I WANNACRY: When will the world start to listen to cybersecurity experts?

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In the early 90’s, when the consumer “World Wide Web” as it exists today was just getting started, it was apparent to many that we would soon be facing some serious security issues. The original Internet was built on trust: trust between universities and research institutes and the security-through-obscurity which came with being the only […]

Interpreting the New York State Cybersecurity Regulations

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New York State has led the nation in releasing its 23 NYCRR 500 cybersecurity regulation for financial institutions. This article is aimed mostly at those institutions, to give them guidance around what can be expected of them around this regulation, but its adoption has consequences for all states as it’s likely this will be expanded nationally […]

The US is currently helpless in a Cyber War Scenario

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Two teams take the field. On offense, huge adults who are professional athletes. An NFL team. On defense, eleven small, skinny children, barely standing above the belts of their opponents. Both sides square off as the play is set in motion and the NFL team executes its masterful offense. Very strong, athletic men use all […]

CISO-as-a-Service comes of age

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vCISO, or Chief Information Security Officer (CISO)-as-a-Service, is a concept whose time has come CISOs are hard to come by and good ones even more so. InfoSec professionals in general are tough to find and especially ones that can fulfill all the duties of a traditional CISO or InfoSec team: understanding business requirements, legal requirements, […]