The Coronavirus Pandemic Has Created Novel Cybersecurity Challenges — But It May Also Give Us a Solution to the Cybersecurity Workforce Problem

Posted on May 7, 2020 at 11:26 am

By Josh Higgins, Senior Director of Policy and Communications The COVID-19 pandemic has created many new challenges for companies — such as managing a remote workforce, adopting new suppliers and cloud services, and a vastly expanded cyber-threat landscape — as the world works to maintain productivity through primarily virtual means. However, despite all these new […]

Coronavirus Creates New Insider Cyber Threat and How to Treat It

Posted on April 6, 2020 at 11:41 am

Instantaneous, Unplanned, Digital Transformation Creates Massive Cyber Risk By Larry Clinton Insiders are generally identified as the locus of about half of successful cyber-attacks. The 2020 edition of the Cyber-Risk Oversight Handbook published by the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) and the Internet Security Alliance (ISA) last month (available free of charge here). identifies the […]

ISA Board of Directors Offers Cybersecurity Best Practices for COVID-19 Crisis

Posted on April 2, 2020 at 10:56 am

The outbreak of coronavirus globally has created a new reality vastly increasing how much business is done online: While this new virtual reality is essential to sustaining business during the pandemic, it is critical that corporate boards are also aware of the increased cybersecurity threat from this intensified, and often unplanned, utilization of technology. As […]

Top Ten Reasons Why Cybersecurity Is Like Coronavirus

Posted on March 16, 2020 at 4:47 pm

By Larry Clinton I’m not saying cybersecurity and the coronavirus are exactly the same. The defining characteristic of the cyber threat is that we have conscious and deliberate actor’s carefully crafting attacks. The coronavirus has no conscience, no plan. At the same time, notwithstanding differences, these domains are both attacks on our cultures, and when […]

Cyber Principle Two for Boards: Know Your Legal Obligations

Posted on March 11, 2020 at 10:48 am

This is the second in a series of blogs distilling the cybersecurity advice for boards of directors contained in the new Cyber-Risk Oversight 2020 Handbook published by the National Association of Corporate Directors and the Internet Security Alliance. By Larry Clinton In 2015, ISA, along with Georgia Tech, the New York Stock Exchange, and Palo […]

The First Principle of Cybersecurity — It’s Not an “IT” Issue

Posted on March 2, 2020 at 10:37 am

By Larry Clinton At last week’s RSA Conference, the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) in partnership with the ISA published Cyber Risk Oversight 2020: Key Principles and Practical Guidance for Corporate Boards. This is the third in a series of cyber-risk handbooks ISA and NACD have partnered on since 2014, and like the previous […]


Posted on February 5, 2020 at 12:47 pm

WHAT I HEARD AT THE G-20 CYBERSECURITY DIALOGUE THIS WEEK This week I was honored to be one of the 17 outside experts (3 Americans including myself) asked to address the official G-20 Cybersecurity Dialogue in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. This meeting was designed to assist the G-20 Digital Economic agenda for this fall’s full G-20 […]

What I’ll Tell the G20 Cybersecurity Dialogue Meeting in Riyadh Today

Posted on February 3, 2020 at 7:16 am

By Larry Clinton I’m honored to be one of about 15 outside speakers who have been asked to address the G20 Cybersecurity Dialogue — part of the G20 Digital Economy Task Force — at their invitation–only meeting in Riyadh. I’m delighted that the world’s largest economies are launching an effort to look at our cybersecurity problems […]

Solarium Commission Off to a Good Start: What’s Next (Part II)

Posted on January 9, 2020 at 10:30 am

Cyberspace Solarium Commission Co-Chair Sen. Angus King (I-ME) has “leaked” to us that the Commission is virtually unanimous in the desire to see government process for cybersecurity overhauled. As we discussed in this space yesterday, that is a great, if not exactly novel, idea. But as the old saying goes, every great idea eventually devolves […]

ISA: Solarium Commission is Off to a Good Start, Now What?

Posted on January 8, 2020 at 9:32 am

In 2016 the ISA published a 12-step program for Congress and the new Administration to address the growing cybersecurity threat. Number 4 on the list (after act with greater urgency, spend more money, and understand cybersecurity is not just about IT) was that “Government needed to get organized to reflect the digital age.” Yesterday the […]