent to stakeholders? That's a question being asked by both boards of directors and potential investors, says Stephen Boyer, founder and CTO of BitSight. He discusses the impact of new regulations and guidance from agencies.
Organizations have created significant security challenges by rapidly migrating applications, data and workloads to multiple public clouds over the course of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to Abbas Kudrati of Microsoft and Upendra Singh of HCL.
Ransomware continues to pummel organizations, with the average ransom payment reaching $925,000 so far this year, but the aggregate financial impact of business email compromise attacks is even worse, says Wendi Whitmore, head of Unit 42 at Palo Alto Networks.
Ransomware groups such as Conti are beginning to move away from encrypting systems. Instead, they are stealing data, especially from public companies, and threatening to leak it publicly to extort ransom payments, says cybercrime expert Vitali Kremez, CEO of AdvIntel.
As Russia's invasion of Ukraine continues, it's notable that Ukraine's government - and much of the country - has remained connected to the internet. That's happening despite fierce Russian cyberattacks, says cybersecurity expert Mikko Hypponen, who highlights Ukraine's defensive mojo.
Threats facing industrial control systems are well-documented, and as the Russia-Ukraine war continues, concerns are rising about reprisals aimed at poorly protected Western critical infrastructure, says Lionel Jacobs Jr., security architect for ICS and SCADA systems at Palo Alto Networks.
Implementing modern architectures such as zero trust and secure access service edge remains an issue for many organizations. This challenge is further amplified by the shortage of skilled cybersecurity personnel, says Kate Adam, senior director of enterprise product marketing at Juniper Networks.
Organizations are struggling to implement all the security technology they've purchased and ensure they are protected across the most important areas of risk and posture, according to Amol Kulkarni, chief product and engineering officer at CrowdStrike.
Business-critical applications, the crown jewels of the modern enterprise, are increasingly targeted due to their significant value, and many organizations are struggling to secure them. These systems must be properly deployed, monitored and maintained, says Onapsis CEO Mariano Nunez.
Anyone using machine-learning models to support so-called artificial intelligence capabilities must prioritize ethical design to ensure the systems work equally well for all, says industry veteran Diana Kelley. She also discusses how to include and keep people in cyber.
The latest edition of the ISMG Security Report includes highlights and observations from RSA Conference 2022, including a key message from RSA CEO Rohit Ghai. It also discusses the value of automation and the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency's mission to grow cyber talent.