Security assessment will bring hope. Justification to the board will be validated. Have you struggled to articulate the Return on Investment (ROI) in cyber security to the board? If you think GDPR is enough of a justification, think again! This 4-part article is pivotal in helping you justify security investment to protect your organisation in 2019.
As a security and risk professional, I am often asked'how much security is enough?' Seems a simple enough question, but it manages to trip so many people up in terms of an answer. So what is the right answer? Is there a nice sound bite that one can give? A day rarely passes without a press report relating to a security issue. The level of complexity involved in managing such a diversity of threats means that cyber security has become a significant and increasing cost of doing business.
In this special guest feature, Cecilia Pizzurro, Senior Director, Strategic Data Projects at LOGICnow, discusses the convergence of data/machine learning and cybersecurity, and the idea that these two are playing off of each other in a more meaningful way than ever before. Cecilia leads a team of data scientists and software engineers in Cambridge (US) and Newcastle (UK). These teams use machine learning and big data analytics to find business value in the vast amount of customer data gathered from LOGICnow's products. She was also the co-founder and CTO of the The Dolomite Group, a South American mining consortium, pioneering machine learning and big data analyses to improve mining efficiency and reduce environmental impact in Peru. This company is currently finalizing its acquisition by a Chilean mining company.
The Argument is a feature dedicated to promoting dialogue and deeper understanding of contentious issues by introducing various viewpoints. Last month, the Diet passed legislation that amended the Foreign Exchange and Foreign Trade Control Law. The revisions are essentially aimed at ensuring that Japan's foreign investment regime cannot be exploited by foreign actors that may endanger its national security. Some will insist these changes are overkill and will smother Japan's attractiveness as a destination for foreign investment. This line effectively posits that Japan is weakening its opportunities to investors through new rules that -- while enacted with a solid purpose of protecting against threats to national security -- will undermine and overly scrutinize legitimate investment.
Israeli security startup Aqua Security today announced it's raised 9 million in Series A funding led by Microsoft Ventures. Previous investors TLV Partners and Shlomo Kramer also participated in the round, bringing Aqua's total investment to date to 13.5 million. Founded in late 2015 by by CEO Dror Davidoff and CTO Amir Jerbi, Aqua Security's platform aims to protect container environments by automating policies and providing a clear view of container activity throughout its lifecycle. The platform supports Docker on both Windows and Linux, and is available either on-premises or in the AWS, Azure, and Google clouds. Aqua Security's platform came to market only a few months ago in May, but the company says it's already made gains in the financial services, technology, retail, and online services sectors.