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.
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.
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.
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 Lloyd, RedSeal
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.
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?
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.”
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?
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.