With Proposed British Airways, Marriott Fines, That GDPR Iceberg Is Getting a Lot Bigger

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When French regulators cited Europe's fledgling General Data Protection Act in fining Google $57 million earlier this year for playing fast and loose with consumer data in personalizing ads, experts called what was then the biggest fine issued under the new law the "tip of the iceberg." It didn't take ... Read More

The CISO Speaks: Scott Niebuhr of The Aerospace Corp. on Cyber Security Staffing Challenge

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As if hiring cyber security staff wasn't challenging enough, now this: According to a Robert Half International survey, two-thirds of IT decision-makers plan to hire full time employees in the second half of 2019, and their top priority? Bringing in fresh cyber security skills. Given that this is an issue ... Read More

Achieving Warp Speed: Making Sure Your Security Infrastructure is Up to Snuff Will Supercharge Your Incident Responses

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When James Kirk found his beloved starship Enterprise unresponsive at a moment in which he and his crew faced seemingly hopeless odds, he would press the communication button on his captain's chair and bark something at his chief engineer like, "Scotty, we need warp speed in 3 seconds or we're ... Read More

EternalBlue Comes Home to Roost, In Baltimore: Will We Learn From Our Mistakes?

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If there's one thing we don't need at this juncture, it's our own government's cyber weapons being used against us. Yet, it seems that may be what happened in early May when city workers in Baltimore, MD, were greeted by locked screens and messages demanding a ransom to free up ... Read More

Cryptography is Changing Fast, and Cyber Security Pros Are Best Advised to Stay Ahead of the Curve

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Sometimes the world of cybersecurity seems to be upside down, and this is one of those times. In particular, one of the technologies that has long been hailed as the industry's salvation, cryptography, is in a time of great transition at a moment when it's needed more than ever to ... Read More

The CISO Speaks: ADP’s Roland Cloutier on Contending with the Security Challenges Introduced by Emerging Technologies

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Here at the RSA Conference blog, we've noticed a clear trend: cybersecurity professionals are generally interested in what CISOs have to say. With that in mind, we've decided to post occasional Q&As with CISOs on the topics of the day. To kick off our "CISO Speaks" series, Roland Cloutier, CISO ... Read More

Facebook’s Ongoing Security Challenges Are a Cautionary Statement for All Companies

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For a company that actively sought the more than 2 billion people that use its platform, Facebook sure is having a hard time staying on top of all of that personal data. With the company still reeling from the Cambridge Analytica fiasco that brought attention to just how little regard ... Read More

Why One Simple Concept Found its Way into Just About Every RSA Conference Keynote

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From the opening keynote of this year's RSA Conference in San Francisco Tuesday morning, one emerging theme spreading through the cyber security industry was made abundantly clear. "We are not just protecting data and applications and infrastructures," RSA President Rohit Ghai said. "We are in the business of protecting trust." ... Read More
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RSA Conference 2019: From Helen Mirren to a 1792 Penny, Cybersecurity Lessons Were Everywhere

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Having attended most of the San Francisco RSA Conferences over the past decade, I can safely assert that they never fail to send me away with a full brain. Over the course of the week, there are always countless opportunities to learn, exchange, share, grow, and be blown away. I'm ... Read More

RSA Conference Keynote Impressions: The Voice of Cybersecurity is Changing Along With the Industry, and She Has a Lot to Say

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If change is the only constant in life, as ancient Greek philosopher Heraclitus of Ephesus is often quoted as having written, then cybersecurity is alive and well. Reminders that cybersecurity is an era of unprecedented change were everywhere at this week's RSA Conference in San Francisco, but nowhere were they ... Read More