Dark Reading is part of the Informa Tech Division of Informa PLC

This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them.Informa PLC's registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 8860726.

Cloud

8/16/2016
08:30 AM
Marilyn Cohodas
Marilyn Cohodas
Commentary
Connect Directly
Twitter
LinkedIn
RSS
E-Mail vvv
50%
50%

Dark Reading Radio: What Keeps IT Security Pros Awake at Night

Join us for a wide-ranging discussion with (ISC) 2 Chief Exec David Shearer on the most worrisome infosec trends and challenges.

Whether it's phishing, ransomware, data breaches, a shortage of skilled staff, or communicating with users, internal business colleagues and the C-suite, IT security executives have a lot to worry about.

In our next Dark Reading Radio show, Wednesday, August 17 at 1:00 p.m. EDT/10:00 a.m. PDT, we’ll take a look at recent survey data – including results from the annual 2016 Black Hat Attendee Survey -- with (ISC)² Chief Executive Officer David Shearer in a discussion about issues that are causing security professionals to lose their well-earned sleep.

Before taking the helm at (ISC)², our featured speaker served as associate CIO for International Technology Services at the US Department of Agriculture, deputy CIO at the US Department of the Interior, and the executive for architecture, engineering and technical services at the US Patent and Trademark Office.

At (ISC)², he is responsible for the overall direction and management of the organization and its Center for Cyber Safety and Education

Among the issues and trends we’ll be discussing Wednesday:

Security Readiness: According to the Black Hat 2016 survey, 72% of respondents believe it’s “likely” their organizations will face a major breach in the next 12 months and 70% believe they don’t have enough people, budget, or training to defend themselves against current threats.

Attack Trends:  Almost 60% of Black Hat survey respondents have experienced breaches through phishing or malware in the past year; 23% of respondent experienced a ransomware attack in the past year, and 17% identified a targeted attack

Cloud:  Among the most significant practical security trends identified by more than half of respondents to (ISC)² ’s co-sponsored Cloud Security Spotlight Report were issues involving unauthorized access via misuse of employee credentials and improper access controls.

Security Skills Shortage. According to the Black Hat survey, 74% of respondents say they do not have enough staff to defend their organizations against current threats.

State of industry security practices. In the Black Hat survey, respondents reported that the most common security practices are strong passwords, virus detection, and end-user awareness training. But newer practices such as DevOps for tighter application security and forensics/advanced threat practices are much less prevalent.

Are these issues keeping you up at night? What else is causing you to lose sleep? I hope you'll join our show this Wednesday, and bring your personal insights and opinions to the conversation. You can post your comments and questions below or take them with you to the Dark Reading Radio studio on Wednesday, where you can participate directly through online chat. Please note, you’ll need to register for the broadcast to participate.

I look forward to seeing you there. But if you can't make it, please check out the broadcast and live chat from our Dark Reading Radio archive.

Related Content:

 

 

 

 

 

Marilyn has been covering technology for business, government, and consumer audiences for over 20 years. Prior to joining UBM, Marilyn worked for nine years as editorial director at TechTarget Inc., where she launched six Websites for IT managers and administrators supporting ... View Full Bio
Comment  | 
Print  | 
More Insights
Comments
Newest First  |  Oldest First  |  Threaded View
Data Leak Week: Billions of Sensitive Files Exposed Online
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark Reading,  12/10/2019
Lessons from the NSA: Know Your Assets
Robert Lemos, Contributing Writer,  12/12/2019
4 Tips to Run Fast in the Face of Digital Transformation
Shane Buckley, President & Chief Operating Officer, Gigamon,  12/9/2019
Register for Dark Reading Newsletters
White Papers
Video
Cartoon
Current Issue
The Year in Security: 2019
This Tech Digest provides a wrap up and overview of the year's top cybersecurity news stories. It was a year of new twists on old threats, with fears of another WannaCry-type worm and of a possible botnet army of Wi-Fi routers. But 2019 also underscored the risk of firmware and trusted security tools harboring dangerous holes that cybercriminals and nation-state hackers could readily abuse. Read more.
Flash Poll
Rethinking Enterprise Data Defense
Rethinking Enterprise Data Defense
Frustrated with recurring intrusions and breaches, cybersecurity professionals are questioning some of the industrys conventional wisdom. Heres a look at what theyre thinking about.
Twitter Feed
Dark Reading - Bug Report
Bug Report
Enterprise Vulnerabilities
From DHS/US-CERT's National Vulnerability Database
CVE-2019-19797
PUBLISHED: 2019-12-15
read_colordef in read.c in Xfig fig2dev 3.2.7b has an out-of-bounds write.
CVE-2019-5252
PUBLISHED: 2019-12-14
There is an improper authentication vulnerability in Huawei smartphones (Y9, Honor 8X, Honor 9 Lite, Honor 9i, Y6 Pro). The applock does not perform a sufficient authentication in a rare condition. Successful exploit could allow the attacker to use the application locked by applock in an instant.
CVE-2019-5235
PUBLISHED: 2019-12-14
Some Huawei smart phones have a null pointer dereference vulnerability. An attacker crafts specific packets and sends to the affected product to exploit this vulnerability. Successful exploitation may cause the affected phone to be abnormal.
CVE-2019-5264
PUBLISHED: 2019-12-13
There is an information disclosure vulnerability in certain Huawei smartphones (Mate 10;Mate 10 Pro;Honor V10;Changxiang 7S;P-smart;Changxiang 8 Plus;Y9 2018;Honor 9 Lite;Honor 9i;Mate 9). The software does not properly handle certain information of applications locked by applock in a rare condition...
CVE-2019-5277
PUBLISHED: 2019-12-13
Huawei CloudUSM-EUA V600R006C10;V600R019C00 have an information leak vulnerability. Due to improper configuration, the attacker may cause information leak by successful exploitation.