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WHAT IF COVID HAD HAPPENED IN 1990 INSTEAD OF 2020? OR 2030?

Posted on December 1, 2020 at 10:30 am

This post is a one in the “Rethink Cybersecurity” series. Additional posts in this series are available here In early spring of 2020, the world underwent the largest change in how people did work in human history. Almost overnight “going to the office” became a potentially deadly trip.  Hundreds of millions of people, world-wide, suddenly […]


RETAILERS’ DILEMMA: GO DIGITAL & FACE CONSTANT ATTACKS OR GO BANKRUPT

Posted on November 25, 2020 at 10:30 am

The retail sector is a paranematic case of the crazy nature of digital economics that need to be rationalized. The retail sector is one of the cornerstone industries of the U.S. economy, but growing advancements and dependence on internet and technology has brought major cybersecurity challenges firms must overcome. The cybersecurity issues are so pervasive […]


WHAT IS THE SMART WAY TO GROW AND SECURE THE SMART GRID?

Posted on November 24, 2020 at 10:00 am

Technological advancements in the energy sector have dramatically changed energy production, transmission, and consumption to be more efficient and cost-effective. However, these exciting innovations == products of the digital age are inconsistent with the long-standing economics of the energy industry. Energy companies need to adapt to this changing landscape to remain viable, resulting in increased […]


ARE BANKS REALLY AT THE TOP OF THE CYBERSECURITY ECOSYSTEM?

Posted on November 23, 2020 at 10:00 am

The financial services sector has generally been acknowledged as being ahead of the curve in deploying cybersecurity to counter emerging threat vectors and ensure business continuity. Surveys regularly place the sector as the one spending the most on cybersecurity. In fact, the combined budget of just two financial institutions is larger than the entire cybersecurity […]


World Economic Forum, National Association of Corporate Directors, and ISA Collaboration Shows Centrality of Economics in Cybersecurity

Posted on November 20, 2020 at 10:00 am

The announcement today that the World Economic Forum (WEF), the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD), and the Internet Security Alliance (ISA) are working in collaboration on developing consensus principles and metrics for cyber-risk oversight, representing an important turning point in how cyber risk will be understood.  Historically cybersecurity has been conceived as a technical […]


THE BIG PROBLEM IN CYBER DEFENSE IS REALLY SMALL

Posted on November 19, 2020 at 10:00 am

It shouldn’t be surprising that our major defense companies, known as “the Primes,” in the industry, are among the best at cybersecurity. Indeed, an earlier study by FireEye found that typical industry sectors had a breach rate of 96% while the defense industrial base (DIB) had a breach rate of “only” 76%. Of course, no […]


MORE THAN MONEY: MEDICAL TECHNOLOGY CREATES RISKS TO HUMAN LIFE

Posted on November 18, 2020 at 10:00 am

Just a few weeks ago the US Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), the FBI, and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued a joint statement warning that healthcare organizations are under an “increased and imminent” threat from ransomware. NBC News reported that at least twenty hospitals have been hit in a recent wave of ransomware, […]


We Invite You To Follow Our New Daily Cybersecurity Blog

Posted on November 16, 2020 at 9:47 am

Today, and for the next few months, the Internet Security Alliance (ISA) will be conducting a fairly intensive social media campaign urging that we, government and industry, rethink and substantially upgrade our cyber security efforts. I want to invite you to join in with your own thoughts and opinions. The reason we are doing this […]