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Security Think Tank: To stop ransomware, preparation is the best medicine

Paul Watts details what you should be focussing on when thinking about business resiliency in the context of ransomware.

published 24 - November - 2022
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Solve ICS Security Issues with ICS and IT Team Convergence

Threat actors are predicted to weaponise industrial control systems in order to harm or kill humans by 2025 - how should you prepare?

published 29 - September - 2022
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Securing Industrial Control Systems: The What, Why and How

Steve Durbin featured in Forbes to shed light on the best practices you should consider to better protect ICS environments.

published 30 - August - 2022
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How the Responsible Use of AI Can Create Safer Online Spaces

Steve Durbin offers recommendations for organisations to mitigate the potential risks and manage the ethical adoption of AI.

published 16 - August - 2022
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Organisations Cannot Prosper Without Trust: Five ways to boost trust with cyber security

Steve Durbin offers advice on how you can prevent the dilution of enterprise value and trust in the eyes of your stakeholders.

published 04 - August - 2022
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Five Trends Making Cyber Security Threats Riskier and More Expensive

As risks increase with the world becoming more digital, regulated, and interconnected, Steve Durbin offers steps to reduce their impact.

published 27 - July - 2022
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Three Cyber Threats Resulting from Today's Technology Choices to Hit Businesses by 2024

Steve Durbin features in Dark Reading to discuss three major cyber threats that could result from today's hasty technology decisions.

published 13 - July - 2022
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Security Think Tank:
Balanced approach can detangle supply chain complexity

Francesca Williamson shares insight on how you can detangle the complexities of the supply chain and create better security practices.

published 08 - July - 2022
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Three Threats Dirty Data Poses to the Enterprise

Steve Durbin discusses three dirty data cyber security concerns, and how organisations can protect themselves against these emerging threats.

published 06 - July - 2022
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What's Zero Trust, and What's Driving Its Adoption?

Steve Durbin deconstructs Zero Trust; explaining how it works, what the common misconceptions are, and what to consider before implementation.

published 08 - June - 2022
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7 Steps to Combat Cybersecurity Threats in Times of Instability

Steve Durbin outlines steps organisations and security teams can use to understand and prepare for potential threats in times of instability.

published 18 - May - 2022
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How Cybersecurity Leaders Can Add Value to M&A Deals

Steve Durbin offers advice on the M&A process: how you can mitigate risk and highlight to leadership the value of information security.

published 10 - May - 2022
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World's Largest Cybersecurity Benchmarking Study Finds that Top Executives Believe their Organizations are Not Prepared for New Era of Risk

ThoughtLab's press release for their study, providing evidence-based insights into the most effective cybersecurity practices and investments.

published 10 - May - 2022
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Cyber Risks for the Emerging 5G Era

Steve Durbin expands upon the risks, not only to individuals and businesses, but also to nations as 5G technologies transform communications.

published 29 - April - 2022
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The Importance of Effective Cyber Risk Management

Dan Norman looks at what needs to be considered when evaluating the risks involved in an organisation’s security strategy.

published 07 - April - 2022
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Revised Scope of UK Security Strategy Reflects Digitised Society

The omission of the word ‘security’ from the title of the UK government’s new National Cyber Strategy is a telling one.

published 25 - March - 2022
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Four Major Cyber Risks in an Era of Tech Dominance

Read as Steve explores the technological risks that may lead to crises in the next decade in his latest article for Forbes.

published 16 - March - 2022
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How to Secure a Smart City

Dan Norman discusses the security challenges ahead with the continued shift to smart cities becoming an attractive target for cyber attackers.

published 07 - February - 2022
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Confronting Pervasive Cyber Threats for 2022 and Beyond

Discussing key pervasive cyber threats for 2022, Steve Durbin's recent Forbes article presents a strong foundation for security teams.

published 24 - January - 2022
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Is the IT Sector Beset by Fear-Mongering?

