CISOs news stories
Australian CISOs concerned over multi-layered security
The speed and complexity created by using multicloud environments and open source software libraries are making vulnerability management more difficult.
CISOs believe open source offers faster path to security
“Perceptions of open source software are evolving. What was once seen as potential risk is now seen as an enabler for both security and business."
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CyberRes launches Galaxy, brings cyber threat intelligence to security execs
CyberRes Galaxy enables cyber professionals to gain visibility into pressing threats to their business and helps organisations secure their value chains so they can focus on driving business growth, the company states.
Experts place the human factor at the centre of cybersecurity strategies
An expert panel examines the human faces of the cybersecurity, the evolving role and responsibility of CISOs, and how shaping a cyber-aware security culture within organisations is integral to minimising the growing threat of cybercrime.
Aus organisations under fire from persistent and sophisticated cyber attacks
“Once again we've found plenty to keep CISOs awake at night, from operational and infrastructure risks to data protection, threat activity and human-shaped challenges."
CEOs, CISOs doubling down on cloud-based cybersecurity
“Industry leaders are emphatically pointing to a very different future for cybersecurity."
Cloud-native architectures breaking traditional approaches to application security
Just 3% of organidations have real-time visibility into runtime vulnerabilities, as multicloud environments, Kubernetes, and DevSecOps drive digital transformation.
71% of CISOs aren't confident code is free of vulnerabilities before live production
Research from Dynatrace found 71% of CISOs say they’re not confident code is free of vulnerabilities before going into live production.
Three ways to prioritise cybersecurity for maximum protection
CISOs should implement this three-pronged approach to prioritising cybersecurity concerns, writes Fortinet regional director for ANZ Jon McGettigan.
CISOs facing rising security debts
Chief information security officers are facing a rising security debt to secure their organisations against an increasing volume of attacks by well-armed criminals.
Gartner: Top security and risk management trends for 2021
“CISOs are keen to consolidate the number of security products and vendors they must deal with."
Five big security questions facing CISOs
Given the global pandemic and the sudden shift in how the workforce operates, the CISOs worldwide have faced an unprecedented set of challenges. Several months into the transition, new struggles continue to arise, while many of the original ones remain unanswered.
SMEs treading water against 'endless volley' of cyber-attacks — report
According to a new report from Cynet, these SMEs are resorting to outsourcing some aspects of their threat mitigation in order to safeguard IT assets, as a result of the heightened risk of serious breaches.
Cybersecurity strategies must involve every part of the organisation - study
In the past year, a third of the breaches incorporated social engineering techniques and the cost of a breach caused by a human error averaged to $3.33 million.
The four tech jobs offering big opportunity in 2020
Students and job-seekers all across Australia should be adjusting their future plans to try and capitalise on what's proving to be one of Australia's only recession-proof industries - tech.
Revealed: The behaviours exhibited by the most effective CISOs
As cyber-threats pile up, more is being asked of CISOs - and according to Gartner, only a precious few are 'excelling' by the standards of their CISO Effectiveness Index.
CISOs: Dedicated investment in security is still lacking
Nine out of 10 CISOs say the board asks them for advice, but half of companies still lump cybersecurity into IT budget.
Are Fortune 500 companies failing at cyber security?
"Lax security and its resulting breaches have long-term repercussions for organisations as well as their customers, shareholders, partners, and other stakeholders."
Managed security services
How a virtual CISO can become part of a managed security regime
Security-as-a service is a particularly compelling option for smaller businesses that perhaps do not yet have the resources to adequately maintain a cybersecurity regime internally.
4 Reasons why CISOs should adopt threat intelligence
ThreatQuotient’s Anthony Perridge believes the answer to security teams falling behind criminals is to deploy threat intelligence platforms.
67% of organisations say they're understaffed to handle cybersecurity
RiskIQ's survey paints a grim picture that forecasts a 'perfect storm' where the problem of staff shortages collides with escalating cybercrime.
A force multiplier solution – the answer to the security skills gap crisis
It’s no secret that there is a yawning skills gap in the cybersecurity industry - but now RSA has come up with a way to 'multiply' your staff.
74% of CISOs say cybersecurity hinders productivity & innovation
An independent survey of 500 CISOs found cybersecurity is causing frustration with users reporting it's disrupting productivity and innovation.
Security firm Cyber Toa launches virtual CISO for Kiwi businesses
Wellington-based security company Cyber Toa launched the virtual CISO last week to help Kiwi businesses battle the torrent of cyber threats.