Cybergovernance Journal Update – 5/13/2016

by | May 13, 2016

While state actors plot further government and corporate breaches, strategies are being further refined to deal with them. Cybersecurity responses are moving from ineffective single-point plans to comprehensive structural risk responses.

Ralph Hasson on What Boards Need to Govern Cyber Risk

Cybergovernance Journal, May 9
An NACD leader and an author in the area of corporate governance has identified 5 common needs for effective governance of cyber risk…

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Ransomware is Now the Biggest Cybersecurity Threat

ZDNet, May 6
Ransomware has replaced advanced persistent threat network attacks as the most problematic cyberthreat — and early indications suggest that they’ll be the main problem for 2016 as a whole, cybersecurity researchers from Kaspersky Lab have warned…

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Why Cybersecurity Oversight Belongs in the Boardroom

SecurityWeek, April 13
Ultimately, a proper oversight program can help companies streamline board reporting, integrate multi-department activities required to mitigate operational cyber risks, and ensure that reasonable security protocols and procedures are in place…

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How Cyber Savvy is Your Organization?

Wall St. Journal, May 11
Following some cyberbreaches, shareholders have called for the removal of directors or have filed derivative lawsuits against them. Class action lawsuits are also becoming more common following a cyberbreach. The bad news is that the problem is likely to become worse because every organization has a growing number of cyber risks…

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Will Artificial Intelligence Revolutionize Cybersecurity?

Christian Science Monitor, May 4
With criminal hackers becoming more effective at breaking into computer systems, cybersecurity researchers, government agencies, and academics are looking to artificial intelligence to detect – and fight – cyberattacks…

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“Security Mom” Talks about Role of Cyber in Government Agencies

CSO, May 11
Juliette Kayyem, security expert and author, says that “We need people with talent and an understanding of how these networks work. The problem is that these same skills are getting a lot more money to go to Silicon Valley or New York or anywhere else in the private sector…”

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