Posted July 19, 2017 by Jeff B. Copeland
This is the year, 2017, that cyber threats broke down the boardroom door and confronted board directors with the ugly reality that cyber risk could quickly escalate to operational risk, market risk and even enterprise risk.
Posted July 18, 2017 by Jeff B. Copeland
At RiskLens, we’re all about defining and refining “risk” to laser focus on what can be measured (in meaningful ways), prioritized and ultimately managed. When we hear loose use of terminology in the risk field, our antennae go up.
Posted July 6, 2017 by Jeff B. Copeland
The recent Cyber Risk North America Conference, hosted by Risk.net, drew a high-level crowd of over 100 infosec professionals from banks, insurance companies, mutual funds, and other finance firms—and their regulatory agencies—for a two-day gathering in New York that was a great listening post to measure the state of play in financial services cybersecurity.
Posted June 30, 2017 by Jeff B. Copeland
A little more than a month after the WannaCry malware infected systems around the globe, a new ransomware epidemic locked screens this week, first in Ukraine, then the US, Russia, Germany, Australia and beyond.
Posted June 21, 2017 by Jeff B. Copeland
A new survey of cybersecurity officers finds that 73% have no way to calculate the financial impact of cyber attacks, and rely on their own estimates. And they’re bad at estimating.
Posted June 14, 2017 by Jeff B. Copeland
RiskLens has just been named Best Risk Analytics Tool in the 2017 OpRisk Awards, the prestigious competition judged by the editors of Risk magazine.
Posted June 7, 2017 by Jeff B. Copeland
When Mary Meeker speaks, Silicon Valley listens. Last week, the Valley’s most respected forecaster (and partner at venture capitalist firm Kleiner Perkins), presented her annual lnternet Trends report for 2017, a 355-slides extravaganza of predictions.
Posted June 1, 2017 by Jeff B. Copeland
Global accounting firm EY recently surveyed 2,300 senior executives about their mergers activity over the previous year and turned up this disturbing result: Of those who had canceled a planned acquisition, 39% said the primary reason was “concerns about cybersecurity”.
Posted May 30, 2017 by Jeff B. Copeland
"Organizations are spending an ever-larger portion of their IT budgets on security. But what does it get them?..It is hard to go to the Board of Directors to ask for more investment when you can’t even measure the impact of current investments.”
Posted May 26, 2017 by Jeff B. Copeland
Generally speaking, Chief Information Security Officers (CISOs) came up through the ranks of IT, corporate security or law enforcement, not the business management path. Now, CISOs have to evolve to think and speak like experienced business people. What's going on? This infographic outlines four forces coming together to push cybersecurity leaders out of their normal skillsets and comfort zones.