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Yujin Kim/CIO Dive

Note from the editor

The COVID-19 pandemic, and ensuing recession, turned security strategies upside down. 

The rush to send employees home to work obliterated the legacy security perimeter. Companies had to readjudicate security policies reliant on the network perimeter. There was also an influx of software to protect, as companies turned to service-based technology models. 

Security threats did not dissapear with the new work constraints. Instead, CISOs saw a year cyberattack records shattered. 

To respond, and stay protected, organizations called on savvy security leaders to help them adapt. Companies rearticulated priorities and addressed long held painpoints (including the ever-present thorn of terrible passwords). 

As 2020 comes to a close, security decision makers are called to defend their organizations no matter what. The costs of failure, whether it's regulator scrutiny or tarnished reputations, are too high.  

Naomi Eide Senior Editor

The new cybersecurity priorities of 2020

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COVID-19 is shattering cyberattack records

The daily inundation of misinformation, misconceptions and misunderstandings has given cybercriminals an endless buffet of cyber-based ammo to iterate their attacks.

6 types of CISO and the companies they thrive in

Jeff Pollard, VP and principal analyst at Forrester, wants CISOs to discover the type of leader they are — transformational, tactical, steady — and run with it.

Security pushes DevOps to breaking point

The future of DevOps is "going to break application security," said Dale Gardner, research director at Gartner.

5 charts that show the impact, and cost, of data breaches

"The saying 'time is money' applies here," said Chris Scott, director of Security Innovation and Remediation at IBM.

Passwords for everything. Why are they still terrible?

Because the cockroaches of cybersecurity are hard to contain.

Everyone is struggling with cloud security

With rising complexity, 96% of organizations are concerned about their cloud security, a Sophos report found. Misconfigurations are at the heart of the trouble.

Cybersecurity trends from 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic, and ensuing recession, turned security strategies upside down. The rush to send employees home to work obliterated the legacy security perimeter. However, security threats did not disappear with the new work constraints. Instead, CISOs saw a year where cyberattack records were shattered.

included in this trendline
  • Security pushes DevOps to breaking point
  • 5 charts that show the impact, and cost, of data breaches
  • The new cybersecurity priorities of 2020
Our Trendlines go deep on the biggest trends. These special reports, produced by our team of award-winning journalists, help business leaders understand how their industries are changing.
Davide Savenije Editor-in-Chief at Industry Dive.