Security in a Time of IoT

Industrial IoT News | May 15, 2019

By RedSeal CTO Dr. Mike Lloyd

The Internet of Things (IoT), made up of special-purpose devices designed to do a particular job well, presents a significant problem for security professionals. Several of their traditional approaches to security won’t work. Fortunately, it’s not all doom and gloom. We can use a three-step strategy for dealing with security and IoT.

First, we need to understand the nature of the IoT problem. Second, we need to invest effort in finding IoT endpoints and enumerating their weaknesses. And third, having found them, we need to look at them in the context of our own organization, our network, and our risk tolerance, so that we can clearly identify appropriate controls.

How Can Firms Avoid A Claims Showdown With Their Cyber Insurer?

Finance Derivative | May 8, 2019

By RedSeal CTO Dr. Mike Lloyd

How can you tell that cyber insurance is a hot topic today? When lawyers find the amounts of money involved worth fighting over. Major cases are emerging of serious disputes between multi-nationals and the companies they’ve taken out policies with to help mitigate their risk exposure. On the one hand, this is partly to be expected of such a nascent sector. Yet it may also be a sign of a deeper problem: a lack of visibility into which security controls and policies actually reduce risk and therefore need to be mandated as part of a policy.

Ray A. Rothrock Joins NTI Board of Directors

Nuclear Threat Initiative | May 1, 2019

RedSeal CEO Ray A. Rothrock has joined the Board of Directors of the Nuclear Threat Initiative (NTI), an organization working to prevent catastrophic attacks with weapons of mass destruction and disruption (WMDD)—nuclear, biological, radiological, chemical, and cyber.

“We are delighted to welcome these outstanding entrepreneurs and business leaders to NTI’s board,” said Ernest J. Moniz, co-chair and chief executive officer of NTI. “As an expert on cybersecurity and energy security, Ray will bring a unique and valuable perspective to our Board.”

An Interview with Ray Rothrock at the 2019 CERIAS Symposium

Cyber.Now Podcast | April 15, 2019

Host Nick Sturgeon interviews Ray Rothrock, the CEO of RedSeal and the opening Keynote for the 2019 CERIAS Security Symposium. The Cyber.Now Podcast is a weekly 30 minute liberty-based program, focusing on the latest in technology, politics, cybersecurity and government.

Digital Resilience – What You Can Do Now

Soundview Magazine | March 27, 2019

In our increasingly digital world, we are all targets of hackers and fraudsters. To survive, we must use some best practices to ensure our resilience. I use the word resilience rather than security deliberately. Security is about trying to stop the bad guys. Resilience is what you do when one of them—inevitably—gets in. It’s about identifying the problem and neutralizing it, even as you continue to do business. It’s also about recovery, quickly and productively, stronger than ever.

To regain control both in feeling and fact requires that we become resilient in our digital lives. Here’s how.

How to better manage your brain and your business

Acuity Magazine | March 26, 2019

Today’s digital networks are no longer an adjunct to business, they have become the substance of it. If you are not ensuring your company is prepared for a cyber threat you could be in for some nasty surprises.

Ray Rothrock is one of America’s leading cybersecurity experts and warns that if your business is connected to the internet, it’s at risk. Cybersecurity must be seen as an integral part of an organisation – not a reluctant expense instigated by the IT department.

Top 10 Must-Read Books on Information Security in 2019

Sensors Tech Forum | March 27, 2019

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

This is one of the most current works on cyber threats, written in 2018, and only recently published. The author is currently the CEO of RedSeal, a cybersecurity consulting company.

The great thing about this book is that it is quite non-technical. It is really written for non-techie management and leadership who may not understand all of the jargon and processes.

Reality check: why brittle AI security is no match for a wily attacker…yet

SC Magazine UK | March 22, 2019

It’s 2019 and the world and his dog is shouting about the wonders of artificial intelligence (AI) in cyber security. Nearly three-quarters of organizations have implemented projects with at least some element of AI in them, according to one new piece of research. And over half of security professionals responding to another poll said such tools are “essential” to helping them detect attacks before they’ve had a chance to impact the organization.

On Norman Castles and the Internet

Dark Reading | March 15, 2019

By RedSeal CTO Dr. Mike Lloyd

When the Normans conquered England, they built castles to maintain security. But where are the castles of the Internet?

I recently had the pleasure of attending the ninth annual Workshop on Internet Economics (WIE) at the University of California, San Diego. It might not seem a likely place to discuss English castles after the Norman Conquest, but that turned out to be a strong analogy for the security challenges of our modern Internet.

By working together, our government can provide a unified front in the face of an evolving threat landscape

Nexgov | March 8, 2019

By RedSeal Federal CTO Wayne Lloyd

During the recent State of the Union address, President Trump spoke of many threats that face our nation, however, he missed a big one. Cyberattacks from China, Russia, Iran, other nation-state actors and cyber criminals alike are on the rise and have the potential to impact industry, our economy and the government functions many rely on. Cybersecurity is a growing part of our national security and the federal government must take steps to improve our preparedness and response times.