Many organizations have undergone sweeping technological and operational changes in the past 18 months, creating new conversations around how these new technologies and processes should be secured and who is tasked with protecting them. This was the core of a keynote delivered by Maxine Holt, senior director of cybersecurity at Omdia, during the inaugural Omdia…

The number of data breaches has skyrocketed during the ongoing health crisis, as hackers have taken full advantage of these uncertain times. According to the FBI’s 2020 Internet Crime Report, complaints soared by 69.4% in the last year. Unfortunately, media coverage of mega breaches (e.g., SolarWinds, Capital One) often puts a spotlight on the tail…

We have all heard the castle-and-moat analogy to describe traditional centralized approaches to cybersecurity. As cloud security becomes increasingly important in the modern landscape, I think we should add one more component to the analogies we use to think about security: fog. Sometimes the fog is so thick that you can barely see what is…

In 2020, IoT Security Must Be Part of Your Threat Management Strategy

Internet-enabled devices are emerging more and more in business and personal environments. Often going unnoticed, they simply appear within network infrastructures, using wired or wireless connections and expanding the enterprise attack surface. In fact, enterprises nowadays likely have more internet of things (IoT) devices on their networks than traditional endpoints — according to Armis, by…

Innovative organizations build security into their cloud strategy

Businesses are increasingly evolving their security strategy to advance their cloud strategy. Based on research and interviews with industry practitioners, Hurwitz & Associates sees clear evidence that balancing velocity and security in the cloud starts with adopting new approaches to security. “Customers are increasingly depending on cloud computing to support the need for business agility and speed of transformation….

Transform Your Security Strategy to Avoid Digital Roadblocks

If you are a chief information security officer (CISO) in a midsized or large organization, you might be familiar with this problem: The marketing department just launched a campaign and is collecting customer information on an unverified partner system. In addition, another business unit is launching a digital sales channel and has established its own…