Data breaches reached a historic high in 2017, with 1,579 reported, which left 179 million records exposed. Ryan Wilk, VP of Delivery for NuData Security, explains why a whole new authentication framework is needed that positively identifies customers online and biometrics is helping to solve this challenge.
How can U.S. companies possibly narrow a tremendously cavernous skills gap in the world of IT security? Social innovation executive and author, Charles Eaton, believes one viable solution is now wending its way through our nation’s middle and high schools. In this 5-part series, Eaton delves into the five keys for “Raising the Next Generation of Technologists” and filling the cybersecurity skills gap in the process.
Enterprise security teams have a namesake job to do – secure their organizations – but it does not have to come at the expense of their colleague’s privacy. How, then, do organizations balance the requirements and expectations of both sides and keep their data secure while ensuring that the company refrains from violating privacy laws?
There’s an old joke in the community that there is no patch for the user – technology can be fixed, but human mistakes cannot be overcome. In this new An InfoSec Life article, Joseph Pindar shares his beliefs that peoples’ actions aren’t a problem that can be easily dismissed with a joke.
There has been a great deal of attention paid to the advantages of machine learning in security tools lately. And while it shows a great deal of promise, the reality is alone, machine learning is not enough to consistently and accurately detect, prevent or predict threats and is prone to false-positives. When considering how to reduce the overall threat exposure window, organizations need to understand how, only when combined with additional technologies, machine learning can be effective.
There’s tremendous excitement about Machine Learning and its Artificial Intelligence applications for cybersecurity. There’s a lot of confusion and vendor technobabble, too, that must be sorted out.