Paul Watts features in this Computer Weekly article aimed at helping security professionals lead with knowledge, rather than react with fear.

published 22 - December - 2021
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"log4j 2" - a perfect way to ruin a security professional's weekend

By now Members will be very familiar with the concern around the 'log4j 2' remote code execution vulnerability; Apache's java-based logger library also known as 'Log4Shell'. This vulnerability is filed as CVE-2021-44228 in the NIST National Vulnerability Database.

published 16 - December - 2021
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Zero Trust: Five Misconceptions Every Business Should Avoid

Cybercrime is a major threat to every industry and organization in the world. No wonder global entities are desperately seeking a silver bullet that can somehow neutralize cybersecurity threats.

published 06 - December - 2021
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Dissecting the true value of SASE is a challenge

As a relatively nascent technology that is getting a lot of publicity, dissecting the true…

published 01 - December - 2021
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Maritime Cyber Security: A Global Challenge Tackled through Distinct Regional Approaches

Maritime cyber security is an emerging issue that requires immediate attention, according to the International Maritime Organization (IMO). Feedback received from global shipping professionals indicate that a common threat to the industry, such as cyber security, is dealt with differently among industry practitioners around the globe.

published 30 - November - 2021
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Why Does Ransomware Still Work?

Paul Watts, distinguished analyst, contributes to how ransomware has managed to retain its high profile in cybercrime for Computer Weekly.

published 30 - November - 2021
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Zero Trust: An Answer to the Ransomware Menace?

By Steve Durbin, Chief Executive of the ISF. Zero trust isn't a silver bullet, but…

published 22 - November - 2021
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Federal Cybersecurity Directive Spotlights Aging Computer Systems

Chronis Kapalidis, Principal at the ISF featured in WSJ. Many of the cybersecurity gaps outlined…

published 09 - November - 2021
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Demystifying zero trust and how it helps with ransomware

Zero trust is a strategy organisations will need to look at implementing in the same…

published 15 - October - 2021
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Embracing vulnerability management for the greater good

It is important to recognise that although setting out a policy and process for RD…

published 04 - October - 2021
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The next wave of cyberattacks will have 5G to thank

Given the high stakes, security should be at the forefront of 5G rollout plans At…

published 04 - October - 2021
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Artificial Intelligence: The Future Of Cybersecurity?

The number of devices and associated challenges are far too many. IIoT devices possess limited…

published 23 - September - 2021
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An Effective Supply Chain Starts With Security

For more advanced, sophisticated supply chains, it’s about continually going back over it to increase…

published 06 - September - 2021
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How criminals use artificial intelligence to fuel cyber-attacks

AI systems and can be entrenched by programmers or specific data sets. Unfortunately, if this…

published 01 - September - 2021
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What CISOs need to know about Wi-Fi 6E

Until now, there were limitations on some of the heavier network related devices like virtual…

published 24 - August - 2021
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What are the risks associated with personal, unsanctioned apps on corporate devices and why?

From a security perspective, what are the personal apps/app types that you think CISOs should…

published 24 - August - 2021
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Are 5G Networks Setting The Stage For A New Wave Of Cyberattacks?

...the sheer volume and velocity of 5G networks, combined with the complex infrastructure and heavy…

published 11 - August - 2021
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The transport threat

Ransomware will proliferate over the coming years, with attackers locking individuals into, or out of,…

published 29 - July - 2021
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Adapting InfoSec for Container Security

Containerization has effectively become the new normal for expediting app delivery and improvements; security concerns…

published 27 - July - 2021
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The Trouble With Automated Cybersecurity Defenses

Speed and accuracy in identifying and responding to threats are the alluring promises of automated…

published 13 - July - 2021
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Top 5 cybersecurity challenges in the hybrid office

The pandemic has caused a tectonic shift in how we live and work. Many companies…

published 18 - June - 2021
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How a Security Architecture Can Keep Your Organization Upright Amid Future Upheaval

By Steve Durbin, Chief Executive of the ISF As organizations claw their way back from…

published 18 - June - 2021
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Time to accept printers will leak data

Though rarely discussed in a cyber context, the prevalence of connected printers and MFPs poses…

published 14 - June - 2021
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Designing and Building a Security Architecture

Ultimately, a well-designed security architecture will enhance understanding, simplify decision-making, improve efficiency and contain costs.…

published 10 - June - 2021
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Ransomware Is Everywhere — Here’s What You Need To Consider

