AI is a double-edged sword for cybersecurity firms

San Francisco Business Times |  May 19, 2020

The world of cybersecurity is a war between cybercriminals attacking company computers and the protective measures installed by security companies. And fighting on both sides of this battle is artificial intelligence.

“Current AI mechanisms (machine learning and deep learning) are good at spotting patterns that they have been trained to recognize, but are bad at novel patterns, despite vendor claims, and are hopeless at generalizing or finding root causes,” said Mike Lloyd, CTO of RedSeal.

Lessons for Cybersecurity From a Pandemic

Business Security Weekly |  May 12, 2020

The coronavirus has focused the world’s attention on disease spread like never before. This discussion will draw out some of the parallels that can inform how we do our work in cybersecurity, and that are helpful in communicating with the people who pay the bills. All the new vocabulary around “social distancing”, “contact tracing”, and “flattening the curve” is useful for our discussions in cybersecurity.

15 Effective Cybersecurity Strategies For Your Remote Workforce

Forbes | May 12, 2020

10. Know your access points.

The rush to work from home is a situation in which the prepared do better. It’s critical to keep an up-to-date network map to handle whatever comes along. For example, show where your VPN access points are and whether they have the correct access. Most organizations struggle to maintain a reliable map of their changing world, but it can be automated. – Mike LloydRedSeal

Hidden Threats

TahawulTech |  May 2020 (Pages 28-30)

With the increasing number of employees bringing their devices to work and utilising new software solutions and cloud services to boost productivity, shadow IT is becoming one of the most common problems companies face today. Dr. Mike Lloyd of RedSeal if one of several industry experts asked about the risks and how organisations can mitigate them.

Security best practices in a time of pandemic

ITProPortal | May 6, 2020

In a world where everything is changing, how should a CISO keep up? The big challenge in security, as in so many other fields right now, is uncertainty.  How will a recession impact your business?  When will people come back to the office? Will they come back?  In your rush to support remote workers, did you build out reliable infrastructure that will stand the test of time, or did your organisation rush to make the online equivalent of a shanty town, with jury-rigged connectivity and rushed security controls?

Top 10 Cyber Incident Response Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

Dark Reading | May 6, 2020

Automation can make a big difference in the efficacy and efficiency of an IR program. The trick is figuring out just the right level of automation to cut out the low-value manual work while still leaving the tasks better-suited to human judgment in the care of smart analysts.

“Some organizations underautomate and get lost in the slog because IR is hard,” says Dr. Mike Lloyd, CTO of RedSeal. “Others overautomate, not realizing that machine reasoning still falls short and is easily defeated by a human who knows they only need to beat a machine, not another human.”

The new cybersecurity resilience

SC Magazine | May 1, 2020

Is your cybersecurity posture resilient enough to survive a pandemic? You’re about to find out.

The quick spread of COVID-19 has lent urgency to that mission and underscored the importance of building resilience. “Cyber, or digital resilience should be considered essential – like water, gas, and telephone/internet. Maintaining essential services that keep the lights on, keep people operating in their roles, and keep the digital world safe from attack is critical,” says RedSeal CEO Ray Rothrock, who penned the book Digital Resilience: Is Your Company Ready for the Next Cyber Threat?

Taking a fresh look at security for the remote workforce

FedScoop Radio | April 30, 2020

Chief information security officers are working diligently to ensure the productivity of temporarily homebound agency employees, while still adhering to the fundamentals of effective cybersecurity practices.

Because employees are connecting from home, often with their own equipment, there is an increased risk of an employee exposing agency networks to a whole host of security risks, says Wayne Lloyd, federal chief technology officer at RedSeal.

4 Cybersecurity Lessons from the Pandemic

Dark Reading | April 16, 2020

An epidemiologist-turned-CTO describes the parallels between the spread of a computer virus and the real-world coronavirus.

I switched from epidemiology to network security as my day job years ago, but today’s pandemic reminds me of the similarities between the two fields. There are many lessons we can take from the real-world virus and apply them to security in the online world.

Ray Rothrock: The Fortune Teller

Spirit Magazine, Texas A&M Foundation | Spring 2020

Ray Rothrock ’77 uses his proven penchant for predicting the future to bolster resilience against cyberattacks and advocate for a nuclear solution to the planet’s energy crisis.