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Does your organization face challenges with effectively aligning IT security teams and business executives? In many organizations, it seems that business executives and IT security teams don't always understand each other's roles. Executive leadership may not realize the cyber risks to their organization, such as APT threats, insider threats, espionage, phishing. Also, IT security teams may not know what business systems are MOST important to protect before and during an incident.
So how can you successfully align IT security with the C-Suite, and keep the collaborative alignment effective? Before we answer that question, let's first talk about the challenges that have historically kept IT security and business executives out of alignment.
Strategic vision directly influences and impacts the success of implementation of IT security controls. IT security MUST be positioned as a business enabler. And businesses must... read more >
A recap of RSAC 2017
RSA 2017 finished up last week - thousands of security professionals descended upon the Golden City, ready to learn about the newest technology.
If you made it to our booth, you heard us discuss how digital transformation is having a substantial impact on organizations in every industry. The cloud is becoming harder to navigate, with more products and solutions offered than ever before. On top of that, many organizations with a security program in place, are wondering how to keep up with the threat landscape and digitization.
I touched on this during my interview with Illena Armstrong, VP Editorial, SC Media at RSA. Organizations need a strong and flexible security program that is able to adopt and transition to new technological advancements for your organization. Watch the full interview below to learn about how the ability to adopt solutions faster can be cost saving, and key things to consider in the digital transformation... read more >
As 2016 comes to a close, instead of discussing the past breaches and security issues of 2016, it’s time to start thinking about what challenges we will face in 2017. Monitoring major security trends and predictions can help your security program stay ahead of any potential threats, and anticipate where the cyber industry is going.
We asked several of our top leadership at NTT Security about 2017, and what security trends or predictions they may have. Below we list several trends to watch out for in the next several months:
Jon Heimerl, Manager, Threat Intelligence Communication Team, NTT Security
- Resurgence in Hacktivism
As 2016 closes, political unrest has increased in several parts of the world for a variety of reasons. For example, the U.S. presidential election highlighted partisan disagreements, the European Union is struggling with...
Here’s the obvious answer…
If you’ve ever wondered whether your company should spend its hard-earned money on strengthening its cybersecurity posture, the answer is a resounding YES! But why? That’s what we are going to discuss today.
Cybersecurity companies have been saying it for years: “The question is not if, but when your company will be attacked.” At an increasing rate, these attacks come in the form of phishing emails, where an unsuspecting (often untrained) employee opens what appears to be a legitimate email and subsequently clicks on a malicious link. With two clicks, your company and its associated data are now open to the world. An attacker has free rein of your entire network, thanks to the unsuspecting employee who clicked on the malicious link.
Perhaps all too often the obvious answer is to fire the employee – or is it so simple?
Truth be told, had that employee received acceptable training from the time their... read more >
Is your information security program ready to go pro?
It is officially the start of my favorite time of the year: football season. College and NFL seasons are kicking off in September, which means the next 20 or so weekends will be filled with football.
So why am I talking about football? In the blog today, I’ll be comparing a common framework, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Cybersecurity Framework, to my favorite sport, football. Using comparisons when talking about security can be a powerful tool in helping to break down complex topics and make a technical problem easy to understand.
For a little background, below is a brief description of the NIST Cybersecurity Framework, from their website:
Created through collaboration between industry and government, the voluntary Framework consists of standards, guidelines, and practices to promote the protection of critical infrastructure. The prioritized, flexible,... read more >