Steve Durbin is Chief Executive of Information Security Forum. He is a frequent speaker on the…

published 01 - June - 2021
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What the FLoC? Everything you need to know about Google’s new ad tech that aims to replace third-party cookies

First party cookies are really useful. For instance, they mean you don’t have to log…

published 19 - May - 2021
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The case for vaccine passports: the real world versus the digital world

Distinguished Analyst Andy Jones and Senior Analyst Alex Jordan, both of the ISF, take opposing…

published 11 - May - 2021
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Eurasia Risks 2021 - Digital Totalitarianism

Highly connected ecosystems of digital devices will enable the harvest, repurpose and sale of sensitive…

published 12 - April - 2021
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The new reality of a world online

Interview with Steve Durbin, Chief Executive of the ISF and The European  The combination of…

published 06 - April - 2021
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Technology Is Just A Tool: Why People Are The Heart Of Everything We Do In Business

The idea that technology can solve all our problems is seductive. It seems like every product vendor claims to...

published 01 - March - 2021
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Five Threat Vectors Destined To Make Waves In 2021

By Steve Durbin, CEO of the Information Security Forum, and Forbes Business Council Member Building…

published 20 - January - 2021
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New Year’s Resolutions for the Board in 2021

By Steve Durbin, CEO of the ISF Maturing your organization’s ability to detect intrusions quickly…

published 13 - January - 2021
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Cybersecurity Must Be the Top Priority for the Board in 2021

By Steve Durbin, CEO of the ISF Leading the enterprise to a position of readiness,…

published 07 - January - 2021
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Practical tips and advice for personal IoT security

By Daniel Norman, Senior Solutions Analyst at the ISF A large portion of IoT-related breaches…

published 18 - December - 2020
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Top Global Security Threats Organizations Will Face in 2021

Attackers will continue to be presented with the tools and opportunities to target and exploit…

published 17 - December - 2020
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Ransomware attacks target backup systems, compromising the company ‘insurance policy’

The success of ransomware is reliant on whether or not the target organization has patched…

published 16 - December - 2020
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Conti Gang Hits IoT Chipmaker Advantech with $14M Ransom Demand

Payment of a ransom is also a contentious discussion – in many cases the ransom…

published 11 - December - 2020
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Why Security Awareness Training Should Be Backed by Security by Design

As a starting point, an individual will always choose to be productive in their current…

published 02 - December - 2020
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Qbot Banking Trojan Now Deploying Egregor Ransomware

Organizations should have an incident response or crisis management plan for ransomware events, knowing who…

published 26 - November - 2020
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Imminent Cyberthreat Could Disrupt Hundreds of US Healthcare Systems

Basic cyber hygiene standards need to be met, covering patching and updates, network segmentation, network…

published 16 - November - 2020
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Three Common Digital Transformation Challenges — And How To Overcome Them

By Steve Durbin, Managing Director of the ISF and Forbes Business Council Member Once expectations are…

published 05 - November - 2020
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Why ransomware has become such a huge problem for businesses

Anyone with access to the Dark Web can buy readily available ransomware kits for less than $100.…

published 04 - November - 2020
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Norway Alleges Russia Orchestrated Parliament Email Hack

The attacking state will build user profiles, understand patterns of behavior and then they will…

published 30 - October - 2020
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Why Organizations Should Be Wary of the Security Risks Posed by Augmented Reality

By Steve Durbin, Managing Director of the ISF AR promises much, but organizations will soon…

published 29 - October - 2020
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#NCSAM: How Can Consumers Boost the Security of IoT Devices?

...individuals should proactively try and seek out vulnerability forums online and regularly assess whether exploits…

published 27 - October - 2020
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Cybersecurity, Cloud Skills: Key to Companies’ Digital Transformation

Increasingly, lockdown has driven us all online and the training industry has been somewhat slow…

published 26 - October - 2020
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How the Enterprise Can Shut Down Cyber Criminals and Protect a Remote Staff

Non-security incidents can have a substantial knock-on effect within the information security spectrum Steve Durbin,…

published 22 - October - 2020
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Ring’s Flying In-Home Camera Drone Escalates Privacy Worries

