EdgeWave's Mike Walls, a former bomber pilot who led Navy red teams, says penetration testing is useful in analyzing bits and bytes but not the readiness of operations under attack from cyberspace. Red teams, he says, can analyze the impact on operations.
Organizations are getting increasingly prioritizing incident response capabilities by putting investigation firms on retainer, or creating their own internal teams, says Patrick Morley, president and CEO of Bit9 + Carbon Black.
Attackers today continue to refine their distributed denial-of-service attack capabilities, delivering downtime on demand. The increase in attack effectiveness and volume demands new types of defenses, says Akamai's Richard Meeus.
Two years after the leaks that showed the U.S. National Security Agency spied on America's European allies, the U.S. and Europe still need to rebuild trust so they can collaborate on defending against cyber-attacks, says Carsten Casper of Gartner.
Last year, organizations took an average of 205 days to detect a breach. To better combat such attacks and lock down breaches, FireEye's Jason Steer says organizations must lower that to hours or even minutes.
"Show me your dashboard." That's a request security expert Gavin Millard regularly makes to CISOs to demonstrate how today's too-complex dashboards highlight the challenge of gathering and distilling essential security metrics.
Financial services firms are increasingly applying contextual security tools to help identify fraud more quickly. But a shift to continuous authentication will provide even better security, says Vasco's Jan Valcke.
Intel Security cybercrime expert Raj Samani says that after the April disruption of the Beebone botnet by law enforcement agencies, researchers have found more infected nodes than normal, largely in Iran.
How does an advanced threat adversary operate for 10 years, undetected? FireEye APAC CTO Bryce Boland shares details of the decade-long APT30 campaign that targeted organizations in India and Southeast Asia.
Many security pros look askance at "cybersecurity." But Symantec's Sian John says the embrace of that term shows just how much senior executives are beginning to understand the risks their organizations face.
Assessing the risks presented by "digital business" - the new business designs that blur the digital and physical worlds - will be a theme at the 2015 Gartner Security and Risk Management Summit, says Andrew Walls, event chairman.
To help organizations discover what they don't know is happening on their networks, Darktrace uses machine learning to create advanced baselines of normal behavior, then sounding alarms when it sees deviations.
Cybercrime continues to evolve, offering an ever-increasing array of niche capabilities, ranging from attack techniques and infrastructure to related research and sales services, warns Trend Micro's Bharat Mistry.
To entice more women, as well as men, to enter information security professions, researcher Lysa Myers says the industry needs to kill its boring image and better communicate the full array of opportunities available and the skills that are in demand.