Month: January 2022

Top 15 cybersecurity predictions for 2022

Over the past several years, cybersecurity risk management has become top of mind for boards. And rightly so. Given the onslaught of ransomware attacks and data breaches that organizations experienced in recent years, board members have increasingly realized how vulnerable they are. 

This year, in particular, the public was directly impacted by ransomware attacks, from gasoline shortages, to meat supply, and even worse, hospitals and patients that rely on life-saving systems. The attacks reflected the continued expansion of cyber-physical systems — all of which present new challenges for organizations and opportunities for threat actors to exploit.

Read about the top 15 risks facing the security industry in 2022

Healthcare and Incident Management: Just Like the Doctor Ordered

The Mayo Clinic’s Global Security team set about developing a single security operations center and standardizing workflows, processes, software, terminology, and other investigatory and case-management aspects, all with the help of technology.

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By Michael Gips, CPP, principal, Global Insights in Professional Security

The COVID-19 pandemic may well be the most consequential phenomenon that the security profession has had to deal with. One slice of that consequence, albeit a big slice—has come in the form of increased insider incidents and threats. Having presented last month on a GSX panel on that topic, I offer some context and recommendations.

Let’s look first at what COVID hath wrought. Phase 1 covers the first few months after the pandemic set in. I call it “The Great Dislocation.” This phase was characterized by (1) rapid transition to work-from-home, (2) quick dispatch (or purchase) of devices that may not have been updated or configured correctly to (3) workers who were not used to using network resources from home and (4) had little security training. This resulted in (5) basic security protocols being ignored. Capping it off, (6) security was bombarded with new duties, including health screening, access control, and social-distance monitoring.

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