Vendors' and software makers' over-reliance on security messages and warnings has left users habituated to them, thus rendering such alerts less effective or even worthless, warns cybersecurity expert Alan Woodward.
This year's Infosecurity Europe conference in London is offering a top-notch range of sessions, ranging from how to battle cybercrime and social engineering to building a better security culture and workforce. Here's my list of must-see sessions.
Dick Williams, CEO of digital security firm Webroot, says the cybersecurity profession needs more than just technical experts. Learn why he says firms will seek out those who can understand the behaviors of cyber-attackers.
Trying to consume threat data remains a difficult and highly manual process, says Solutionary's Joseph Blankenship. But better machine learning and artificial intelligence could make the task easier for enterprises.
In today's cloud-based and mobile-security world, data and applications regularly operate both inside and outside any supposed "traditional" network perimeter, and that makes them tough to secure, say F5 Networks' Preston Hogue and Greg Maudsley.
Why not tap a community of bug hunters to find vulnerabilities in your products? That's the pitch behind Bugcrowd, which enables thousands of bug hunters to earn prestige - and cash - for finding and reporting new vulnerabilities.
How can businesses ensure that the content coming into an application is executed safely, and that the application itself isn't under attack? That's the problem being addressed by Prevoty, says CEO Julien Bellanger.
As organizations increasingly focus on securing critical data, they mustn't overlook one huge vulnerability: enterprise email. Steven Malone of Mimecast discusses the latest in unified email management.
To mitigate the threat posed by malicious insiders or attackers who compromise real users' credentials, businesses must create and monitor a baseline of legitimate user behavior and activities, says Idan Tendler, CEO of Fortscale.
To deliver effective information sharing and threat intelligence, the security industry must settle on a single set of threat-sharing standards, says David Duncan of the Internet security firm Webroot.
Malware researchers can track important technical details about attacks, but shutting down cybercrime networks requires law enforcement agencies to take the next step, says Alexander Erofeev of Kaspersky Lab.