Tag Archives: CIOs

Layered Protection: The Only Cure for the Ransomware Epidemic

by Raimund Genes

What’s the number one challenge facing CISOs today? It’s not compliance, budgetary concerns, securing cloud computing or even data breaches – as important as all of these issues are. It’s ransomware. Every day there seems to be a new outbreak. The latest is a double-edged attack campaign apparently combining ransomware and DDoS. But while many cybercriminals are keen to exploit your organisation’s weakest point – its users – via web and email channels, some are looking to attack other parts of the IT infrastructure such as the network and servers.

That’s why CISOs need to ensure their organisation implements layered protection covering all possible weak points. It’s the only way to ensure you stand the maximum chance of avoiding ransomware infection. Continue reading

Can Biometrics Point the Way to CIO Success?

by Raimund Genes

RBS/NatWest recently became the first bank in the UK to offer biometric authentication for access to mobile banking. It’s a great piece of PR for the financial giant, but will it actually drive more customers to its services, save money, or improve security? For many CIOs the jury’s still out on biometrics. But if some of the most risk averse institutions in the country are beginning to come around, maybe it’s time to take another look at the technology. Continue reading