Pretexting incidents, a social engineering technique that manipulates victims into divulging information, have nearly doubled, representing 50% of all social engineering attacks, according to Verizon's 2023 Data Breach Investigations Report, which analyzed more than 16,312 security incidents.
In this episode of "Cybersecurity Insights," Antoinette Hodes of Check Point Research discusses the need to consolidate an organization's cybersecurity posture, gain visibility into OT and IT assets, and use cybersecurity education to increase worker safety.
In this episode of "Cybersecurity Insights," Lonnie Price of Peraton discusses the importance of partnerships between the public and private sectors to help Ukrainians with the war effort. He also shares how we can become better educated and more efficient as cyber defenders.
Financial institutions must leverage artificial intelligence and other new-age authentication tools to establish a robust KYC process in the era of remote account opening, said Vishal Kapoor, head of group finance audit and risk audit and executive director at DBS Bank.
Security organizations in the APAC region need to adopt widely recognized frameworks consistently ensure digital trust and protect privacy, according to a panel of experts from the APAC region. Industry certifications are a good investment for improving security programs and business resilience.
Yigal Unna, former DG, National Cyber Directorate, Israel, emphasized the importance of continued collaboration between defenders and the formation of a Global Cyber Cabinet consisting of more than 20 national CISOs from leading countries working to dismantle cybercrime syndicates.
Government-imposed rules on incident reporting by organizations impacted by cyberattacks are not new – many sectors have been subjected to them for decades. What is new is that governments are introducing new, more stringent incident reporting rules that will affect a broader set of organizations.
The number of ransoms paid by organizations is on the decline, which is positive news. But we know that the criminals are always innovating. Valerie Abend, global cyber strategy lead at Accenture, said cybercriminals are constantly learning to accomplish their objectives.
The intelligence community long refrained from adopting open-source technology, but its value has become evident with the rise of cloud computing and machine learning. Practitioners also are shifting toward open-source intelligence to augment the information obtained through human intelligence.
The high-profile Equifax breach happened nearly six years ago. Jamil Farshchi, CISO of Equifax, discusses how the firm invested $1.5 billion, hired new staff and improved governance to prevent future attacks, but he says security organizations need to enter a new era of cooperation and transparency.
New resources released Monday from a high-profile federal advisory group provide insights into the state of healthcare sector preparedness and best practices for dealing with evolving cyberthreats, according to Erik Decker, CISO of Intermountain Healthcare and co-chair of the task force.
Retired Air Force Gen. Gregory Touhill, the very first U.S. federal CISO back in the Obama administration, says he's encouraged by the new U.S. National Cybersecurity Strategy. His top takeaway: the shift of cybersecurity responsibility from consumers to manufacturers of vulnerable products.
Asia-Pacific healthcare sector organizations struggle with many of the same cybersecurity challenges as clinics in other parts of the world, including ransomware threats and denial-of-service attacks, says Errol Weiss, chief security officer of the Health Information Sharing and Analysis Center.
It’s become more and more evident to organizations that new-school security awareness training is an absolute requirement for managing the ongoing problem of social engineering. But how do you develop a program that will deliver the goods without doubling your workload or costing an arm and a leg?
Global Cyber Alliance CEO Philip Reitinger shares updates on the alliance's Internet Integrity and Capacity & Resilience programs, which tackle key challenges of internet infrastructure, privacy and safety. Success is measured by the number of partners and "who is using the platform," he says.