Taylor Armerding

The 15 worst data security breaches of the 21st Century

Caught in the breach – what to do first

Caught in the breach – what to do first

Since there is no way to prevent every cyber attack, incident response is crucial. Experts at the MIT Sloan CIO Symposium talk about what to do immediately after the bad news hits.

AI: The promise and the peril

AI: The promise and the peril

Two panels at the MIT Sloan CIO Symposium this week focused on how to embrace the almost magical productivity benefits of artificial intelligence without leaving workers behind.

Cybersecurity ROI: Still a tough sell

Cybersecurity ROI: Still a tough sell

Cybersecurity is a wise investment. But as a panel of experts at the MIT Sloan CIO Symposium said, it is difficult to put an exact number on it.

Vocal theft on the horizon

Vocal theft on the horizon

Voice imitation technology has the potential to undermine yet another form of biometric authentication. Security experts say the key is to make sure the individual voice information is stored on the user’s device, not in a centralized...

Mixed reviews for Trump’s Executive Order on cybersecurity

Mixed reviews for Trump’s Executive Order on cybersecurity

Experts generally agree that President Trump’s cybersecurity Executive Order is well intended and a good start. But several of them have specific suggestions on how it could be improved.

Boston Fed conference: Security still comes down to the basics

Boston Fed conference: Security still comes down to the basics

Not every bank has the money or the staff to do everything on the “best practices” lists of multiple regulatory agencies. But multiple speakers and panelists at the Boston Fed’s 2017 Cybersecurity Conference agreed that most financial...

Human weakness enabling financial cybercrime

Human weakness enabling financial cybercrime

Cybercrime costs $3 trillion worldwide. One reason, a Boston police detective told a Boston banking audience, is because they make it too easy.

Dan Geer: Cybersecurity is 'paramount national security risk'

Dan Geer: Cybersecurity is 'paramount national security risk'

Cybersecurity and the future of humanity “are conjoined now,” according to In-Q-Tel’s Dan Geer. The cybersecurity futurist, in the closing keynote at SOURCE Boston 2017, gave a sobering look at what is likely to come in a world where...

Failure to communicate helps ransomware prosper

Failure to communicate helps ransomware prosper

Ransomware is rampant. And a SOURCE Boston 2017 panel agreed one of the major reasons is a lack of communication: It is under-reported, there is not enough information sharing about it, and not enough public awareness.

Present and future ransomware tactics model the past

Present and future ransomware tactics model the past

The way to understand, and avoid, becoming a victim of ransomware is to be prepared, said LEO Cyber Security CTO Andrew Hay. And part of that preparation is to understand its historical roots.

Cyber infrastructure: Too big to fail, and failing

Cyber infrastructure: Too big to fail, and failing

Just about everybody – from enterprises to individuals – depend on cyber protection. They aren’t getting that much, according to the Atlantic Council’s Joshua Corman.

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