Social engineering, ransomware and DDoS top threats to cyber executives in Europe

Education of potential victims remains the most effective defense against social engineering, the European Union’s law enforcement agency Europol says, and cybersecurity executives must strengthen industry-wide cooperation as well as with governments and the rest of the private sector. Other sources of threats among cyber-dependent crimes are ransomware and Distributed Denial of Service Attacks, according…

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Increased connectivity to pose higher cyber risks in 2019

CISOs have to watch out for higher security risks in 2019 amid increasing connectivity and greater demand for telecommunication services, The Economist Intelligence Unit said. In a special report called Telecoms in 2019 released last week, the EIU said the rollout of fifth-generation (5G) technology – intended to support the development of a sharing economy,…

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The costs of deferring important cyber decisions

I was part of a conversation recently where someone stated that they were tired of all this cyber $%^t. It wasn’t the first time I heard such a sentiment expressed. It’s quite common to hear complaints about the importance placed on cybersecurity today. Unfortunately, those views ignore the rapid changes occurring in our society which are being supported…

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EQ: The Big Picture from the CISO’s Window

Missed vulnerabilities, insecure processes and malicious insiders may all lead to undesirable outcomes, since you may not have 100% control of these events. Even a direct report may have made an error. But while you may not have control of events, you can choose 100% control of your responses to them, which can lead to…

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