3rd Party Risk Management , Critical Infrastructure Security , Cybercrime

ISMG Editors' Panel: Are Our Systems Too Complex to Secure?

Discussion Also Addresses the Ransom-Paying Dilemma Faced by Cyber Extortion Victims
Clockwise, from top left: Tom Field, Anna Delaney, Mathew Schwartz and Tony Morbin

In the latest weekly update, four editors at Information Security Media Group discuss important cybersecurity issues, including addressing the complexity of security, the rising number of victims targeted by double extortion ransomware attacks and the Information Commissioner's Office's recent consultation on creating an international data transfer agreement.

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The editors - Tom Field, senior vice president, editorial; Anna Delaney, director, productions; Mathew Schwartz, executive editor, DataBreachToday & Europe; and Tony Morbin, executive news editor, EU - discuss:

  • Highlights from an interview with CISO Mustapha Kebbeh of security company Brinks Inc., on tackling the complexity of security;
  • The rising number of ransomware victims' names posted to data leak sites in double extortion attacks;
  • The ICO's recent consultation on creating an international data transfer agreement and how organizations can continue to protect people's personal data when it's transferred outside of the U.K.

The ISMG Editors' Panel runs weekly. Don't miss our previous installments, including the Oct. 1 edition discussing protecting Active Directory from ransomware attacks and the Oct. 8 edition discussing the potentially first - official - fatality linked to ransomware.

About the Author

Anna Delaney

Anna Delaney

Director, Productions, ISMG

An experienced broadcast journalist, Delaney conducts interviews with senior cybersecurity leaders around the world. Previously, she was editor-in-chief of the website for The European Information Security Summit, or TEISS. Earlier, she worked at Levant TV and Resonance FM and served as a researcher at the BBC and ITV in their documentary and factual TV departments.

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