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Securing the Supply Chain

CXO Insight ME | March 2020 (Pages 36-37)

Dr. Mike Lloyd, CTO at RedSeal, on how to protect your supply chain from cyberattacks.

“The supply chain combatted the challenge of repeatable quality through standards and audits – organisations establish baselines of what it takes to make a reliable product, and then build the supply chain around those who can meet the standard. The time has come for comparable efforts around cybersecurity and digital resilience across the supply chain.”

What coronavirus can teach us about network security

ITProPortal | March 18, 2020

In my travels, I’ve met cybersecurity professionals from many different backgrounds. That’s not so surprising – it’s a relatively new profession only recently taught in universities, and it takes on the order of ten years of on-the-job training to become an expert. Most seasoned cybersecurity veterans came from some other discipline. I moved into cybersecurity from epidemiology, studying how disease spreads. There are some surprising and interesting parallels between cybersecurity and epidemiology – starting from the point that most people really don’t want to talk to you about the icky stuff that you spend your time on until they face a real crisis and suddenly demand answers!

Why Aren’t Smart Devices Safer?

Forbes | March 6, 2020

We live in a world of rapid technological change. Consumers have adopted smart home devices at amazing (some might say alarming) speeds. Businesses have rushed to the cloud, to digitalization and to the latest artificial intelligence approaches. Each of these changes is driven by big benefits but also comes with a great deal of risk.

Securing the Cloud with Smart SMB

Sm@rt SMB | February 2020 (Pages 13-14)

Mike Lloyd, CTO, RedSeal says, “There was a lot of fear at first that cloud would be less secure, but those fears were unfounded. In general, cloud providers do a great job, and they do it full time, 24×7. There have been no recent incidents that can be pinned on a cloud provider failing to do their job.”

He cautions that this does not mean the cloud is perfect safe and there certainly have been cloud breaches that were the fault of the company buying those cloud services.

Charting a Path to Hybrid Cloud Security

Nutanix Blog  | February 20, 2020

The majority of IT pros worldwide consider the most secure IT operating environment to be the hybrid cloud, according to recent research. In a hybrid cloud, some applications and workloads run in private cloud infrastructure, either on-premises or in a third-party hosting environment, while others reside in the public cloud.

…”Competitors that are building clouds all offer different services, with different complex details, and different skills required,” said Dr. Mike Lloyd, RedSeal CTO.

Competing management systems are one issue. Because each vendor innovates and builds its own management layer, effectively maintaining a hybrid environment means that “every IT organization has to become fluent in multiple languages at once,” according to Lloyd.

Huawei warning: Expert reveals how spy could EASILY hack into UK’s 5G network

Daily Express | February 8, 2020

Boris Johnson’s decision to allow Huawei continued access to the UK’s 5G network could lead to a serious threat to the country, a leading expert has warned.The Chinese firm will be allowed to access 35 percent of the UK’s network, which includes its radio networks. Huawei will also be banned from supplying “sensitive” parts to the network, the UK Government revealed last month.

Mr. Johnson declaring there will be limits to Huawei’s access, speaking to Express.co.uk, Dr. Mike Lloyd, security expert and CTO at RedSeal, warned 35 percent is a “huge amount” for any potential spy.

14 Top Data Security Risks Every Business Should Address

Forbes | January 30, 2020

6. Managing The Increasingly Complex Digital Business Environment

Data breaches happen because it’s hard to do anything consistently at scale. Our top risk is failing to follow basic rules 100% of the time in a growing, changing, increasingly complex digital business environment. Attackers are like ants in a house—no matter what you do, they always find another way in. We need to manage complexity and apply basic security standards everywhere, all the time. – Mike Lloyd, RedSeal

The Latest CISO Headache – IoT

Sm@rt SMB | January 2020 (Page 30)

There’s a saying in the security world : “If it’s on the network, it belongs to the CISO.” Dr. Mike Lloyd, RedSeal CTO, discusses some steps the CISO can undertake where traditional techniques don’t seem to have an answer in securing IoT infrastructure.

What’s in Store? Cybersecurity in 2020

TahawulTech | January 2020 (Page 12)

What do you think will be the key drivers for security spending?

We are mid-way through the transition to the cloud, leaving most networks as a complex hybrid. Managing that complexity will be a major spending driver. Another key driver is compliance as the regulatory landscape continues to evolve, new regulations will drive spending. Lastly, cyber insurance will increase in importance in 2020, and this will steer spending towards defences that insurance providers want to see, in much the same way that car insurance drives car safety features. – Mike Lloyd, RedSeal CTO

12 Strategies To Get Your Staff To Stay On Top Of Software Updates

Forbes | January 16, 2020

A big irony in security is that the more critical a system is, the less likely it is to be patched well! To keep critical systems available, teams often deprioritize security. While security is abstract, an unavailable system is tangible and immediate. Security teams need to make the risk real so downtime seems necessary. Provide specific, personalized scenarios for why the action matters. – Mike LloydRedSeal