From the Spring 2019 Issue

Data Minimization: How It Can Save Your Enterprise if Breached

Author(s):

Sameer Ahirrao, Founder and CEO, Ardent Security

Data Minimization

Introduction: “We must pass laws that require data minimization, ensuring companies do not keep sensitive data that they no longer need,” U.S. Senator Mark Warner and Vice Chairman of Senate Intelligence committee stated recently after a data breach at Marriott’s Starwood subsidiary. Marriott initially indicated that 500 million customers’ data was exposed. After three weeks, … Read more

From the Spring 2019 Issue

Incident Response: Making the Most of the Attorney-Client Privilege and the Work Product Doctrine

Author(s):

Razvan Miutescu, Privacy Counsel, Whiteford, Taylor & Preston

Incident Response

Organizations in the U.S. are faced with a growing web of complex foreign, federal, and state privacy and data protection laws that apply to their operations. Running afoul of these laws, particularly by suffering a data breach, is often met with an increased likelihood of litigation, including class actions. This article is a short guide … Read more

From the Spring 2019 Issue

Identity Theft: Common Sense is not Common

Author(s):

John Evans, Chief Operations Officer, Front Sight Protection

Sofia Cardante, Risk Manager, Front Sight Protection

Identity Theft

According to statistics and conversations with analysts from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3), and members of the Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC) Consumer Sentinel Network, global identity theft is most prevalent in the United States with over 780 million … Read more

From the Winter 2019 Issue

Get into the Nitty Gritty Of Hybrid Cloud Management

Author(s):

Diana Vantur, Technology Analyst, TatvaSoft UK

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IT managers can’t take their eyes off hybrid cloud management. Hybrid cloud is the latest technology fad. In a hybrid cloud implementation, enterprises creating a computing environment is a mix of capabilities deployed across both public and private clouds. Cloud computing has paid dividends in terms of increased productivity, cost reduction and easy scalability. Hybrid … Read more

From the Winter 2019 Issue

Orange is Not the New Black Hat

Author(s):

Griffin Weaver, Associate Attorney, USAA

Jason Edwards, Compliance Director - Cybersecurity, USAA

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As a cyber professional, the perks that come with working for a large company are many – new equipment, latest technology, big salary, and free soda, to name a few. However, one perk a company cannot offer, regardless of size, is a get out of jail free card for violations of the law. Just take … Read more

From the Winter 2019 Issue

Data Classification Business Process Changes Part 3 Conclusion

Author(s):

Bill Bonney, CISO Desk Reference Guide, CISO DRG Venture

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In the first article in this series, “Data Classification is the Key to Data Protection,” I asserted that “Data gains value from its use, not from being hidden and protected.” In the second article, “Data Classification That Honors Business Value,” I suggested that five new attributes be added to the standard five-tier (public, internal use … Read more

From the Fall 2018 Issue

Small Business Strategies for Protecting Computer Credentials

Author(s):

Eric Hipkins, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, R9B

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Small businesses are rapidly becoming a prime target for malicious actors. The 2018 Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report (DBIR) estimated 58% of all breaches in 2017 took place within small businesses.1 From some perspective, the 2016 DBIR mentioned small businesses only in passing and the 2017 version pointed to small businesses as making up more … Read more

From the Fall 2018 Issue

The Industrialization of Cybersecurity Red and Blue Teaming

Author(s):

Brian Contos, CISO & VP Technology Innovation, Verodin

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The industrial revolution was brought on by purpose-built machinery and automation. A similar revolution has occurred in cybersecurity, leading to the industrialization of red and blue teaming. In large part, this industrialization has been realized through security instrumentation platforms (SIP). Security Instrumentation Platforms SIPs validate that a security system is working as needed: providing foundational … Read more

From the Fall 2018 Issue

Data Classification That Honors Business Value, Part 2

Author(s):

Bill Bonney, CISO Desk Reference Guide, CISO DRG Venture

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Why Is Data Valuation Important? In an excellent article in the MIS Sloan Management Review1, the authors cite three reasons why data valuation is important – to guide decisions around 1) direct monetization, 2) internal investments, and 3) mergers and acquisitions. As noted in a previous article in this series2, there is a fourth reason … Read more