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Cybersecurity: Past, present, future

[Posted on Behalf of Steve King, Director, Cybersecurity Advisory Services at Information Security Media Group (ISMG) ISMG]

We have made a flawed assumption about cybersecurity and based on that assumption we have been investing heavily on people, processes and technologies that are taking us in the wrong direction and causing us to lose the war against cyber-criminals and terrorists.



The evidence is irrefutable. The world spent more than…

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Added by CISO Platform on June 8, 2020 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Why does the world have to be the same again?

[Posted on behalf of Subbu Iyer Industry 4.0 Leader shaping the future with Design Thinking, Digital Transformation & Innovation Company - Hreemm]

Every other person is lamenting about world never ever going to be the same again. This of course references the current context of the Covid - 19 wringing its destruction on this planet. The most important truth we have to come to terms with is, the Covid - 19 did not seek to cause any…

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Added by CISO Platform on June 5, 2020 at 12:49pm — No Comments

Cyber Security Skills Gaps lends to shortage of IS professionals

[Posted on Behalf of Dennis Leber  Cybersecurity Executive | CISO | Board Member | Educator | Speaker | Author

Cyber-Security Skills Gap



Recent events have brought attention to cyber-security, and the need for highly skilled, and trained cyber-security professionals. Events such as the data breach of Target, which exposed 40 million credit and debit cards,…

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Added by CISO Platform on June 4, 2020 at 6:31pm — No Comments

Working from home? Your business is probably at risk...

[Posted on Behalf of Sam Jones  Cyber-Man | Helping SMEs get 98% more secure]

Hackers know you're at home and they know your network is vulnerable...

With the UK Government putting pressure on businesses to promote social distancing to avoid the spread of COVID-19, we've all been in put in very unique situation.



We're working from home and for many of us, this is the first time we've had…

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Added by CISO Platform on June 4, 2020 at 6:22pm — No Comments

Ransomware- Practical advice to protect and recover using free tools

[Posted on behalf of Dinesh Kumar Aggarwal  Founder | CISO | Architect | Cyber Security Practitioner | Information Security Blogger & Speaker]

We are in the beginning of Year 2017 and 2016 has been a year of ransomware attacks. This is expected to grow further in 2017 and beyond. There are concrete strategies and commercial tools available that you can use to protect yourself against these attacks. I will talk about these strategies and tools some other time. The…

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Added by CISO Platform on June 4, 2020 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Crowdsourced - Work From Home Security Guide (In plain english...)

[Posted on Behalf of  Gabriel Friedlander Wizer - Free Security Awareness Training | Founder]
Like many others, you may have been caught off guard by the Coronavirus and your entire team is now required to work from home. I posted the following question on LinkedIn,



``What can companies do to address the risk of people using their personal computers and home networks to access sensitive data?”
Security Mindset

Before we begin, there…
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Added by CISO Platform on June 1, 2020 at 5:41pm — No Comments

CISO -- Role and Capabilities - Evolution Map

[Posted On Behalf of Rajeev Shukla Chief Products Officer <> Chief Strategy Officer <> Chief Executive Officer Building Next Gen Cyber Security Venture at Stealth Mode ]

CISO is one leadership role, which has gone through more changes on competence, skills and maturity curve than any other leadership role in enterprises. The "Needs and Expectations" from a CISO have changed almost every two years during the last one…

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Added by CISO Platform on June 1, 2020 at 2:09pm — No Comments

COVID - 19 The Disrupter

[Posted on Behalf of Dennis Leber Cybersecurity Executive | CISO | Board Member | Educator | Speaker | Author |]

What have we learned from this Global event?



Here are some of my thoughts; we learned getting back to basics is paramount.



In the haste to move Millions of people to remote work; many organizations and "experts" published the same message, use a VPN, strong passwords, updated anti-malware/virus solutions, update operating system(s),…

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Added by CISO Platform on May 29, 2020 at 4:30pm — No Comments

So You Think You Are Ready for Third Party Risk Management, eh?"

[Posted on Behalf of Steve King , Director, Cybersecurity Advisory Services at Information Security Media Group (ISMG) ]

From CrowdStrike’s 2018 report titled Securing the Supply Chain: “Although almost 90 percent of the respondents believe they are at risk for supply chain attack, companies are still slow to detect, remediate and respond to threats.”



The Cap-1 breach is a classic example of an at-risk company who succumbed to the…

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Added by CISO Platform on May 29, 2020 at 4:14pm — No Comments

Small businesses don't need Cyber Security, right? Think again!

(Posted on behalf of Sam Jones Cyber Essentials Consultant - Cyber Tec security)
 
 

"We're a tiny company, why would anyone want our data? It's not like we're making tens of millions in profit"

Unfortunately, I'm familiar with this mindset.

It was only once I got rid of this mindset that I was finally able to give the cyber threat the respect it deserved.

The thing is, the longer we pretend it doesn't…

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Added by CISO Platform on May 21, 2020 at 2:30pm — No Comments

How mature is your Application Security Program?

(Posted on Behalf of Pushkal Mishra AVP IT & CISO, HDFC ERGO Health Insurance Ltd)
Business applications are vital for the successful functioning of any organization. Therefore, managing their information security risks are just as important as the business itself. If I ask about different measures you take to ensure security of your applications, you might reply with few initiatives such as periodic secure…
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Added by CISO Platform on May 20, 2020 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Information Security and Risk Management as a business enabler

(Posted on Behalf of Michalis Kamprianis Developing Security Strategies at Suse)
A common problem for information security professionals, is that security is perceived as a business blocker; hindering the operational efficiency and adding controls that make everybody's life more difficult. But is this actually the case?



