It's a complicated cybersecurity ecosystem for most organizations, which manage dozens of third-party relationships. Yet, they often rely on manual processes to manage their security risks. Sam Kassoumeh of SecurityScorecard discusses the value of automated security ratings.
CISOs increasingly are summoned to present to their Boards of Directors. But too often these presentations fail to frame the right topics with the right metrics, says Jacob Olcott of BitSight. He offers advice for maximizing the opportunity in front of the Board.
Vendor risk management is becoming more critical as companies rely more on partners who have access to payment card data and other sensitive information, says Ramon Lipparoni, IT integration manager at ComAir, a South African airline. One critical step, he says, is conducting impromptu vendor audits.
A recent alert from the Department of Homeland Security warning of vulnerabilities in certain medical imaging products from GE Healthcare is a reminder to other medical device makers and healthcare entities about the risks posed by hardcoded and default credentials.
As cloud computing services evolve, the cloud opens up entirely new ways for potential attacks. Cloud systems and images have operating system and component vulnerabilities just like those in the enterprise. For example, Heartbleed, Shellshock and other major bugs can affect cloud systems, and there are new issues to...
As a long-time security leader, Qualys CISO Mark Butler has watched the evolution of security tools and platforms. The best-of-breed approach still has value, but also has failed us, he says. How can automation and orchestration provide new business value?
Most organizations today have a complex and huge supplier/partner ecosystem. Many different vendors supply many different products and services. And yet most enterprise third-party security programs still rely on manual, point-in-time, largely subjective assessments to evaluate and manage the security risk of their...
Patch or perish to protect against Meltdown and Spectre attacks, and prepare to keep patching as Intel, AMD and ARM, as well as makers of devices running Apple, Google and Windows operating systems, including Apple iOS and Android smartphones and tablets, continue to refine their fixes.
From GDPR to the NIST Cybersecurity Framework, vendor risk management is a key component of every new piece of cybersecurity guidance. Yet, security leaders still struggle to inventory and assess their strategic partners. Sam Kassoumeh of SecurityScorecard explores the challenges.
Every new cybersecurity regulation includes at least some emphasis on improving vendor risk management. But what happens when vendors balk at the extra degree of scrutiny required? Moffitt Cancer Center's Dave Summitt describes his risk-based approach to business associates.
To help prevent breaches caused by third parties, organizations need to improve their vendor risk evaluation methods, carefully assessing their business partners' processes and risk mitigation methods, says Anuj Tewari, CISO of HCL Technologies.
Many organizations trying to secure privileged access for employees or vendors focus solely on the privileged credentials or identities. But that's only half the battle. Securing the access pathways is just as critical to protecting your critical systems and data from cyber threats. This session outlines the six steps...
The upcoming enforcement of GDPR puts the spotlight on data governance, but what about the potential impact on vendor risk management? How do you prepare for this new generation of cybersecurity regulations?
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