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The smart tech threat to CEOs

TechRadar | November 7, 2019

The cybersecurity industry talks a lot about the importance of “board-level buy-in” for projects and a security-by-design culture led from the “top down”. What does that actually mean? It means CEOs and senior managers who “get” security: leaders who know that security done right can be a competitive differentiator and growth driver, not a block on innovation.

The reality is that most still do not.

Hackers access Bed Bath & Beyond customer data

Digital Commerce 360 | October 31, 2019

For a shopper who was impacted, she should ensure she doesn’t use the same password for her Bed Bath & Beyond account elsewhere. In fact, not reusing passwords is one way consumers can protect themselves from fraud, says Mike Lloyd, chief technology officer from cyber security firm RedSeal Inc.

“It’s important to realize that if you use the same password at your bank as you use for less important services like social media or video streaming, then a bad guy only has to break into whichever company has the weakest security, then steal your passwords and use them everywhere else you go,” Lloyd says.

What Do You Do When You Can’t Patch Your IoT Endpoints?

Dark Reading | October 29, 2019

Question: What do you do when you can’t patch your IoT endpoints?

Dr. Mike Lloyd, CTO of RedSeal: Internet of Things devices are great because they aren’t as complicated as phones, laptops, or servers. General-purpose computers cause headaches. Unfortunately for security, IoT devices are also a curse for the same reason – precisely because they aren’t flexible. The security toolchain and ecosystem we’ve built up assumes we can put stuff on network endpoints, but IoT “things” are different. Agents? Scanning? Patching? Antivirus? None of that works in the new world of IoT widgets. Worse, many of these devices are built en masse by companies focused on price point, with no intention of supporting patching.

Oracle’s Autonomous Cloud Security Claims Met with Skepticism

DataCenter Knowledge | September 25, 2019

Last week, Oracle co-founder and CTO Larry Ellison claimed that Oracle’s new autonomous systems will eliminate all data breaches. Not everyone’s buying it….

Mike Lloyd, CTO of cybersecurity vendor RedSeal, called Oracle’s latest promises an example of “hyperbolic marketing.”

“People find clouds inherently confusing, not least when trying to understand who is responsible for what,” he said. “Of course, if you think your cloud vendor is responsible for some aspect of security, but they think you’re responsible for it, then you’re on a road to a bad place.”

Intelligent CISO: Security in the data centre

Intelligent CISO | Issue 17 / Page 50

UK CEOs’ Cyber Ignorance Costing Firms Dear

Infosecurity Magazine | July 17, 2019

Cybersecurity: Is your boss leaving your organisation vulnerable to hackers?

ZDNet | July 15, 2019

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