From the Winter 2023 Issue

Teaching Kids How to Hack

Author(s):

Alex Haynes, CISO , IBS Software

Teaching Kids How to Hack

Many industry professionals bemoan the lack of qualified candidates within information security and resource scarcity is a common issue for many companies. According to latest estimates and depending which numbers you follow, there is a potential shortfall of up to one million cybersecurity professionals globally and this is just getting worse. Granted, geo-political issues like … Read more

From the Fall 2022 Issue

Zero Trust is Not a Product

Author(s):

Alex Haynes, CISO , IBS Software

Zero Trust is Not a Product

Every year at the bevy of conferences that dot the Information Security landscape you can always detect an inherent theme. This may be influenced by acute threats (i.e., Ransomware), a new regulatory environment (i.e., GDPR) or even just a sudden change in how we work, as we all experienced during the pandemic. The issue Zero … Read more

From the Summer 2022 Issue

Ukraine is Winning the Cyberwar Against Russia

Author(s):

Alex Haynes, CISO , IBS Software

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During the build-up to the illegal invasion of Ukraine in February of 2022, there was consternation among information security professionals about what would happen on the cyber front. The prevailing groupthink at the time was that if countries in the West imposed sanctions, then they would suddenly be subjected to blistering Russian cyber-attacks that would … Read more

From the Spring 2022 Issue

Getting Offensive With Your Third Parties

Author(s):

Alex Haynes, CISO , IBS Software

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Third-party onboarding today isn’t easy and with the rise in supply chain attacks, the importance of auditing and ensuring your third parties won’t impact your infrastructure from a security perspective remains a burning issue. Many companies still maintain a tick box approach when onboarding or managing third parties and mainly consist of sending out questionnaires … Read more

From the Fall 2021 Issue

What Should Your Home Cybersecurity Set Up Look Like?

Author(s):

Alex Haynes, CISO , IBS Software

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As we enter National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, it’s easy to forget that your personal security posture in your home environment is just as important as your enterprise environment. There’s so much focus today on enterprise security that it’s easy to overlook something that can have as much impact on your day to day as in … Read more

DLP Technology – Why Does it Fail?

Author(s):

Alex Haynes, CISO , IBS Software

DLP Technology

Long ago, before GDPR, there was a class of technology called DLP that claimed to solve all your data leakage and data protection issues.  An acronym that stands for “data loss prevention” (it can also be referred to as “data leakage protection” or “data loss protection,” depending on who you are talking to) was supposed … Read more