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RedSeal expert on the IoT headache and how to bolster defences

Intelligent CISO | June 14, 2019

Debunk 10 common public cloud myths

Search Cloud Computing | June 21, 2019

ZDNet: A cybersecurity labor shortage

ZDNet | June 19, 2019

Why It’s Time to Prepare for AI Wielding Hackers

Data Center Knowledge | June 4, 2019

“Healthy networks are large, and will grow and change rapidly,” said Mike Lloyd, CTO at the security firm RedSeal. “Human effort won’t scale – there are too many threats, too many changes, and too many network interactions.”

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.

I See A Milestone, Not Just Another Funding Round

I’m delighted with the deal RedSeal just announced with STG.  I’ve worked in several start-ups — from the earliest stage, when the whole company could share a single elevator, all the way through acquisition by huge global corporations. My favorite times are when we’re all actively engaged with customers and the company has a sense of purpose and momentum. This is one of those times.

My feeling that this is a rite of passage – like leaving college – is because we’re moving from the category “VC-backed startup” into “privately-held serious company.”  Startups are like children – energetic, exciting, and allowed to get away with things. We expect more of grownups, that they can move forward, create and meet goals. It’s challenging, but it’s also fundamentally empowering, and I’m proud to move on to this next stage.

We’ve also chosen a true partner in STG, and they have chosen us. I may be stretching an analogy, but I’m pleased to say that we’ve dated long enough to learn that we see eye to eye. We agree about the potential for growth and are excited about working together towards a common vision. RedSeal, now with STG’s support, will be able to grow, innovate and deliver digital resilience to more and more customers, while we all continue to enjoy what we do. Each day is better than the last.

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.

How AI cybersecurity thwarts attacks — and how hackers fight back

TechTarget  | February 19, 2019

As our digital lives get more automated, integrated and connected, the security risks increase as well; 2018 was full of hacks and privacy scandals, ranging from healthcare breaches to blunders by Facebook and Google.

Cybersecurity is more important than ever, and many experts are using AI to take that security to the next level. For CIOs, the critical questions are: How much security can AI provide, and what should the realistic expectations of AI cybersecurity be?