Change management is a critical part of a robust API management program, said Shaam Farooq, vice president of technology at Atlas Energy Solutions and a CyberEdBoard member. Team members must review and approve changes as they happen and communicates those changes across IT and OT security teams.
Many hospitals are still more reactive than proactive in terms of embracing recommended best practices that can advance their cybersecurity maturity level, said Steve Low, president of KLAS Research, and Ed Gaudet, CEO of consulting firm Censinet, who discuss findings of a recent benchmarking study.
In the latest weekly update, ISMG editors discuss top takeaways from Ukraine's cyber defense success, how a European regulator suspended Facebook data transfers to the United States, and the state of the EU General Data Protection Regulation on its five-year anniversary.
Five years after the effective date of the General Data Protection Regulation, the European Union privacy law - hailed as a way to protect the privacy of citizens in an increasingly digital world - continues to be marred by criticism over its lack of effectiveness and uneven implementation.
Seed funding for Israeli cybersecurity startups has blossomed despite the economic downturn, and both deal volume and size have strengthened in 2022 as compared to 2021. The indefinite closing of the initial public offering market in spring 2022 caused late-stage investment to fall off a cliff.
Organizations lack visibility into their network and assets to fully understand their threat and risk exposure, said Liberty Strategic Capital's Michael D'Ambrosio. The trend of accessing corporate networks from remote locations has made it tough for businesses to know what's on their network.
Cyber programs must go beyond the digital realm and address physical security challenges around buildings and data centers even though there isn't a tool to implement. Firms often adopt physical security measures such as a secure data center with cameras and locked doors only when it's required.
The U.K. government earlier this month introduced a strategy to reduce fraud and scams called Fraud Strategy: Stopping Scams and Protecting the Public. Ken Palla, retired director of MUFG Bank, said this as an important step to combat authorized scams, which have now eclipsed unauthorized fraud.
Cyber insurance applicants should provide detailed responses that clarify the nature of their business to avoid claim denials in the event of a security incident. Pasich LLP Senior Managing Associate Tae Andrews urged applicants to "interrogate the interrogator" to push back on vague questions.
MiCA's consumer protection provisions extend to cybersecurity, with its anti-money laundering, cyberattack liability and travel rule clauses. ISMG contributors Ari Redbord of TRM Labs and Troy Leach of Cloud Security Alliance discuss its impact on cybercrime, compliance challenges and the way ahead.
In the latest weekly update, four ISMG editors discuss the mounting fallout from the March hack of Capita and accompanying data breach, the comprehensive crypto regulation adopted by the EU, and Crosspoint Capital's agreement to purchase Absolute Software for $657 million.
Former chief security officer Joe Sullivan avoided jail time for his role in impeding a federal investigation into Uber's security practices, but attorney Lisa Sotto of Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP warned security leaders and executives "to take heed" and ensure they are covered for personal liability.
The "shift left" movement puts "unrealistic" expectations on developers, said Gayatri Prakash, vice president and general manager of compliance at CloudBees. She said installing new tools to manage various parts of the SDLC is not necessarily "going to solve our problem for security."
Cyber resilience is "even more critical in the post pandemic world," said Amit Basu, CISO of International Seaways. The NIST framework is a useful tool for developing, testing and maintaining cyber resilience, but too often security teams neglect the "detect" and "respond" functions, he added.
Attacks like Kaseya and SolarWinds have highlighted the supply chain risks and demonstrated how securing the supply chain can no longer just be considered a compliance function. It has evolved into a risk management function, said Fred Kneip, chief executive officer at CyberGRX.