Dan Swinhoe

Dan Swinhoe is a journalist at CSO Online. Previously he was Senior Staff Writer at IDG Connect.

Does GDPR compliance reduce breach risk?

Ransomware attack drives city to seek greater network visibility

Ransomware attack drives city to seek greater network visibility

After being hit with the Cryptolocker ransomware, the City of Westland realized it needed more insight into network traffic, not just at the perimeter.

What are the new China Cybersecurity Law provisions? And how CISOs should respond

What are the new China Cybersecurity Law provisions? And how CISOs should respond

New provisions to the China Cybersecurity Law allow the Chinese government access to enterprise networks operating in the country. Although the security risk that presents is unclear, CISOs can take steps to minimize the impact.

Is the world ready for the next big ransomware attack?

Is the world ready for the next big ransomware attack?

WannaCry and NotPetya brought major companies to their knees and cost billions to remediate. A new report from Lloyds of London warns another similar ransomware attack would still be devastating.

Top 9 cybersecurity M&A deals of 2018 and 2019 (so far)

Top 9 cybersecurity M&A deals of 2018 and 2019 (so far)

2018 was a busy year for mergers and acquisitions in the cybersecurity industry. Here's why the M&A market is so hot and what to expect in 2019.

Verizon builds a DevSecOps culture with its developer dashboard

Verizon builds a DevSecOps culture with its developer dashboard

Verizon's developer dashboard not only records how vulnerabilities are introduced and by whom, but provides indicators as to why. The goal isn't to name and shame, but to instill a secure-by-design mindset.

How much does it cost to launch a cyberattack?

How much does it cost to launch a cyberattack?

Just like in regular business, cyber criminals have a cost of operation and a return on investment to worry about. Unfortunately, a new report from Deloitte has found the cost of committing cyber crime is incredibly low.

How 5 universities stretch security capabilities, budgets with shared SOC

How 5 universities stretch security capabilities, budgets with shared SOC

Faced with limited resources and constant threat of attack, five midwestern universities created OmniSOC, a CSO50 award-winning joint security operations center, to complement their own on-site SOCs with 24/7 analysis, triage and...

What is a man-in-the-middle attack? How MitM attacks work and how to prevent them

What is a man-in-the-middle attack? How MitM attacks work and how to prevent them

A man-in-the-middle (MitM) attack is when an attacker intercepts communications between two parties either to secretly eavesdrop or modify traffic traveling between the two. Detecting MitM attacks is difficult, but they are...

Bank OZK's vulnerability risk index shows patching priorities everyone understands

Bank OZK's vulnerability risk index shows patching priorities everyone understands

Explaining vulnerability risk to non-technical executives can be hard. With his CSO50 award-winning Vulnerability Exception Risk Index, Bank OZK CISO Jason Cathey has devised a way to turn vulnerability data into a simple risk metric....

Aflac automates threat intelligence to take a proactive security posture

Aflac automates threat intelligence to take a proactive security posture

Insurance giant Aflac automated large parts of its cyber threat intelligence operations to create an industry-leading program.

What is spear phishing? Why targeted email attacks are so difficult to stop

What is spear phishing? Why targeted email attacks are so difficult to stop

A highly targeted form of phishing, spear phishing involves bespoke emails being sent to well-researched victims. It is hard to spot without close inspection and difficult to stop with technical controls alone.

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