 Smart home devices, such as Ring, collect an inordinate amount of sensitive personal data in…

published 08 - October - 2020
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Georgia Election Data Hit in Ransomware Attack

Typically, the success of ransomware is reliant on whether or not the target organization has…

published 03 - October - 2020
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Cuts to Digital Security Spending Right Now Would Be a Big Mistake

By Steve Durbin, Managing Director, Information Security Forum As we head into Cybersecurity Awareness Month…

published 01 - October - 2020
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Threats from the digital world lead to greater cyber security concerns

Organizations will have to adapt quickly to survive when digital and physical worlds collide. By…

published 21 - September - 2020
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5G Brings Benefits, But Also Heralds Fresh Security Threats

By Steve Durbin, Managing Director, ISF and Forbes Business Council Member The continuing rollout of…

published 19 - August - 2020
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The Internet Of Forgotten Things Will Leave A Dangerous Legacy

By Steve Durbin, Managing Director, ISF The Internet of Things (IoT) infrastructure will soon become…

published 24 - July - 2020
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On the Cybersecurity Horizon: Digital and Physical Worlds Set to Collide

By Steve Durbin, Managing Director, ISF The digital and physical worlds are on an irreversible…

published 21 - July - 2020
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Deepfakes will tell true lies

By Steve Durbin, Managing Director, ISF In the coming years, advanced deepfakes of high-profile individuals…

published 14 - July - 2020
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Google, Apple tighten protections on contact tracing; Americans worry over privacy

As the likes of Google and Apple bolster privacy in the race to come up…

published 01 - May - 2020
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The Impact of Coronavirus on the Threat Landscape

How has the coronavirus impacted the outlook on security over the next few years? The…

published 28 - April - 2020
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Connecticut town drops drone program to combat COVID-19 spread over privacy concerns

“Like other Internet of Things (IoT) devices, drones currently have very poor security controls, making…

published 28 - April - 2020
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Neglected Infrastructure, Invasive Tech to Plague Infosec in 2022

Researchers outline cybersecurity threats they predict businesses will face in two years as technology evolves.…

published 23 - April - 2020
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The Privacy-Security Balance in Digital Surveillance: Lessons from COVID-19

A major feature of the current COVID-19 crisis has been the sudden growth of state…

published 21 - April - 2020
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Information Security Forum: Nine Cybersecurity Threats Organizations can Expect Through 2022

The Information Security Forum (ISF) has released Threat Horizon 2022, the latest in a series of…

published 20 - April - 2020
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The Short-Term Impact of #COVID19 on the Cybersecurity Industry

As we work remotely and isolate ourselves from friends and colleagues as best we can,…

published 26 - March - 2020
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Covid-19 Spurs Facial Recognition Tracking, Privacy Fears

The coronavirus pandemic is creating a lucrative market for facial recognition manufacturers. But privacy issues…

published 20 - March - 2020
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Conquering the Cyber Security Challenges of The Cloud

By Steve Durbin, Managing Director, Information Security Forum Cloud computing has become a prevalent force, bringing…

published 26 - February - 2020
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Lawmakers Introduce Bill to Reform NSA Surveillance

"This debate has been ongoing for some time now and there is clearly a need…

published 27 - January - 2020
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Eurasia Risks 2020: Exacerbation of the Battle for Technological Dominance

"Technological advances are not restricted to America and China. They are a global phenomenon both…

published 22 - January - 2020
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Five Reasons Why Supply Chain Security Must be on Your Agenda

How do you know that the critical parts inside your servers and devices are not…

published 20 - January - 2020
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Cybersecurity 2020: Welcome to the Digital Cold War

The race to develop strategically important next-generation technology will drive an increase in nation-state-backed attacks.…

published 13 - January - 2020
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The Top Three Global Cyber Security Threats for 2020

In the year ahead, organisations of all sizes must prepare for the unknown, so they…

published 13 - January - 2020
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Deciphering Artificial Intelligence in the Future of Information Security

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is creating a new frontline in information security. Systems that independently learn, reason and…

published 08 - January - 2020
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Cybersecurity New Year’s Resolutions from the Information Security Forum

It’s that time of year again. Time for every one of us to reminisce on…

published 06 - January - 2020
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