CEO News, Articles and Updates

Why the cyber-security skills shortage is a CEO's responsibility

CEOs must lead by inspiring, supporting and facilitating the education of children about cyber-security, develop internship and mentoring programmes, offer apprenticeships, facilitate diverse workforces, and empower employees.

Charities across UK are vulnerable to CEO fraud, warns Charity Commission

The Charity Commission recently shot out alerts to charities across the UK, warning them that cyber-criminals posing as CEOs or senior executives at charities could launch phishing attacks on employees.

Cyber-security executive changes

A breakdown of the members of the cyber-security industry who have been assigned new roles and will be starting new roles in the near future.

Cyber security is an enabler of innovation

Ojas Rege argues that CISOs and CEOs who broaden their cyber-security messages beyond the need for defence can create organisations that embrace innovation and drive performance.

More than half of Danish shipping companies hit by cyber-crime

A survey by the shipping association of the CEO panel comprising of 26 senior executives revealed that the majority of Danish shipping companies - 69 percent - had been hit by cyber-crime according to a report in SMN.

Intel's Krzanich sold £29 million in stock before chip flaws disclosed

Intel CEO Brian Krzanich's sale of Intel stock in November before security flaws in the chip became public is raising some eyebrows among regulatory and legal officials.

Aspen Cyber Strategy Group holds meeting to tackle cyber-security issues

The US Aspen Institute's Aspen Cyber Strategy Group, a cadre of 35 experts from the public and private sectors, held its first meeting Friday to tackle cyber-security challenges.

Starbucks free Wi-Fi caught secretly mining cryptocurrency

A tech CEO noticed the free Wi-Fi at his local Starbucks didn't exactly come without a price after discovering the network was secretly jacking his computing power to mine crypto-currency.

Video: How to remediate a breach (for CEOS)

SC Magazine UK went down to a Cyber-Rescue Alliance designed to teach CEOs how to respond to a breach when eventually, and inevitably happens.

ICYMI: Equation group, Hutzero, Cyber-security unemployment, CEO responsibility and Lord Blunkett

This week: Leaked NSA hacking tools go to work on Cisco customers, The first class of a new cyber-security school graduates, European CEOs no longer pass the buck on security, and Lord Blunkett opens a Cyber-Highway

54% of European CEOs are taking responsibility for cyber-security

More than half (54 percent) of CEOs in European companies are taking responsibility for cyber-security as it is now considered to be an executive responsibility.

OurMine hackers take Uber CEO's Twitter page for a joyride

Last night, Uber CEO Travis Kalanick became the latest public target of the OurMine hacking group, which posted an unauthorized message on his Twitter page, likely after hijacking his linked Quora account.

CEO sacked after aircraft company grounded by whaling attack

Following a successful whaling attack in January which cost FACC €40 million, the company has sacked both its CFO and CEO.

Thar she blows: Whaling attacks likely to rise in 2016

Whaling attacks eschew technical sophistication in favour of a good old fashioned confidence trick and according to cyber-security company, Mimecast, they're on the rise.

The future CISO: The next Captain Kirk?

Future Chief Information Security Officers (CISOs) will be multi-skilled business-enablers, the 21st century equivalent of Captain Kirk from Stark Trek.

After Carbanak, bank CEOs fear cyber-attacks will harm business growth

Just days after the world's "biggest-ever online heist", a new study reveals that bank CEOs are concerned cyber-risks will harm business growth.

Darkhotel APT steals IP from travelling executives

A sophisticated cyber-espionage campaign uses Wi-Fi and a backdoor to trick travelling C-level execs into downloading "Darkhotel" spying software.

Information security budgets on the decline?

A new report which claims information security budgets have fallen has been called into question, but carries better news for security companies and security awareness training.

Why multi-factor authentication is a security best practice

Torben Andersen describes the top eight reasons why multi-factor authentication is a security best practice that CEOs need to ensure is implemented.

ICYMI: Black Hat news, biggest breach ever & figures to take to the CEO

This week's In Case You Missed It (ICYMI) highlights from the Black Hat conference, and reaction to the 'biggest data breach ever'.

IT security pros prioritise new tech over training

New research from IT security vendor Websense and Ponemon Institute indicates that security professionals want their companies to invest in new technology, but are doing little to 'upskill' existing staff.

CISOs breaking free from IT control, missing board support

Some of the UK's chief information security officers (CISOs) are breaking away from IT budgets and reporting lines but are still missing C-level support, a new study reveals.

CISOs still grappling with security awareness training

A study of some of the UK's top chief information security officers (CISOs) has revealed that just 21 percent are conducting security awareness training on a regular basis.

Bank bosses finally get the memo on cyber security

Cyber-criminals large and small are targeting banks and other financial institutions for monetary gain, but smart companies are reacting with bigger cyber security budgets, new technologies and innovative schemes to improve security awareness.

CEOs and CISOs must share blame for data breaches

Data breaches continue to make the news, with eBay and Target the most prominent of recent victims, but questions are now being asked on which personnel should take the blame.

Security awareness training should 'change how people think'

Security awareness training must be high on the agenda of best practice when companies fight off cyber threats, experts concluded at the SC Congress London.

CEOs still don't get cyber security, study finds

A new study reveals that boardroom executives are still unaware of cyber threats, much to the chagrin of those working in information security.