A look at President Donald Trump's pick for the Department of Homeland Security secretary, Kirstjen Nielsen, leads the latest edition of the ISMG Security Report. Also featured: Equifax's and TransUnion's problem with dubious code.
The RSA Conference returns to Abu Dhabi in November, and event organizers Linda Gray Martin and Britta Glade say this year's agenda is packed with new speakers and topics unique to this growing annual event.
A discussion with ISMG Security and Technology Editor Jeremy Kirk about his chat with the cyber gang "The Dark Overlord," which threatened some U.S. school districts with extortion, leads the latest edition of the ISMG Security Report. Also, an update on surging IT security employment.
As the security of medical devices becomes a growing concern, hospitals need to implement appropriate controls and apply machine intelligence to detect threats, says Venkataraman Subramanian, information security officer at Columbia Asia Hospitals.
It is said that "Data is the new oil." If that's the case, then organizations need to do a far better job inventorying and securing their wells, says Laurence Pitt of Juniper Networks. He offers insights on leveraging and securing data.
New York state's Department of Financial Services is enforcing minimum cybersecurity standards by which all banks and other financial services firms that it regulates must abide. Think of the new regulation "as a playbook or a guidepost," says cybersecurity attorney Paul Ferrillo.
An analysis on finding a replacement for Social Security numbers as an identifier for individuals leads the latest edition of the ISMG Security Report. Also, assessing Kaspersky Lab's responsibility for the hack of an NSA contractor's computer.
Leading the latest edition of the ISMG Security Report: A deep dive into how continuously monitoring user behavior could replace passwords as a means of authentication. Also, U.S. federal agencies continue to fall short on IT security.
Security programs fail because of too much emphasis on protection and not enough on detection and response, says Ira Winkler, president of Secure Mentem, who calls on CISOs to help change their organization's security priorities.
The key to simplifying the implementation of identity and access management, and streamlining integration with other systems, is to take advantage of industry standards, says Mark Perry of Ping Identity, an identity-defined security provider
The latest edition of the ISMG Security Report is devoted to a special report on how enterprises around the world should prepare for the European Union's General Data Protection Regulation, which starts being enforced in May.
The recent Equifax mega-breach demonstrates how essential it is to have a robust, well-tested incident response plan in place that includes a strong public relations component, says Heath Renfrow, CISO at U.S. Army Medicine
Now that the cloud is seen as a true business enabler, organizations must take steps to make sure they adequately address security as their use of the cloud continues to grow, says Nicolas Fischbach of Forcepoint.
Leading the latest edition of the ISMG Security Report: an interview with NIST's Ron Ross about revised guidance on how to get C-suite executives to help shape information risk management. Also, DHS, FBI leaders outline goals for protecting the U.S. election system.