10 Security Projects CISOs Should Consider: Gartner Analyst

eSecurity Planet | June 12, 2018

At last week’s Gartner Security Summit in National Harbor, Maryland, Gartner analyst Neil MacDonald outlined 10 cybersecurity projects that could go a long way toward reducing enterprise security risk.

MacDonald said his top security projects for CISOs to consider this year are aimed at high business impact and high risk reduction. They came from recommendations from the security community, and a team whittled down the list to 10. He said he doesn’t expect enterprises to do all of them, but they might pick one or two that fit their particular needs.

The Biggest GDPR Mistake U.S. Companies Are Making

Forbes | June 12, 2018

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) zero-hour has finally arrived — enforcement started May 25, 2018. Like students cramming for a midterm, I witnessed a flurry of activity from U.S. businesses since the deadline forced people to pay attention, knuckle down and study.

When students cram for a test, they take any shortcuts they can, and that can make for predictable errors, especially any time there is a mentally comfortable answer that happens to be wrong. Psychologists even have a term for this — they call it “availability bias.” In a nutshell, this is our built-in tendency to assume something is right when it’s easy to recall or that it’s wrong just because it’s harder to remember.

Best security software: How 12 cutting-edge tools tackle today’s threats

CSO | June 5, 2018

Threats are constantly evolving and, just like everything else, tend to follow certain trends. Whenever a new type of threat is especially successful or profitable, many others of the same type will inevitably follow. The best defenses need to mirror those trends so users get the most robust protection against the newest wave of threats. Along those lines, Gartner has identified the most important categories in cybersecurity technology for the immediate future.

Podcast: How to get ready for a cyber threat

Onward Nation Podcast | May 2018

Business owners share the most influential lessons learned throughout their careers, including insights into their daily habits, their most vital priorities that have contributed to their business and personal success, and the most challenging time or situation that could have devastated or even ruined their businesses or careers.

In this episode, RedSeal CEO and “Digital Resilience:  Is Your Company Ready for the Next Cyber Threat?” author Ray Rothrock discusses:

  • Why you can’t predict where the next cyber threat will come from
  • How to get ready for a cyber threat
  • The importance of being prepared to respond to cyber threats with the right people, systems, strategy and processes
  • How RedSeal helps businesses prepare for any potential cyber attack

Building Digital Resilience: Planning For and Recovering From the Next Cyber Attack

KQED WorldAffairs | May 21, 2018

Cybercrime and cyberwarfare are both on the rise. From businesses large and small to national governments, the question is not if they will experience a cyberattack, but when, how much damage will be done and how long the recovery process will be. In this week’s episode, we discuss the cybersecurity landscape and how businesses and governments can most effectively work together to mitigate risks.

Joining World Affairs CEO Jane Wales are digital security experts Ray Rothrock, CEO of RedSeal and author of “Digital Resilience,” and Richard Clarke, former U.S. National Coordinator for Security, Infrastructure Protection, and Counterterrorism and most recently, author of “Warnings: Finding Cassandras to Stop Catastrophes.”

GDPR: Are You Ready?

Security Advisor Middle East | May 2018 

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“The biggest issue that IT and security heads need to focus on is mapping out how their business operates. Under regulations like GDPR, it is not enough to evade breaches (by luck or by skill); rather, GDPR requires you to demonstrate that you take customer privacy seriously in every aspect of your business process. To demonstrate this, you must be able to map out your whole business — people, processes and technology.” — Dr. Mike Lloyd, RedSeal CTO

Is Your Company Ready for the Next Cyber Threat?

Skip Pritchard | May 17, 2018

Security incidents are up 66% year-over-year since 2009. Despite this alarming statistic, 80% of CEOs report that they are confident in their company’s cybersecurity. Cybercrime is on the rise. Are you prepared? 

Cybersecurity expert Ray A. Rothrock shares the tactics used by hackers and then arms management with the tools to prevent these hacks in his new book Digital Resilience: Is Your Company Ready for the Next Cyber Threat?

Cyber Crime on Sale

Enterprise Channels MEA| Cyber Sentinels Supplement | May 2018 

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The increase in connected devices and the rapid explosion of cloud-based services have given rise to cybercrime, which has become the greatest threat to every organization in the world.

Digital Resilience: Is Your Company Ready for the Next Cyber Threat?

Entrepreneur Effect | May 14, 2018

Cybercrime is an epidemic, and every business is at risk. For management, the question is not if you will be compromised, but when. 80% of CEOs are very confident in their company’s cybersecurity strategies, despite the fact that security incidents have surged 66% year-over-year since 2009 (PricewaterhouseCoopers). In fact, few are prepared, explains cybersecurity expert Ray A. Rothrock, who demystifies cyber risk and clearly outlines strategies for both surviving attacks and thriving even while under assault.

XL Catlin and RedSeal Launch Cyber Insurance Industry’s First Dynamic Measure of Resilience to Gauge Risk, Improve Cybersecurity and Insurance Terms

Advisen | May 14, 2018 

XL Catlin (xlcatlin.com) and RedSeal (redseal.net) announced a new, dynamic approach to cyber insurance, which uses an objective measurement of a network’s resilience to help underwriters more thoroughly evaluate their clients’ risks over time, helps clients continue to improve their cybersecurity and potentially improve their insurance terms.