Forbes | February 12, 2021
by Mike Lloyd
As a security professional, I tried for several years to keep IoT devices out of my house. However, my anti-IoT crusade just isn’t working anymore. Why? Because, as I’ve discovered, you really have to go to extreme measures to find non-IoT devices for your home. Whether it’s an irrigation system for your lawn, a new alarm system or even solar panels for your roof, just about every home accessory now comes with a prominent IoT footprint.
TechTarget | February 11, 2021
Today’s most effective CISOs develop cybersecurity strategies that fit their organizations’ risk appetites and support business growth. Learn how they do it….
Of course, to successfully align cybersecurity initiatives with business goals, CISOs need buy-in from and access to their CEOs and boards of directors, added Ray Rothrock, executive chairman of the board at cyber-risk modeling company RedSeal. Such support is far from a given. A 2018 survey by PwC found just 40% of CISOs reported directly to CEOs and only 27% to their boards of directors.
Forbes | February 11, 2021
Machine learning, an important subset of artificial intelligence, lets computers learn from data analysis. While ML technology is expected to play a significant role in the future of many business types, it’s poised to have a more significant impact on some industries than others.
Below, 13 members of Forbes Technology Council share which industries they see being most affected by machine learning and why.
Forbes | February 8, 2021
In the remote-first era of Covid-19, the potential for and frequency of cyberattacks has increased significantly. With data breaches regularly hitting the headlines, many consumers are wary of giving tech companies access to their personal data.
So how can a tech brand anticipate this and assuage the concerns of consumers who are reluctant to share personal information?
Dark Reading | February 3, 2021
By Bryan Barney
In 1999, security technologist Bruce Schneier published “A Plea for Simplicity.” In the blog, he famously wrote, “You can’t secure what you don’t understand” and “the worst enemy of security is complexity.” Schneier explained that analyzing a system’s security becomes more difficult as its complexity increases. His goal was to convince the technology sector to “slow down, simplify, and try to add security.”
More than 20 years later, Schneier’s plea seems naïve and even quaint. Innovation has become a force of nature; it will neither stop nor slow down. More innovation means more features, which inherently means more complexity. We all want secure systems, but no one is willing to slow the march of progress to make that happen.
Solutions Review | February 2, 2021
Today, we present new 2021 Cyber Predictions from Dr. Mike Lloyd, Chief Technology Officer of RedSeal.
It’s hard to conceptualize, but we only just started 2021. Given how much has already occurred, both carrying over from 2020 and fresh challenges, it can prove easy to forget that the year is still young. There’s plenty of time yet to change course on your business’ cybersecurity and respond to predictions.
As such, we wanted to share these 2021 predictions on enterprise cybersecurity from Dr. Mike Lloyd, Chief Technology Officer of RedSeal. These predictions were submitted as part of our first annual Cybersecurity Insight Jam.
AITrends | January 28, 2021
In 2021, more firms will employ AI to battle cyberattacks, trying to gain an edge in a game of one-upmanship with hackers and attackers. A survey of 20 cybersecurity experts recently surveyed by Forbes showed some patterns.
AI Assistance for Humans May Ease Cybersecurity Skills Challenge
Mike Lloyd, CTO at RedSeal
The shortage of IT staff skilled in cybersecurity is driving the need to rely more on AI software, while understanding the proper role of the humans involved. “This is why the focus in 2021 is not on which AI/ML engine has the most features or the lowest error rate—it’s moving over to which AI approaches integrate humans into the process in the best way,” stated Mike Lloyd, CTO at RedSeal, a cloud security provider based in San Jose.
NACD Directorship | January/February 2021
By Mike Lloyd and Ray Rothrock
Cybersecurity is a universal challenge because there is an appreciable
part of every modern organization’s business that is digital
and therefore vulnerable to cyberattack. And this really is a war,
albeit with blurred front lines and unclear rules of engagement.
But the perennial challenge for directors is to clear away the fog.
The cyber landscape is exceptionally difficult because it is constantly
shifting—and winning depends on those who can best act
on imperfect information.
CIO | January 25, 2021
Data is an enterprise’s most valuable and enduring asset, serving as the foundation for both digital strategy and transformation. Yet maintaining a strong grip on rapidly spiraling amounts of data scattered across public and private clouds, as well as in on-premises environments, requires a new and innovative management approach
2. Inventory and map all data assets
Before moving forward, return to the basics. “If you can’t nail down where your data assets are and what’s protecting them, you won’t be able to answer whether the access granted is appropriately limited or wide open to the internet,” warns Mike Lloyd, CTO at cybersecurity technology developer RedSeal.
Computer Fraud & Security | January 2021
We deploy a lot of security technology, but breaches continue. Either we’re bad at this or the game is stacked against us.
It turns out it’s the latter – there are structural reasons why security remains so elusive. We’re short staffed, up against a heavily automated group of adversaries, and our IT infrastructure is fragmenting. Mike Lloyd at RedSeal suggests that we need to find a better way to target investments in security to where they are most needed, and then integrate a single view of our ever-widening attack surface.