Cybersecurity

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Note from the editor

The rush to send employees home to work obliterated the legacy security perimeter. Companies had to rethink 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 watched cyberattack records shatter. Then news of a SolarWinds compromise made executives what, and who, in their supply chain they could trust.

To respond, and stay protected, organizations called on savvy security leaders to help them adapt. Companies are rethinking cyberthreats in the remote work landscape, addressing long held pain points (including the ever-present thorn of terrible passwords). 

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

Cyberthreat trends in the remote work landscape

With more workers logging in from home, companies face new cybersecurity challenges and opportunities.

• Published Jan. 25, 2021

What the SolarWinds compromise means for IT

A renewed awareness of IT supply chain risks emerged from the attack. CIOs now seek more visibility into the inner workings of their providers.

• Published Dec. 17, 2020

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.

• Published Sept. 22, 2020

Security pushes DevOps to breaking point

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

• Published Sept. 16, 2020

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.

• Published July 29, 2020

IT execs face growing pressure to balance security with productivity

Companies are caught between competing interests as remote workers offset digital security needs with work-life balance.

• Published Dec. 14, 2020

Passwords for everything. Why are they still terrible?

Because the cockroaches of cybersecurity are hard to contain.

• Published July 24, 2020

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.

• Published July 10, 2020

Poor software quality cost businesses $2 trillion last year and put security at risk

The COVID-19 pandemic played a role in the rise of operational software failure.

• Published Jan. 7, 2021

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.

• Published Aug. 12, 2020

Biggest cybersecurity takeaways 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
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Davide Savenije Editor-in-Chief at Industry Dive.