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  • Half of security teams report to CISO, others miss out on business benefits: survey

    Companies get more buy-in for risk assessments and alignment with business goals when cybersecurity reports to the CISO, an ISACA survey found.

    By Samantha Schwartz • July 27, 2021
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    How 3 critical infrastructure security executives manage vulnerabilities

    Assessment of risk and strategy depends on the technologies or services companies use for vulnerability alerts, according to executives during a Dragos webcast.

    By Samantha Schwartz • July 26, 2021
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    Engineers need cybersecurity training, too

    Companies will undergo a shift in cyber culture, eventually combining the data engineers and network security professionals use to search for vulnerabilities.

    By Samantha Schwartz • July 22, 2021
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    Behind the Firewall: A hub for security executive information sharing

    In Cybersecurity Dive's recurring column, executives tackle the issues they regularly confront, from at-home security solutions to avoided disasters.

    By July 2, 2021
  • The risk of disconnect between CIOs and CISOs

    Companies need their CIO and CISO working together to reach their strategic goals. Strain in the relationship is a recipe for breaches.

    By Roberto Torres • July 1, 2021
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    Behind the Firewall: How 5 cyber execs got started in security

    The cyber field is newly formed, and talent is in high demand. The road to a career in security can vary widely, from family legacies to accidental break-ins.

    By , , June 25, 2021
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    Infosec execs still lack direct access to the CEO: study

    About 93% of IT security professionals don't report directly to their CEO, while a majority do not provide security updates to their boards of directors.

    By June 22, 2021
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    Biden confronts Putin on cyberattacks, private sector optimistic

    The U.S. president drew a line with the Russian leader on critical infrastructure as the countries plan to cooperate on reducing malign activity.

    By June 17, 2021
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    Overlap concerns grow as more federal cyber officials join the ranks

    With the addition of the national cyber director, confusion could arise as to who or what branch will provide guidance for private sector partners.

    By Samantha Schwartz • June 16, 2021
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    Behind the Firewall: How 9 execs implement cybersecurity at home

    Cybersecurity follows professionals outside of the workplace as they instill best practices in their homes and communities. 

    By , Samantha Schwartz , June 11, 2021
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    What to expect from the national cyber director

    While there are technicalities to sort out, the primary goal of the role is to fill a void in federal cybersecurity strategy across agencies and sectors. 

    By Samantha Schwartz • Updated June 18, 2021
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    Behind the Firewall: 4 cyber executives on security disasters they avoided

    Cybersecurity leaders dodge catastrophes each day — from malware to gaps in the network perimeter. 

    By , , Samantha Schwartz • May 28, 2021
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    Pinning ransomware gangs is a game of 'whack-a-mole'

    Dismantling international criminal enterprises takes a combination of law enforcement, intelligence and allies. But gangs rebrand to evade detection.

    By Samantha Schwartz • May 26, 2021
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    No invite needed: CISA threat hunting authority spans government networks

    The SolarWinds and Microsoft Exchange hacks reinforced the government's need for a holistic view of the threat landscape.

    By Samantha Schwartz • May 20, 2021
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    What 5 security chiefs learned from COVID-19

    From vaccine development to barren grocery story shelves, CISOs speaking at RSA Conference 2021 discussed how they navigated security in a complex threat landscape.

    By Samantha Schwartz • May 19, 2021
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    Security spending to rise, buoyed by cloud: Gartner

    Cloud security was the "smallest, but fastest growing" market, according to the research firm. 

    By Samantha Schwartz • May 18, 2021
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    White House cybersecurity order lands with a plea for private sector help

    Federal action alone is not enough, the White House said, though higher government standards could improve private sector security. 

    By Samantha Schwartz • May 13, 2021
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    What happens if threat data isn't shared?

    Threats only have meaning if companies decide they do; if an organization does not deem a threat serious enough, they can go unshared. 

    By Samantha Schwartz • April 30, 2021
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    Cybersecurity careers: Makeshift beginnings, technical pursuits

    As the field becomes more visible, thanks to large cyberattacks and breaches invading mainstream media, more curious minds will seek employment.

    By Samantha Schwartz • April 28, 2021
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    Who is making enterprise security decisions?

    A leader should sign off on security systems and protocols. However, protection is weaker if decisions bottleneck with one person.

    By Sue Poremba • April 26, 2021
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    Global supply chains grapple with international cyberpowers

    Cybersecurity intertwines industry with geopolitics. Governments will have to grapple with how to balance national security, business continuity and intellectual property protection.

    By Samantha Schwartz • April 26, 2021
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    Security officials want continuity, accountability from national cyber director

    The role will form "the fabric" between the private and public sectors and act as liaison between Congress and the White House.

    By Samantha Schwartz • April 23, 2021
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    Marijuana is becoming more accepted. Will cybersecurity employers play along?

    As more states legalize recreational use, employers in the public and private sectors may need to change how they hire for cybersecurity.

    By Samantha Schwartz • April 20, 2021
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    Mondelez revamped boring security training

    Anything security does to agitate users, in terms of their accessibility or ease of use, will harden resistance to training.

    By Samantha Schwartz • April 15, 2021
  • White House announces CISA, national cyber directors

    The appointments coincide with the discretionary funding request the White House submitted on Friday. 

    By Samantha Schwartz • April 12, 2021