The Behavioral Economics of Why Executives Underinvest in Cybersecurity

Determining the ROI for any cybersecurity investment, from staff training to AI-enabled authentication managers, can best be described as an enigma shrouded in mystery. The digital threat landscape changes constantly, and it’s very difficult to know the probability of any given attack succeeding — or how big the potential losses might be. Even the known […]
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Cybersecurity is on the Precipice of a New and Dark Era

In what may come as one of the most (and yet least) surprising revelations on the US’ presidential election last year, it seems that an arm of the Russian military intelligence used spear-phishing campaigns and malware to attempt to manipulate parts of the American electoral system. There’s no evidence that the attack directly influenced the […]
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Cybersecurity Stands as Big Sticking Point in Software M&A

The breach that was the fly in the ointment of the Yahoo-Verizon deal is one of many now surfacing as security of acquired firms starts to become a point of negotiation. The mergers and acquisitions (M&A) market for software broke a lot of records last year, as investors took advantage of the convergence of cheap […]
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Cybersecurity insurance: A new answer to online crime

Because the Internet of Things is an unnatural disaster. Cybersecurity insurance has been gaining prominence over the past couple years across a variety of sectors. Now it’s poised to be the next big thing for consumers. For a barometer, look no further than American International Group Inc.’s newest consumer product called Family CyberEdge. According to […]
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How To Use The ‘Mr. Robot’ Approach To Cybersecurity

My wife and I just finished binge-watching the second season of “Mr. Robot,” the hit cable drama about a hacker with issues. We loved the writing, acting and sinewy, layered plot line that embraces most of the dark side of our cyber age. As you can imagine, getting hooked on Mr. Robot hasn’t made us […]
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Global Shortage of Cybersecurity Workers to Create 1.8Mln Vacancies by 2022

The global cybersecurity sector is facing a major shortfall of workers, according to research by International Information System Security Certification Consortium (ISC)², a non-profit organization which specializes in information security education and certifications. (ISC)² said that by 2022 there will be 1.8 million vacancies in the industry that will need to be filled. The General […]
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Why Is Cybersecurity So Hard?

After nearly 20 years of trying and billions of dollars in investment, why are organizations are still struggling with cybersecurity? In fact, the problem seems to be getting worse, not better. Answering this question requires moving beyond a purely technical examination of cybersecurity. It’s true that the technical challenges are very real; we don’t know […]
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The Major Component Missing From Trump’s Executive Order on Cybersecurity

State and local governments can play a critical role. You probably heard all about the devastating ransomware attack WannaCry. Starting May 12, it ripped through the globe, infecting more than 300,000 computers worldwide. What you probably didn’t hear was that the first reported appearance of the worm in the U.S. was on government computers in […]
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Cyber money better spent on attack deterrence, not recovery

Every business owner should be aware of the substantial issues caused by the latest malware attack which has played out over the past month or so. This attack exploited a newly leaked toolkit from the National Security Agency. “WannaCry,” as it is called, took advantage of a well-known vulnerability – one that had a patch […]
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Cybersecurity Jobs Report: Cybersecurity Ventures Predicts There Will Be 3.5 Million Cybersecurity Job Openings by 2021

Cybersecurity Ventures has reviewed and synthesized dozens of employment figures from the media, analyst, job boards, vendors, governments, and organizations globally, towards predicting the number of cybersecurity job openings ove the next 5 years. The cybersecurity job forecasts have been unable to keep pace with the dramatic rise in cybercrime, which is predicted to cost […]
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