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CISO Challenges: Burnouts and Culture Mismatch

In this episode of CISO Talks we sat down with Gerry Ashison and Matt Goodman, co-founders of Auricoe, to discuss common challenges that CISOs face in the role. There are a number of recurring challenges that you are likely to face as a CISO, including burnout, culture mismatch, high turnover and more. How can we improve these situations? Let’s take a look. High Turnover of CISOs CISO tenure is … [Read more...]

Preparing to be a CIO: How to Reduce Stress

A Chief Information Officer (CIO) is responsible for the design, implementation and management of our IT systems, and plays an invaluable role in keeping those systems secure. What’s more, there is serious shortage of IT security professionals, and so the last thing we want to do is lose a valuable member of staff or discourage people from pursuing a career as a CIO. However, the life of a … [Read more...]

A week in security (February 10 – 16)

Last week on Malwarebytes Labs, we explained how to battle online coronavirus scams with facts, discussed the persistent re-infection techniques of Android/Trojan.xHelper and how to remove it, provided cyber tips for safe online dating, and showed how Hollywood teaches us misleading cybersecurity lessons. We also released the 2020 State of Malware Report describing the threat landscape of the … [Read more...]

The CIO Security Checklist: Questions to Answer

Some larger companies will employ both a Chief Information Officer (CIO) and a Chief Information Security Officer (CISO). They are both responsible for protecting and managing sensitive data, although the role of the CIO is much broader. The role of the CISO is to ensure that proper controls are in place to protect the company’s digital assets, while the role of the CIO is to ensure that the … [Read more...]

A week in security (December 30 – January 5)

Last week on Malwarebytes Labs, we took a dive into edge computing, looked at new web skimmer techniques, and rolled our eyes at silly people doing silly things. Other cybersecurity news: Stills and chills: A Reddit user notices their security camera is grabbing stills from other people’s devices. (Source: Reddit) Tik Tok, the clock has stopped: The US Military has banned soldiers from making use … [Read more...]

Making the case: How to get the board to invest in higher education cybersecurity

Security leaders in institutions of higher education face unique challenges, as they are charged with keeping data and the network secure, while also allowing for a culture of openness, sharing, and communication—all cornerstones of the academic community. And depending on the college or university, concerns such as tight budgets and staffing shortages can also make running a successful security … [Read more...]

Making the case: How to get the board to invest in government cybersecurity

Security leaders are no longer simply expected to design and implement a security strategy for their organization. As a key member of the business—and one that often sits in the C-suite—CISOs and security managers must demonstrate business acumen. In fact, Gartner estimates by 2020, 100 percent of large enterprise CISOs will be asked to report to their board of directors on cybersecurity and … [Read more...]

Why CISOs and Lawyers Need to Work Together for GDPR Implementation

Despite the GDPR being over a year old, there still exists a gap between legal and technical that makes guidance more difficult to craft and implement. Despite the fact that the General Data Protection Regulation being probably the most famous compliance regulation in the world, many organizations are still struggling fully understand what’s required of them. An honest and frank look at the way … [Read more...]

CISOs: How to Get the Cybersecurity Budget You Need (and How to Spend it)

The frequency and severity of data breaches over the last few years, combined with security incidents threatening well-known brands, has brought cybersecurity to the forefront of many board meetings. Data is being generated at an unprecedented rate and the value of data is increasing, which means that the potential attack surface grows year on year. Many organizations have taken steps to address … [Read more...]

Why CISOs are Suffering from Increasing Levels of Stress

When it comes to the world of cyber-security, it’s practically impossible to predict what is around the corner, and it’s no surprise that CISOs are struggling to keep their heads above the water. They are required to deal with a wide-range of attack vectors including APTs, Phishing, DDoS, Ransomware, Cryptojacking, Formjacking, “brute force” password attacks, and more. To … [Read more...]