A Harm Reduction Framework Can Strengthen Cybersecurity

Kyle Tobener wants information security professionals to remove the words “don’t do that” from their vocabulary. Tobener, VP, Head of Security and IT at DevOps startup Copado, spoke at Black Hat USA 2022 on August 10 about how building a harm reduction framework can improve cybersecurity more than simply focusing on use reduction. Providing effective […]

Blockchain Report Card: What Does It Matter to Enterprises Now?

The days of regarding blockchain as a digital McGuffin presumed to solve ambiguous needs may be waning, but questions remain on what makes sense for enterprises to get out of it. Speaking with blockchain experts from 0Chain and Cleo offered some perspective on realistic expectations organizations may have for the blockchain that go beyond lofty […]

The Rise of the ‘Fractional’ CMO and the Role CIOs Play

The job of the chief marketing officer (CMO) is to deliver superior brand experiences, but they are struggling to manage more channels than ever, are tasked with more responsibilities, and are under enormous pressure to drive profitable growth. This poses new opportunities and business challenges for companies who are looking for immediate marketing leadership. In […]

When Your Open Source Turns to the Dark Side

Many people treat open-source software as merely a license. Whenever people tell me that, I ask them what prevents the project from changing license, and who can pull off such a change. And then I tell them stories of people using open-source tools that turned to the dark side. In this article, I analyze three […]

Black Hat at 25: Why Cybersecurity Is Going to Get Worse Before It Gets Better

Chris Krebs, the first director of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), a part of the US Department of Homeland Security, believes that information security will get worse before it gets better. Krebs, now a founding partner of consulting firm Krebs Stamos Group, opened information security conference Black Hat USA 2022 with a keynote […]

How Cyberattackers Are Cultivating New Strategies and Reconfiguring Classic Gambits

Yuval Wollman has a rare holistic view of the complex — and often-siloed — cybersecurity ecosystem. With time spent in the Israeli legal, financial, and intelligence sectors, most recently as director general of the Ministry of Intelligence Affairs, he is intimately familiar with the impact of cyberattacks across all aspects of government and enterprise. Now, […]

Cloud Without Modernization Is an Antipattern

Your cloud strategy may be “all in, right now” or a slower, incremental approach. But whichever way you choose, modernization is a must. Cloud without modernization, as a cloud security architect once told me, is just a move from one data center to another, dragging all the problems of legacy environments behind it. Forrester’s research […]

What You Need to Know About Predictive Network Technology

It’s almost like magic, but predictive network technology is anything but a trick. Using artificial intelligence (AI) and machine language (ML) mathematical models and algorithms, predictive network technology alerts an organization to network issues as early as possible and offers problem-solving solutions. “The technology enables networks to learn from past instances using massive amounts of […]

10 Creative Ways to Slice IT Costs

How can IT leaders cut costs when inflation spikes the price of everything? Here are some innovative ideas that might help with overstrained IT budgets — without giving up the very things they need to operate.

A Digital Transformation Team Is Only as Good as the Sum of its Parts

The pandemic has shone a spotlight on the need for digital transformation as the only way for businesses to move forward. In fact, a McKinsey Global Survey of executives showed in 2020 that companies had accelerated the digitization of their customer and supply-chain interactions and of their internal operations by three to four years. And, […]