Sometimes it is...

Indeed sometimes, it is the case. Someone has the most brilliant idea: let's implement these security controls to…
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Added by CISO Platform on May 19, 2020 at 6:17pm — No Comments

Three approaches to cyber security budgeting

(Posted on Behalf of Michalis Kamprianis Developing Security Strategies at Suse)

I often get into discussions about budgets and how much a company should invest in its security program. There is no easy answer because the problem we are trying to…

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Added by CISO Platform on May 19, 2020 at 5:24pm — 1 Comment

Top 5 Information Security Reports

(Posted On Behalf of Pushkal Mishra ,AVP IT & CISO, HDFC ERGO Health Insurance Ltd)

As a security professional we always wonder about new cyber threats and how the world is reacting to those. Since there are multiple industries with their specific risks, where does one get the insights on top cyber issues wreaking havoc on information systems?

 With this article, I attempt to answer that by listing top 5 reports that I find useful. These are researched material…

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Added by CISO Platform on May 15, 2020 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Cover, Concealment, and Decoy - how does that apply to cybersecurity?

(Posted on Behalf of Dennis Leber, CISO, University of Tennessee Health Science Center)

From the Military Manual, - "CCD is the use of materials and techniques to hide, blend, disguise, decoy, or disrupt the appearance of military targets and/or their backgrounds. CCD helps prevent an enemy from detecting or identifying friendly troops, equipment, activities, or installations. Properly designed CCD techniques take advantage of the immediate environment and natural and…

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Added by CISO Platform on May 15, 2020 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Is the world heading towards a Cyber war amid Covid-19 crisis..?

(Posted on Behalf of Amit Ghodekar)

Covid-19 has taken the world under it completely. Millions of people are infected due to this Virus and millions have lost their life as well. Most of the countries in the world have announced a complete lock-down, approx 4.5 billion of people in the world are now in complete lock-down.

The world economy is facing its biggest challenge and so is mankind. While the world is searching a weapon to fight against this terror and evade this…

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Added by CISO Platform on May 5, 2020 at 4:49pm — No Comments

[Webinar] Collaborated Cyber Defense in Pandemic Times

Key Discussion Points -

- How cyber security teams should collaborate in pandemics

- Your remote employees are now your 3rd parties.

- Quickly achieve security by asking a CISO you know

- How to ask a peer without revealing internal information

- What information is useful to share



About Speakers : Akshat Jain | CoFounder at Cyware Labs…

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Added by CISO Platform on April 30, 2020 at 12:08pm — No Comments

Webinar-Dealing with stress during Covid 19 lockdown -practical strategies and tactics of mindfulnes

As security professionals we understand the importance of building a resilient security program which can not only protect but also detect, respond and recover from a security incident.
 
How about building a resilient mind? How well are you able to detect , respond and recover from a stress? If there was a framework for resilience of mind how would it be? In this session the speaker will share some of the strategies and tactics which can be used in…
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Added by CISO Platform on April 15, 2020 at 3:00pm — No Comments

[Webinar] Upskilling Your Engineers in Cybersecurity while they WFH

Key points of Discussion 

1)- How attackers audit your products

  • What lessons can be learned from them

2)- Why evaluate your engineers via a CTF

  • You will understand the strengths and weaknesses of your team
  • Engineers will understand attack vectors, their ease or…
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Added by CISO Platform on April 9, 2020 at 4:30pm — No Comments

[Panel Discussion] Reference Architecture for a Multi-Cloud Environment

At CISO Platform Annual Summit 2020, we had a panel discussion on the topic of Reference Architecture for a Multi-Cloud Environment, including industry stalwart like Harshad Mengle [Future Group] (Moderator), Vijay Bharti [Happiest Minds Technologies] , Dharma Sarangi [Alshaya ], Satyavathi Divadari [News Corp], Kotni Srihari Rao [Reliance Payment Solutions ltd]









Here is the video of…

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Added by CISO Platform on April 8, 2020 at 1:30pm — No Comments

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CISO as an enabler

Started by Maheshkumar Vagadiya Jul 30. 0 Replies

Share the instances where you were able to convince the Executive management /board that CISO function is enabler rather then a hindrance.Thanks youMaheshContinue

Has Anyone Evaluated Digital Signature (like Docusign)?

Started by CISO Platform. Last reply by SACHIN BP SHETTY Apr 24. 1 Reply

(question posted on behalf of a CISO member)Has anyone evaluated digital signature (like Docusign), any specific risk/ security areas to be looked into while finalising a vendor? Any and all inputs will be very much appreciated.Continue

What are your strategies for using Zoom in your organization after recent vulnerabilities in news about Zoom platform?

Started by CISO Platform. Last reply by ANAND SHRIMALI May 20. 4 Replies

(question posted on behalf of a CISO member)What are your strategies for using Zoom in your organization after recent vulnerabilities in news about Zoom platform?Related Question: …Continue

[Please Suggest] Corona Virus: Security advisory for work from home

Started by CISO Platform. Last reply by Bhushan Deo Mar 20. 12 Replies

(question posted on behalf of a CISO member)Due to CORONA virus most of the organizations are allowing their employees to work form home.Has any one issued security advisory for work from home ?Continue

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