Adopting Economic Analysis Gives Cyber Execs Leverage in Demonstrating Value

“If you’re in cyber security, you’ve got a problem,” said Scott Borg, CEO of Cyber Consequences Unit. C-level cyber security people may be topped out career-wise in their organizations because management may not understand what they do and security terminology is alien to businesspeople. Speaking on the “Economics of Cybersecurity,” Borg advocated that his security […]

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Threat Hunting Reduces Hacker Residence on a Breached Site

Average dwell time, where a hacker inhabits a breached system, is 200 days, said Bob Stasio of DreamIt Ventures, a cybersecurity company that hunts for intruders on organization systems. He has worked in security positions for IBM, NSA, FAA and NASA. Addressing Cyber Security Summit 2018, Stasio said that 80 percent of hacks are stopped […]

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Bruce Schneier: Government Needs to be Part of the Cybersecurity Solution

“Everything today is a computer,” declared Cyber Security Summit 2018 keynoter Bruce Schneier, CTO, IBM Resilient. IoT is the “computerization” of the whole world, making exponentially complex the safeguarding of most of our devices. Schneier, author of many security-related books and the popular Schneier on Security blog, presented “Click Here to Kill Everybody,” the name […]

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Email Continues to Account for 90% of Phishing Attacks

Based on their behavior, cyber attackers seem to agree that old, proven tools are hard to beat. Email remains a cost-effective go-to tool for launching a cyber assault, relying on a little help from the human element. Brandon Reid, Enterprise Sales Manager at Mimecast, an email security company, presented Anatomy of an Email-Borne Attack at […]

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Top 10 Items to Protect Security Systems from Cyber Attack

David Tyson, the CEO of CISO Insights, spoke to attendees of Cyber Security Summit 2018 about the top measures to take to protect security systems from cyber attacks. He began by visiting old challenges related to patches, viruses and denial of service attacks that persist as they have for the past 20 years. Out of […]

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Cyber Security Summit Notes: Four Current Top-Line Policy Trends

Public policy trends drive what will happen with future cybersecurity regulation. Matthew Rhoades, Managing Director of the Cybersecurity and Technology Program at the Aspen Institute, reviewed four current top-line trends to attendees at Cyber Security Summit 2018. Rhoades’ list and comments: Data security and sensitivity is a driver in current discussions and legislation, domestically and […]

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That’s a wrap! Looking back at Cyber Security Summit 2018

For the past eight years, the Cyber Security Summit in Minneapolis has brought people with different viewpoints on cybersecurity issues together to hear from experts, learn about trends and discuss actionable solutions. Our 2018 Summit was no different and we’d like to thank you once again for joining us! In addition to the annual 2-day […]

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Everything you need to know before Cyber Security Summit

The 2018 Cyber Security Summit is just around the corner and we’re looking forward to spending three days with the top cybersecurity professionals from across the globe. We’ve made some changes since last year, so we thought it would be helpful prepare you with a rundown of everything you need to know. Feel free to […]

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Ask the keynote: Stefanie Horvath discusses how history and trends impact cybersecurity

With technology evolving on a daily basis and an increasing amount of data to secure, it’s no surprise that the industry of cybersecurity is a fast paced one. “The fact that there is not just one single most influential trend in cybersecurity but a confluence of many is very influential to the nature of the […]

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Gen Z Might be the Answer to the Cybersecurity Workforce Shortage

Just as we think we are starting to get a handle on Millennials in the workforce, a new generation is changing the game. Enter Gen Z. The oldest members of Gen Z (those born after 1996) are hitting 21 and 22 years old and thus, entering the workforce. And the industry that is hungry to […]

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Patient Safety Unites Rival Medtech Firms

Cybersecurity challenges are turning natural competitors into willing collaborators as companies try to ward off the shared threat of attack.  By Michael Border “Oops, your important files are encrypted,” a May 2017 pop-up advised on the screens of an estimated 200,000 computers worldwide. The culprit was WannaCry, a cryptoworm that attacked computers running the Windows […]

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