Computer Weekly | August 7, 2020
We want to believe AI will revolutionise cyber security, and we’re not necessarily wrong, but it’s time for a reality check
Chief information security officers (CISOs) looking for new security partners must therefore be pragmatic when assessing what’s out there. AI is helpful, in limited use cases, to take the strain off stretched security teams, but its algorithms still have great difficulty recognising unknown attacks. It’s time for a reality check.
Supply Chain Brain | July 31, 2020
Far from slowing down cyber thieves, the coronavirus pandemic presents them with ever greater opportunities to hack into networks. You don’t have to be a cynic to expect cyber thieves to take advantage of a global health crisis. From their perspective, the time is ideal. In the confusion surrounding the lockdown, companies might indeed be letting down their guard. And employees working from home present a whole new range of possible network vulnerabilities.
On this episode, we learn about the heightened risk of cyber crime from an expert in the field: Ray Rothrock, executive chairman of RedSeal, a cyber terrain mapping company. He offers valuable advice on shoring up networks in this critical time, and explains what it means to operate in a “zero trust” environment.
Dark Reading | July 31, 2020
Security teams can learn a lot from the current pandemic to make modern hybrid business networks stronger and more resilient. Here’s how.
We all know the role social distancing plays in combating COVID-19. Most people also understand why this is our primary line of defense; it’s about slowing down the progress of the disease to prevent our healthcare defenders from being overwhelmed. Today’s network security teams live in a similar shifting landscape and need to apply these same ideas to avoid getting overwhelmed. Here are three tactics to help “social distance” your network.
Tactic 1: Focus on Flare-ups
CRN | July 14, 2020
RedSeal hired the former head of Symantec’s Enterprise Security Group Bryan Barney as its new CEO to drive adoption of the company’s platform among government agencies and Global 2000 companies.
Barney is replacing Ray Rothrock, who had led RedSeal since 2014 and will now transition into the role of executive chairman.
Barney most recently ran Symantec’s Enterprise Security Group from July 2017 to September 2019, where he oversaw the company’s endpoint security, endpoint detection and response, data loss prevention, email security, IoT and cloud workload protection tools. He left Symantec just a month after Broadcom announced plans to acquire the company’s Enterprise Security business for $10.7 billion.
Forbes Technology Council | July 7, 2020
9. Double-check remote access.
It’s time to double-check the security of your remote access. The rapid shift to working from home meant fast-paced change with intense pressure to get things working immediately. This is a perfect recipe for new security gaps and oversights. Map your network and make sure you’ve only opened up the access you wanted and nothing more. – Mike Lloyd, RedSeal
Forbes Technology Council | June 30, 2020
3. Remain in control with automation.
“Decentralized” should not mean “out of control.” You still need controls between your crown jewels and your users (both wanted and unexpected). The old medieval castle model didn’t work, but this means there are more perimeters everywhere now. You need automation to keep up and verify you’re only allowing the right access. You’re the mayor of a digital city, not the guard of a stone fort. – Mike Lloyd, RedSeal
Computer Weekly | June 30, 2020
Mike Lloyd, CTO at Redseal, holds 21 cyber security patents and a PhD in stochastic epidemic modelling from Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh, so is probably the man to talk to when it comes to cyber security in the world of Covid-19.
More than three months into the global Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic, we have all become familiar with the advice on how not to catch this mysterious and horrible disease, which some people seem to be able to shake off with ease, but for thousands of other survivors now appears to have life-changing consequences.
Health Tech Digital | June 23, 2020
Being prepared for the unknown is as important to the digital side of healthcare as it is to the medical side. Both require knowing your resources, preparing for likely scenarios and following good hygiene practices for advanced planning, health maintenance, and rapid intervention. There are established protocols in medicine and for digital infrastructure. The Center for Internet Security (CIS) publishes Critical Security Controls, which serve as a widely agreed upon set of solid, proven approaches to cyber readiness.
These start at the most basic level – understanding your inventory.
Nuclear Threat Initiative | June 17, 2020
The following is a conversation between Dr. Mike Lloyd, an epidemiologist-turned-Chief Technology Officer of RedSeal, and Ray Rothrock, member of the NTI Board of Directors and its Science and Technology Advisory Group, and author of “Digital Resilience: Is Your Company Ready for the Next Cyber Threat.”
Ray: Mike, you’re a rare guy: you have both a PhD in epidemic modeling, and a long career in cybersecurity. Now both of your careers are relevant. Does this pandemic have anything to teach cybersecurity and technology?
Credit Donkey | June 8, 2020
“Never re-use a password when shopping online from new sites. It’s practically impossible to remember all your passwords, but it’s really important to make sure a data breach on one store doesn’t affect your other accounts, so this is why it’s important to use some kind of password manager. I know I can’t remember all my passwords – I have to use software to do it for me,” said Mike Lloyd, RedSeal CTO.