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  • Addressing the CEO's Top Cyber Concerns

    Cyber security has become an enterprise concern that has extended to the C-suite. Certainly, high-profile attacks against familiar companies have brought information security to the surface for many corporate CEOs.

  • Tackling the Top 3 Cyber Security Challenges for 2017

    Unsecured Internet of Things (Iot) devices and sensors. Nefarious nation-state actors. A war for cyber talent. Chief Information Security Officers (CISOs) face an ever-growing list of thorny challenges to contend with. Although the CISOs checklist continues to swell, it's critical to prioritize. As we look ahead to 2017, here are the Top 3 challenges that CISOs need to address.

  • Massive DDoS Attacks Underscore the Rising Threat of Machine-to-Machine Assaults

    The wide-scale Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks that occurred on October 21 overwhelmed the servers for Dyn, Inc., a Domain Name Service provider (DSP) with a slew of bogus requests. As a result, people were unable to reach numerous websites and apps such as Twitter, Netflix, Google, Amazon, and PayPal that rely on Dyn to translate their names into addressable locations.

  • Utilizing Advanced Technologies to Stay a Step Ahead

    Cyber security threats are becoming more dangerous as hackers continue to get more sophisticated. The numbers speak for themselves: there's a 20% increase in successful attack rates year over year, even as companies and government agencies continue to invest in cyber security tools, according to the Ponemon Cost of Cyber Crime Study.

  • Winning the War for Cybersecurity Talent

    Given the mounting organizational costs and impact that cyber security breaches can have on the enterprise, the CIO is being held to a higher standard when it comes to managing and monitoring security for the enterprise. Protecting the enterprise against cyber threats includes having the right personnel and skills in place to detect and respond effectively to known or suspected dangers.

  • Raising Cyber Security Awareness Among CEOs

    KPMG recently surveyed more than 1,200 CEOs from some of the world's largest companies to get a handle on their biggest concerns. 86% of CEOs said their biggest fears involve the loyalty of their company's customers. 72% of business chiefs say they're struggling to keep up with new technologies, while 66% say they're concerned with the relevance of their company's products and services. These results suggest that "cyber security" hasn't yet received the magnitude of apprehension that it should.

  • Apple vs. FBI Requires Careful Negotiation, Not Bombast

    The public battle between Apple and the FBI is like the tip of an iceberg. The real danger lurks beneath the surface, and nobody knows precisely how to maneuver around it safely. I had a great conversation last week with Israel Martinez on the topic.

  • The Criticality of Cybersecurity Innovation

    In order for enterprises to stay a step ahead of cyber threats, innovative technologies and techniques will be needed. Yesterday's solutions are no longer sufficient for addressing tomorrow's threats. There are a number of ways that CIOs can take advantage of the latest technologies and techniques that are emerging from university innovation labs, industry think tanks, cyber security startups, and inventive problem-solving that's emerging from both the public and private sectors.

  • Cybersecurity Has Evolved Into a Cyber Risk Management Issue

    Cyber security threats have aggressively morphed and evolved in recent years. Advanced malware, intrusion software, and other sophisticated predatory techniques are making it increasingly difficult for CISOs and enterprise security teams to stay ahead of complex threats.