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Bots Are an Existential Threat to Our Economy

By Tiffany Olson Kleemann, CEO, Distil Networks In 1998, “Titanic” became the first movie to gross $1 billion, the Michael Jordan-led Chicago Bulls won their sixth NBA championship, and President Bill Clinton was impeached but acquitted of wrongdoing in the Monica Lewinsky scandal. It also was the year when bots – pieces of software that run automated tasks over…

Six Cybersecurity Predictions for 2019

By Tim Steinkopf, president, Centrify Predictions are, well, predictably unreliable. But one certainty is that cyber breaches will continue to plague organizations in 2019. Here are six emerging trends that can help organizations stay strong in the coming year and build up their cyber defenses. #1: Zero Trust Goes from Buzzword to Reality As catastrophic data…

How to deploy cyber hygiene to prevent ransomware attacks

Timur Kovalev, chief technology officer, Untangle Cyberattacks are becoming more and more common, and in many cases, they can be avoided by training employees and engaging in good IT hygiene practices. Poor IT hygiene can put organizations at unnecessary risk of falling victim to these growing and increasingly sophisticated threats. SMBs, in particular, are susceptible…

Automating for Endless zero-days

By Derek Manky, chief of security insights & global threat alliances, Fortinet The number of vulnerabilities available to cybercriminals continues to accelerate. But according to one recent report, of the over 100,000 vulnerabilities published to the CVE list, less than 6 percent were actually exploited in the wild. The challenge is that predicting which vulnerability…

Tackling the security complexity in 5G IoT devices

By Yogendra Shah, Senior Principal Engineer, InterDigital IoT is one of three major use cases driving the development of 5G and it brings untold complexity and inherent risk that threatens to undermine the opportunity even before it gets started. 5G networks are expected to connect tens of billions of IoT devices, and, as opposed to…

Nation-states, terrorists place critical infrastructure in their cross-hairs

By Steve Durbin, managing director, Information Security Forum Over the coming years, the very foundations of today’s digital world will shake. Innovative and determined attackers, along with changes to the way organizations conduct their operations, will combine to threaten even the strongest establishments. Only those with vigorous preparations will stand tall. Nation states and terrorist…

Giving the game away: Five obvious “tells” in malicious emails

By Stu Sjouwerman, CEO, KnowBe4 As the online threats to organizations have grown over the past 10-15 years, security awareness training (SAT) has become a critical component of the security infrastructure deployed by IT departments to protect their networks from attacks by malicious actors, whether those attacks are driven by increasingly sophisticated phishing campaigns, voice-driven…

We must inspire more talent into cybersecurity careers

As the skills shortage worsens and cyber attacks soar to new heights, there’s a tangible need to attract fresh and experienced talent to careers in cybersecurity or catastrophe looms. By Mukul Kumar, CISO and VP of  cyber practice, Cavirin Systems The cybersecurity threat landscape continues to cause serious concern. As the number of cyber-attacks increases…

How CISOs can tell a better security story to their board

By Ed Bellis, co-founder, CTO, Kenna Security Historically, when CISOs have been called to speak to their organization’s board of directors, it was an uncommon event. Just a decade ago, the CISO who presented more than once per year was a rare bird. Times have changed. Boards of directors are taking an interest in cybersecurity…

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