The dangers associated with compromising critical infrastructure assets burst into public view with the May 2021 Colonial Pipeline ransomware attack, prompting significant investment from both the government and the private sector, according to Claroty Chief Product Officer Grant Geyer.
Cloud has a dirty little secret: While most say moving to cloud is inevitable, not everything today can or even should run in the cloud, says SecZetta's Richard Bird. He explains why hybrid approaches are here to stay and how security teams must respond, especially when it comes to identity.
As the Russia-Ukraine war continues, and analysts watch for retaliatory cyberattacks against Ukraine's allies, cybercrime tracker Jon DiMaggio of Analyst1 says there's good news, in that Russian cybercriminals seem to have little or no incentive to move against U.S. critical infrastructure.
As information technology - aka IT - and operational technology - aka OT - continue to converge, organizations must stay ahead of new security challenges and threats, says Mex Martinot, vice president and global head of industrial cybersecurity at Siemens Energy.
Mandiant has taken advantage of the opportunity to become truly vendor-agnostic since selling its FireEye products business to Symphony Technology Group in October, and it has pursued integrations with leading endpoint security vendors, says executive vice president and CTO Marshall Heilman.
Jeremy Grant says many areas in cybersecurity are fragmented, but Grant Schneider adds, "We don't want everyone developing collaboratively because the competition drives a lot of innovation in this space." The two discuss striking the right balance between industry fragmentation and collaboration.
"Social media is probably the newest and most impactful thing that we've seen from a cybersecurity perspective at Maricopa County," says its CISO, Lester Godsey. The only response to misinformation and disinformation campaigns, he says, is to use the same platform and respond with the facts.
Darknet markets continue to thrive despite regular disruption by law enforcement agencies and exit scams by administrators because they offer easy access to services such as tools for laundering cryptocurrency, says Kimberly Grauer, head of research at blockchain analytics firm Chainalysis.
To keep pace with rapid industry changes, including the major vulnerabilities that crop up with alarming regularity, cybersecurity education needs to get more agile, say Hack The Box's Trevor Nelson and Emma Brothers. They discuss how cybersecurity education delivery must continue to evolve.
The use of software-as-a-service applications has dramatically increased since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, and the changing consumption patterns have ushered in a new set of security challenges, according to Obsidian Security co-founder and chief product officer Glenn Chisholm.
Since joining Forescout 15 months ago as CEO, Wael Mohamed has aggressively pursued acquisitions, scooping up CyberMDX in February to safeguard internet of medical things devices and Cysiv in June to help OT and IoT customers analyze, detect and respond to threats using cloud-native data analytics.
Every second of downtime after a ransomware attack costs businesses in industries such as retail and e-commerce large sums of cash. Business continuity is therefore vital even before determining whether ransomed data or systems can be recovered, says VMware Security General Manager Kal De.
Arctic Wolf was one of many security companies to relocate during the COVID-19 pandemic, moving from Silicon Valley to the Minneapolis area in 2020. The move was accompanied by a push to find workers in nontraditional geographies that continues today, says Chief Product Officer Dan Schiappa.
Microsoft Azure Chief Security and Risk Officer Edna Conway says the industry is getting better at sharing information, but adds, "We don't have the protections that we need." She envisions a new model for information sharing that will be better suited for use in the next 10 years.
Former Rockwell Automation CISO Dawn Cappelli discusses the mission of the new Dragos OT-CERT - a cybersecurity resource designed to help industrial asset owners and operators build their OT cybersecurity programs, improve their security postures and reduce OT risk - and her role as its director.