Much of today's crime is "cyber-enabled," warns cybercrime expert Raj Samani, and successfully blocking such attacks increasingly demands not just better technology and public-private collaboration, but also an understanding of psychology.
The IT security industry must do a much better job of persuading young people with the requisite math and science skills to join the cybersecurity workforce rather than choose another profession, says David Shearer of (ISC)Â².
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.
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.
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.
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.
To better secure enterprise networks, as well as detect and respond more rapidly to data breaches, businesses need to know the who, what, where, when and why of all endpoints that connect to network resoruces, says ForeScout's Sandeep Kumar.
Rogue applications designed to impersonate a company's corporate brand are increasingly prevalent, offering attackers an easy way to fool online users into downloading malicious apps aimed at compromising credentials, says Arian Evans of the online security firm RiskIQ.
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.