Careers & People

12/22/2017
09:00 AM
Connect Directly
Twitter
Twitter
RSS
E-Mail
50%
50%

CISO Holiday Miracle Wish List

If CISOs could make a wish to solve a problem, these would be among the top choices.
Previous
1 of 6
Next

Image Source: Adobe Stock (C) ra2 studio

Image Source: Adobe Stock ra2 studio

With the holiday season in full swing, this is the time of year that has people thinking of happy miracles. Which got us at Dark Reading pondering: if CISOs had their pick of career miracles this holiday season and New Year, what would their miracle be? Based on our engagement with security practitioners, data from recent surveys and opinions from industry pundits, here are our best guesses.

 

Ericka Chickowski specializes in coverage of information technology and business innovation. She has focused on information security for the better part of a decade and regularly writes about the security industry as a contributor to Dark Reading.  View Full Bio

Previous
1 of 6
Next
Comment  | 
Print  | 
More Insights
Comments
Newest First  |  Oldest First  |  Threaded View
cybersavior
100%
0%
cybersavior,
User Rank: Strategist
12/27/2017 | 11:43:39 AM
The big chair
That's why the big "top security person" chair is so precarious.  "Career Is Soon Over" (CISO), as they say.  It's true.  It is always the hot seat when you are accountable to control and protect against the unknown with limited resources and finite labor.  One unpatched system, one rouge insider and you're toast.

Oh and I disliked the 6-page slideshow format.  I realize that it gets the host exponential opportunities to display ads and content but the consumer experience is annoying. 
Election Websites, Back-End Systems Most at Risk of Cyberattack in Midterms
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark Reading,  8/14/2018
Intel Reveals New Spectre-Like Vulnerability
Curtis Franklin Jr., Senior Editor at Dark Reading,  8/15/2018
Australian Teen Hacked Apple Network
Dark Reading Staff 8/17/2018
Register for Dark Reading Newsletters
White Papers
Video
Cartoon
Current Issue
Flash Poll
Surviving the IT Security Skills Shortage
Surviving the IT Security Skills Shortage
Cybersecurity professionals are in high demand -- and short supply. Find out what Dark Reading discovered during their 2017 Security Staffing Survey and get some strategies for getting through the drought. Download the report today!
Twitter Feed
Dark Reading - Bug Report
Bug Report
Enterprise Vulnerabilities
From DHS/US-CERT's National Vulnerability Database
CVE-2018-15504
PUBLISHED: 2018-08-18
An issue was discovered in Embedthis GoAhead before 4.0.1 and Appweb before 7.0.2. The server mishandles some HTTP request fields associated with time, which results in a NULL pointer dereference, as demonstrated by If-Modified-Since or If-Unmodified-Since with a month greater than 11.
CVE-2018-15505
PUBLISHED: 2018-08-18
An issue was discovered in Embedthis GoAhead before 4.0.1 and Appweb before 7.0.2. An HTTP POST request with a specially crafted "Host" header field may cause a NULL pointer dereference and thus cause a denial of service, as demonstrated by the lack of a trailing ']' character in an IPv6 a...
CVE-2018-15492
PUBLISHED: 2018-08-18
A vulnerability in the lservnt.exe component of Sentinel License Manager version 8.5.3.35 (fixed in 8.5.3.2403) causes UDP amplification.
CVE-2018-15494
PUBLISHED: 2018-08-18
In Dojo Toolkit before 1.14, there is unescaped string injection in dojox/Grid/DataGrid.
CVE-2018-15495
PUBLISHED: 2018-08-18
/filemanager/upload.php in Responsive FileManager before 9.13.3 allows Directory Traversal and SSRF because the url parameter is used directly in a curl_exec call, as demonstrated by a file:///etc/passwd value.