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Privacy By Design Is Still Imperative

Each year brings more large-scale security and privacy breaches, leaving the general public questioning to what extent companies could be trusted with their sensitive information. Retail, health care, banking, entertainment, governments – no industry is left untouched. Security and privacy must remain top of mind within every organization as both are essential in safeguarding data, protecting…

How to Unlock Cybersecurity Talent

Today the cybersecurity sector is fraught with the challenge of a diminished talent pool. Cisco’s report, “Mitigating the Cybersecurity Skills Shortage,” highlights the worldwide shortage of one million information security professionals. It sends out a disturbing warning to the cybersecurity industry to bridge this gap immediately or face consequences with significant costs. There is no…

Ransomware in Healthcare – Strategies for Protecting the Enterprise – Part Three

In this three-part series, Academic Health Care CISO Mitch Parker shares his insights on ransomware, incident response and best practices for building a world class prevention program. Read parts one and two. As I mentioned in my previous articles on ransomware, I have spoken at numerous industry conferences and discussed the growing threat of ransomware with many…

The Army of Things

By now, you’re probably well aware of the fate recently befallen on the Brian Krebs site KrebsOnSecurity.com.  A Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack in excess of 620/Gbps caused such a strain on one of the world’s largest DDoS protection services, that Krebs asked that his site fundamentally be black-holed until the storm passed. What…