cybersecurity (165)

Norton recently announced its Anti-Virus product will have a new feature that enables mining of Ethereum cryptocurrency for their customers, if they choose to participate.  Is this a nice benefit for users or a reckless move to that increases overall

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2022 will be a very tumultuous year for cybersecurity professionals. The underlying fundamentals that drive major shifts of the cybersecurity industry — technologies, threats, and economic factors, will introduce new risks and combine to significantl

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Ransomware is a growing scourge. Is it possible to eradicate this entire class of attacks? I think it is but in today’s Cybersecurity Insights interview I have a lively debate with Malcolm Harkins on criminalizing ransomware payments and different ap

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Technology can be mesmerizing. We are all lured by the seemingly endlessly tantalizing stream of emerging technologies that promise to connect and enrich our lives. But there is a potential dark side. For every great innovative benefit, there are acc

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Firmware is the little-talked-about component of every digital device and computer system, that possesses tremendous control, and is now being targeted by cyber attackers.   In today’s Cybersecurity Insights podcast, I am talking with Scott Scheferma

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I recently presented to a small group on why cybersecurity is becoming more difficult over time, despite all the money and effort that is being applied. Sharing a replay of the presentation where I discuss cybersecurity history, root causes, shifting

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A new bill has been proposed to address Ransomware. Congressman Patrick McHenry recently introduced the Ransomware and Financial Stability Act of 2021.

Good Direction, but Falls Short

I believe it is the right direction for undermining ransomware attac

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Recently introduced Ransomware and Financial Stability Act (H.R.5936) is the right direction for undermining ransomware attacks, by disallowing payments, but it just does not go far enough. This proposal only benefits traditional financial institutio

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One of the greatest challenges for a cybersecurity leader is to convey the present digital risks upward to the c-suite and Board of Directors. Representing to executive leadership the value of security, which protects the organization’s assets, reput

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The 2021 Front Lines cybersecurity conference brought together a panel to discuss the challenges faced by the industry with growing security threats and far too cybersecurity professionals to combat them. The “Closing the Cyber Skills Gap” panel feat

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U.S. leadership organized a meeting with over 30 nations to figure out how to address the growing problem of ransomware. The results were unimpressive, lacking the bold innovation needed to stem the meteoric rise of ransomware that is targeting busin

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Will slapping a cybersecurity label on IoT devices, like nutrition label on foods, result in better overall protection and consumer decisions? Although sharing risk data with purchasers sounds like a good idea, there are challenges. The U.S. is f
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