Stress levels for CISOs are increasing as they deal with emerging security issues during the COVID-19 pandemic. So it's more important than ever to make communication and diplomacy a top priority to help facilitate a team approach to security, says training specialist Keil Hubert.
Corporate culture can have a big impact on an organization's ability to achieve cybersecurity objectives, says Jessica Barker, chair of ClubCISO, a private members forum for European information security leaders, who provides insights on gauging an organization's security maturity.
In the current work-at-home environment, keeping the workforce educated about critical cybersecurity practices requires "short, sharp bursts of education" that offer compelling messages, says Vicki Gavin, a former CISO who now serves as a cyber education consultant.
In honor of World Password Day, here's a task for every organization that uses remote desktop protocol: Ensure that all of your organization's internet-facing RDP ports have a password - and that it's complex and unique.
Despite the need to battle COVID-19, several nations' in-development digital contact-tracing apps are already dogged by security and privacy concerns. Whether enough users will ever trust these apps to make them effective remains a major question. Is it too late to get more projects back on track?
In the age of COVID-19 - when staying as close to home as possible and trying to avoid touching anything in public that might spread coronavirus is the new normal - cash is out, and "contactless" payments are in, if you're lucky enough to be able to use them.
As countries pursue national 5G rollouts, an unwanted security challenge has intensified: Some extremists have been vandalizing or even firebombing transmitter masts, driven by conspiracy theories suggesting not only that 5G poses a public health risk, but that it also helps cause COVID-19.
Can you "big tech" a way out of a pandemic? Many governments around the world are trying, and Australia is joining the herd with a contact tracing app. But Australia has a splotchy record of large government tech projects, including in health, that may result in low voluntary adoption of an app.
As CISO of SoftBank Investment Advisers, Gary Hayslip is dealing with a familiar crisis management challenge: Supporting a remote workforce, with extra emphasis on secure identities. But he's also keeping a close eye on his team and the risks of burnout.
When securing the remote workforce, it's important to be mindful of the human challenges - educating children, caring for elders and dealing with the barrage of COVID-19 news, says Microsoft's Diana Kelley, who shares insights on balancing cybersecurity and compassion.
The latest edition of the ISMG Security Report analyzes how and why Russia is spreading disinformation about the COVID-19 pandemic. Plus: the latest CCPA regulation updates; a CISO's tips on securely managing a remote workforce.
Russian authorities typically turn a blind eye to cybercrime committed by citizens, provided they target foreigners. But as the recent "BuyBest" arrests of 25 individuals demonstrate, authorities do not tolerate criminals that target Russians, and especially not anyone who targets Russian banks.