As a former Division 1 athlete and coach, security leader Ty Howard learned that "repetition" and "being relentless" are keys to success and were invaluable lessons for his career as a CISO. He shares how camaraderie and professional growth help inspire his team and collaboration with the IT group.
Governance issues for public sector CISOs tend to focus more on shifting culture rather than maximizing efficiency for shareholders, as is expected from private sector security leaders. City of Phoenix CISO Shannon Lawson shares why good communication is crucial when a city council is involved.
Healthcare providers and their vendors often fear federal regulatory action, but do fines and corrective action many any difference at all? As breach cases have nearly doubled since 2018, federal fines dropped 93% in 2022, and some say the agency is understaffed and crippled by legal challenges.
RegScale has purchased a startup founded by the FCC's former chief data officer that makes documenting compliance easier for nontechnical personnel by using a questionnaire. The GovReady deal means customers will be able to demonstrate their adherence to standards by answering questions.
Pro-Kremlin KillNet hackers took down the website of the European Parliament on Wednesday in a DDoS attack that came just hours after the legislative body declared Russia a terrorist state. The website was still down late in the day as part of a string of hacktivist attacks against allied nations.
The U.S. government seized seven fake cryptocurrency domains used in a confidence scam based on long-term emotional manipulation of victims that netted criminals more than $10 million. Perpetrators scammed five victims by spoofing the website of the Singapore International Monetary Exchange.
The U.S. Army has embarked on its zero trust journey for both its information and network operations. Army CIO Dr. Raj Iyer shares how the military and the private sector are partnering to secure cloud infrastructure and solidify threat intelligence capabilities to fight adversaries.
The nefarious LockBit 3.0 cybercriminal group is claiming responsibility for the ransomware attack that halted municipal services and shut down employee email accounts in Westmount, Quebec, giving the city a deadline of Dec. 4 to make an undisclosed ransom payment.
In Part 1 of this exclusive two-part series, Dr. Raj Iyer, CIO of the U.S. Army, lays out the vision for 2023-2024, which includes a tectonic shift from on-premises data centers to cloud and modernization and the migration of over 5,000 applications to augment war-fighting capabilities.
A top Georgia cybersecurity official urges industry leaders to shift conversations with customers from fear, uncertainty and doubt - or FUD - to awareness, preparedness and resilience. Stanton Gatewood says security officials should discuss user awareness and situational awareness with customers.
A large-scale cyberespionage campaign by notorious China-based advanced persistent threat actor Mustang Panda is targeting government, academic and other sectors globally. Its main targets include Asia-Pacific organizations in Myanmar, Australia, the Philippines, Japan and Taiwan.
The Department of Health and Human Services faces "significant challenges" in protecting data and technology from cyberthreats and improving how its various related entities share large volumes of critical data, including public health data, a new watchdog report says.
In the latest weekly update, ISMG editors discuss implications of the seizure of $3.36 billion in stolen bitcoin, whether the EU is complicit in the spread of advanced spyware, and the departure of the U.K.'s Dr. Ian Levy, technical director of NCSC, with some important parting words.
In this episode of "Cybersecurity Unplugged," Dr. Chris Miller, an associate professor of international history at the Fletcher School at Tufts University, discusses the cybersecurity aspects of the Russia-Ukraine war and how perceptions of the two countries may have been inaccurate.
It’s a new and challenging era for securing the public sector. Technology is changing at record speed, cyberthreats are constantly evolving, and demands on government agencies for seamless digital services, innovation and technological integration have grown exponentially. Digital transformation has gone from...