How can the many job openings for cybersecurity specialists be filled? "Reskilling" can play a critical role, says Greg Touhill, the nation's first federal CISO, who's now president of Cyxtera Technologies. In an interview, he offers a preview of his upcoming presentation at the RSA Conference 2019.
The 2019 RSA Conference offers an opportunity to learn about new concepts across all aspects of cybersecurity. One such area is "data gravity," which will be the topic of a session featuring Microsoft's Diana Kelley and Sian John. They discuss the concept in a joint interview.
What are some of the hottest issues that will be discussed at this year's RSA Conference, to be held March 4-8 in San Francisco? Britta Glade, content director for the world's largest data security event, says DevSecOps - as well as third-party risk and cloud-related issues - are emerging as key themes.
The RSA Conference returns to Abu Dhabi in November, and event organizers Linda Gray Martin and Britta Glade say this year's agenda is packed with new speakers and topics unique to this growing annual event.
Security practitioners need to look at security from a business risk perspective and protect what matters most to the organization, says Rajnish Gupta, RSA's country head, India and SAARC, who explains how business-driven security works.
The source code for the Mirai botnet has been updated to launch DDoS amplification/reflection attacks, although so far that capability hasn't been used, says Gary at Arbor Networks. Even so, DDoS defense planning remains essential.
When it comes to massive DDoS attacks powered by the likes of a Mirai botnet, "the sky is not falling," says ESET security researcher Cameron Camp. But organizations do need to prepare - and here's where to start.
To meet the increasing customer demands for effective solutions, security vendors must ensure their products work together well, says Dr. Mike Lloyd of RedSeal. This is particularly essential to achieving "digital resilience," the ability to promptly detect and respond to network intrusions, he says.
With Verizon's data breach investigations team finding that 90 percent of breaches trace to a phishing or other social engineering attack, lead investigator Chris Novak says that using multifactor authentication should be a no-brainer for all organizations.
When trying to detect which security events are malicious, analysts have long battled signal-to-noise problems. LogRhythm's James Carder describes how behavioral analytics, case management, security automation and threat intelligence can help.
The European Union's General Data Protection Regulation, which will be enforced beginning in May 2018, will affect organizations throughout the world because it applies to any company that handles Europeans' personal data, says Fred Kost of HyTrust.
Paid breach notification site LeakedSource has disappeared. Given the site's business model - selling access to stolen credentials to any potential buyer - breach notification expert Troy Hunt says the site's demise is no surprise.
Attackers are increasingly targeting mobile channels, driving banks to seek better ways of verifying the authenticity and integrity of not just users, but also mobile devices and transactions, says John Gunn of cybersecurity technology firm Vasco Data Security.
Emerging insider threats have quickly proven that the proverbial "walled garden" is not so walled after all, and without true end-to-end encryption, insiders and outsiders can compromise sensitive data, says Dr. Phillip Hallam-Baker of Comodo Group.
Through a technique known as "retrospection," organizations can replay attacks, going back to scan their networks for malware identified after their networks were infected, says Ramon Peypoch of Protectwise.
Organizations are increasingly turning to user behavioral analytics to help more quickly detect new attacks - emanating from inside or outside the enterprise - as well as mitigate those threats, says CA's Mark McGovern.
As more IoT devices are compromised to wage large-scale attacks, related litigation and regulatory scrutiny will grow, which means device manufacturers - and users - could be held more accountable, says Richard Henderson, global security strategist at Absolute.
Increasing regulatory oversight is overwhelming smaller banks and credit unions, pushing them to continue to focus more on compliance than overall cybersecurity and resilience, says Sean Feeney, CEO of Defense Storm.
Staying current in threat detection is key, which is why more security companies need to embrace a more open way of thinking when it comes to solutions integration, says Christopher Kruegel, CEO of Lastline.
Because most malware is spread via phishing, experts at Webroot are focusing their attention on stopping phishing attacks before they have a chance to infect a system with malicious code, says David Dufour, the company's senior director of engineering and cybersecurity.