Cyber insurance: What impacts premiums?

Fantastic advice! I’m joined by Visesh Gosrani at Guidewire / Cyence, Greg Markell at Ridge Canada and David Strom at Strom.com to discuss cyber insurance. We catch up on the rapidly evolving industry and the impact of change on customers, brokers and underwriters. Get helpful tips on coverage and premiums.

Learn more:

https://www.guidewire.com/about-us/news-and-events/events

https://main.strom.com/

http://ridgecanada.com/

Managed security services at a crossroads

I'm joined by Pascal Fortin from CounterTack / GoSecure and Alfredo Hickman from Rackspace in a hard hitting chat about big changes in managed security services. We talk about the impact on customers and the channel. Tips are provided to select an MSSP and to negotiate a contract as well. 

https://www.gosec.net/en/

https://www.countertack.com/blog/topic/blogs

https://blog.rackspace.com/rackspace-launches-customer-reliability-engineering-and-managed-security-services-for-google-cloud-platform

Smarter AI Ransomware: Your 5 Best Chances

Ransomware, like any other attack, is not inevitable if you can stop the attacker at even one step along a kill chain. We look specifically at the 5 steps of a ransomware as an example of how to improve your odds of avoiding a breach. Stewart Cawthray from Thomson Reuters, Allan Liska from Recorded Future, Tim Gallo from FireEye and Birat Niraula from CapitalOne provide lots of great advice!

Rethinking identity: Securing users, apps and the cloud

Identity management is going through incredible change of late, so we catch up with Sarah Squire from Ping Identity, Amir Sharif from Aporeto and Wes Kroesbergen from Lumagate NA. They talk through the latest solutions, standards and best practices your organizations should consider for successful identity management in a rapidly changing world from developers to devices and from containers to cloud. 

Your cloud security roadmap

Cloud ushers in new security challenges, while alleviating others. My guests Stu Solomon CTO at Optiv and Allan Liska senior analyst at Recorded Future apply the NIST Cybersecurity Framework to draw out key elements of consideration for your security in the cloud. 

If you're using Amazon AWS, Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud Platform or myriad other IaaS, PaaS and SaaS offerings, we hope you'll find this episode of value. 

GDPR impact in Canada and the United States

GDPR is having an impact on organizations in Canada and the US already. New rights for the protection of personal data each create actions that need to be taken to be compliant if an organizations is in anyway collecting, processing or otherwise data from EU subjects. This Cyverity report explains what key rights and actions look like. Moreover it explores the potential for GDPR strength legislation to come to Canada or the United States.

Your container security strategy

Containers like Docker offer new automation awesomeness, portability and predictability. But traditional security tools and ops are only the start of reducing your risks. John Morello from Twistlock, Alfredo Hickman from Rackspace and Kellman Meghu from Sycomp pull the container stack apart to reveal security gaps.

Please read NIST Application Container Security Guide co-authored by John Morello

https://nvlpubs.nist.gov/nistpubs/specialpublications/nist.sp.800-190.pdf

And read Container Intrusions: Assessing the Efficacy of Intrusion Detection and Analysis Methods for Linux by Alfredo Hickman

https://www.sans.org/reading-room/whitepapers/detection/container-intrusions-assessing-efficacy-intrusion-detection-analysis-methods-linux-container-environments-38245

Choosing a DDoS provider

Learn how to decide which DDoS provider to select, what operational issues may come up and how to handle them. My guests: Laurent Gil co-founded a leader in DDoS solutions (Oracle Dyn formerly Zenedge) and Stewart Cawthray helped set up a DDoS service for a major telco and is now Senior Director Security at Thomson Reuters in Toronto, Canada. We delve into the difference between several different kinds of attacks with most time spent at the application layer (OSI layer 7).