The Human Element of Incident Response – Part Four

There is an extraordinary amount of money and time spent on detection and response relative to cybersecurity, and much of this conversation is technology focused.  In this series of articles, DocuSign CISO Vanessa Pegueros explores a different aspect of incident response — the human being. She asserts that people ultimately orchestrate incident response and the…

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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…

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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…

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The Human Element of Incident Response – Part Three

There is an extraordinary amount of money and time spent on detection and response relative to cybersecurity, and much of this conversation is technology focused.  In this series of articles, DocuSign CISO Vanessa Pegueros explores a different aspect of incident response — the human being. She asserts that people ultimately orchestrate incident response and the…

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The Human Element of Incident Response – Part Two

There is an extraordinary amount of money and time spent on detection and response relative to cybersecurity, and much of this conversation is technology focused.  In this series of articles, DocuSign CISO Vanessa Pegueros explores a different aspect of incident response — the human being. She asserts that people ultimately orchestrate incident response and the…

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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…

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

In this three-part series, Academic Healthcare CISO Mitch Parker shares his insights on ransomware, incident response and best practices for building a world-class prevention program. Read part one. As a preamble to this list of key considerations and best practices, let me first say that all organizations should plan to be attacked.  While there may…

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Beyond Security and Privacy…A CISO’s Influence on the Ethical Use of Data

This article is based on the closing keynote remarks I delivered at the IQPC Cybersecurity in Higher Education Conference in March 2016.  This is one higher education CISO’s viewpoint of issues, interactions and risk that exists at the intersection between security and privacy.  The University of Wisconsin (UW) – Madison is the flagship campus in…

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The Human Element of Incident Response – Part One

There is an extraordinary amount of money and time spent on detection and response relative to cybersecurity, and much of this conversation is technology focused.  In this series of articles, DocuSign CISO Vanessa Pegueros explores a different aspect of incident response — the human being. She asserts that people ultimately orchestrate incident response and the…

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