Threats and Industry Dynamics on the 2017 Cybersecurity Radar Screen (Video)

It was another notable year in cybersecurity, including the politically motivated DNC hack and WikiLeaks postings, ransomware rising to epidemic levels as this form of cybercrime grew to a $1B+ business, and the to-be-determined motivation behind the IoT botnet DDoS attack on Dyn’s DNS service. It was also a year that saw major industry moves with Symantec and BlueCoat merging and private equity taking an increasingly larger role with McAfee and RSA going private and the largest security reseller, Optiv, changing PE owners. 

With 2016 in the rear view mirror, it’s time to look ahead to 2017. The unpredictable twists and turns of the recent election in the States makes me disinclined to make predictions, so let’s call these items on the radar screen. My colleague Jon Oltsik and I share what we have on our radar screen for the coming year across the spectrum of threats, governmental regulations, industry dynamics, and more in this two-part video series. All the best in 2017!

Topics: Cybersecurity US government ransomware cyber-attacks 2017 predictions

Cybersecurity, Critical Infrastructure, and the Federal Government

The term “critical infrastructure” is used by governments around the world to describe industries and physical assets deemed essential to their economies and national security. Critical infrastructure industries include agriculture, electricity generation, financial services, health care, telecommunications, and government services like law enforcement and the water supply (i.e., drinking water, waste water, dams, etc.).

Topics: Cybersecurity US government NIST Critical Infrastructure Critical Infrastructure Protection

Microsoft ruling hurts all US cloud providers

A few months ago, the US government did a completely insane, and massively far reaching thing - it forced Microsoft to hand over e-mails and personal information of customers of US companies on a server that is in IRELAND.

Topics: Cloud Computing Microsoft Amazon google cloud service providers US government Public Cloud Service