The city of Atlanta's ransomware outbreak cleanup and response tab has hit $2.6 million after a March attack froze corporate servers, employees' PCs and resident-facing portals. Some security experts say the breach response funds would have been put to better use preventing the outbreak in the first place.
Increasingly, SonicWall is focused on the midmarket, and CEO Bill Conner wants to help ensure that smaller and midsized enterprises have appropriate visibility into the threat landscape - the threat actors, as well as whom they are targeting.
Corporate espionage appears to be the motive behind cyberattacks targeting a variety of medical-related equipment and systems, researcher Jon DiMaggio of Symantec says in an in-depth interview about the activities of a hacker group the company has dubbed "Orangeworm."
Great news: "SunTrust to offer free identity protection ... at no cost on an ongoing basis." Of course, nothing comes for free, at least for 1.5 million customers of the Atlanta bank, whose personal details may have been sold to criminals by a former employee.
In today's extended enterprise, with organizations leveraging supply chains and the cloud, microsegmentation has become a hot network security technology. Tom Patterson of Unisys discusses the trend, as well as behavioral biometrics.
Hot cybersecurity trends under discussion at this year's RSA Conference include artificial intelligence, facial recognition, protecting not just data but also knowledge, as well as rapid data breach response, says Chris Pierson, CEO of Binary Sun Cyber Risk Advisors.
Organizations too often prioritize data breach prevention at the expense of data breach response - or vice versa, depending on current fashion - when an emphasis on both remains mandatory, warns Art Coviello, the retired chairman of RSA.
IT administrators and business partners require privileged access to enterprise networks to ensure that business continues to get done. Yet this very same access is all too often abused by insiders and outsiders, leading to otherwise preventable data breaches, says Matt Dircks, CEO of Bomgar.
Cybersecurity pros need to apply the Darwinian approach of "survival of the fittest" to cybersecurity to navigate the risk landscape and raise the industry baseline for security, says Dan Schiappa of Sophos.
Against today's threat landscape, the security operations center takes on greater importance - and so does the movement to automation. Dario Forte of DFLabs discusses how to employ SOC automation to boost incident response.