Vulnerability management is difficult and not getting any easier. CISOs and security teams struggle to keep their organizations safe from cyber security threats that come from software flaws. A big part of the challenge is the growing number of vulnerabilities that need to be fixed and the lack of resources available to remediate them.
Last week, our good friend Raj Umadas, Director of Security at ActBlue, teamed up with our very own Tim Erlin, Head of Product, to talk about the newly proposed NIST Cybersecurity Framework (CSF). It was a fantastic discussion covering the intent behind this update, the major changes from v1.1 to v2.0, and how it applies to API security. Raj and Tim really dug deep into a lot of issues, and answered a lot of questions from the audience.
Every organization handles security differently, based on their needs and internal structure—but in some mid-sized and large companies, both the chief information officer (CIO) and the chief information security officer (CISO) are involved. This can set up a CIO vs. CISO standoff. Indeed, historically, the relationship between the CIO and CISO has been described as adversarial but ever-evolving.
According to the Cyber Security Skills in the UK Labour Market 2023 report released by the UK government, 50% of UK businesses face a fundamental cyber security skills gap, while 33% grapple with an advanced skills gap. This is just one of the challenges that the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) must face. While these figures remain similar to 2022 and 2021, it's evident that there's still work to be done to bridge the expertise divide.
Trust is hard to earn but necessary for any successful relationship. As organizations build the systems to support Zero Trust, they find themselves balancing security and functionality across their operations. Incident Response and Network Operations in particular can be full of traumatic experiences, and as we sink into those moments the typical responses are freeze, flight, or fight.
As competition ramps up in the financial services sector, agile and efficient application development is critical to delivering the seamless digital experiences today’s customers want. Chances are, if you’re not already moving applications to cloud and containers, you’re considering it. But cloud-native development also brings security and compliance implications you may not have fully thought through.
For the longest time within the cybersecurity industry, we have had Chief Information Security Officers (CISOs) whose role is to set the strategic direction for Information Security within an organisation. But what are the stepping stones to becoming a CISO? In the past, this has been a difficult question to answer, but typically the CISO is someone who moved up through the ranks in IT and developed additional knowledge and skills related to data protection, privacy and risk management.