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Peaks and Valleys: The Mental Health Side of Cybersecurity Risk Management

There is one risk cybersecurity experts often overlook: burnout. We can build on threat detection and incident response capabilities and use cybersecurity risk management frameworks, such as NIST CSF, to improve our overall risk posture all we want without ever looking inward. Because burnout is internal, we may not always see it. But left unmanag
Publish At:2021-01-12 11:15 | Read:192 | Comments:0 | Tags:CISO Risk Management cybersecurity education Cybersecurity C

Cybersecurity Trends: Keeping Up With 2020’s ‘New Normal’

This year has seen major changes in cybersecurity trends. At times, 2020 seems to have come and gone in a flash. For many, it has dragged on for what seems to be years and years. Data breaches, new threats to education, the new normal of working from home (WFH), new malware styles and pandemic-related attacks are all cybersecurity threats specifically creat
Publish At:2020-12-22 18:11 | Read:250 | Comments:0 | Tags:CISO Security Services Cybersecurity security cyber cybersec

Cybersecurity Framework: How To Create A Resilience Strategy

A cyber resilience framework, or cybersecurity framework, is a crucial component of modern-day business. In the face of rising threats from malware, phishing and high-tech threat actors, a cyber resilient company can position itself as a secure model for data protection customers can trust. Despite the growing security risks in a remote working world, ma
Publish At:2020-11-19 10:41 | Read:345 | Comments:0 | Tags:CISO Incident Response Risk Management cyber resilience Cybe

Cybersecurity Awareness: 6 Myths And How To Combat Them

National Cybersecurity Awareness month is upon us. And, so is the opportunity to look at what common C-suite misconceptions could be handcuffing security awareness efforts.  As we enter the back half of 2020, now is the time to look at myths and highlight their relevancy in this chaotic year. Which myths are in the modern threat landscape? An
Publish At:2020-10-07 09:34 | Read:489 | Comments:0 | Tags:CISO Incident Response Risk Management Cybersecurity cyberse

Integrating Security Awareness Training Into Employee Onboarding

Training your team on security awareness is an essential part of a successful security program. And, new employee onboarding is an optimal time to introduce your staff to your security best practices. This is in large part due to the fact that they likely won’t know your company’s protocols for secure information nor how to securely navigate int
Publish At:2020-10-01 09:16 | Read:370 | Comments:0 | Tags:CISO Identity & Access Risk Management Cybersecurity Trainin

Taking the Risk Out of Mergers and Acquisitions

In the post-COVID-19 economy, cyber risk and cybersecurity will play a central role in unlocking mergers and acquisitions (M&A) deal valuations. While economic uncertainty has contributed to a decline in M&A activity in the first half of 2020, many analysts expect an increase in deals during 2020-21 based on several conditions. The Mergers and Acqui
Publish At:2020-09-30 12:45 | Read:375 | Comments:0 | Tags:Banking & Financial Services CISO Risk Management Security S

Risk Management: How Security Can Learn to Do the Math

Risk management is an important element in using data to get ahead of cybersecurity risks before they happen. The costs of protecting an enterprise of any size against cyber attacks continue to rise. Once a business truly understands the consequences of an incident, its leaders must decide how to manage the risk. They can choose to accept, reduce or av
Publish At:2020-09-16 21:17 | Read:443 | Comments:0 | Tags:CISO Risk Management Security Services Cybersecurity Financi

Back to Basics: Creating a Culture of Cybersecurity at Work

The importance of security culture can be seen now more than ever. Many of us work remotely; there are app concerns; and the lines between personal and business use of devices and networks are blurred, challenging our cyber resilience. Therefore, despite all the great tools, frameworks and protective measures in place, we need to ensure people are doin
Publish At:2020-09-16 09:33 | Read:541 | Comments:0 | Tags:CISO Data Protection Security Services cybersecurity educati

Creating a Cybersecurity Culture Starts With Your Team

As cyberattacks become more prevalent and sophisticated, companies must put more faith in their employees to make sure they don’t put data at risk or fall victim to ransomware. But, employees are busier than ever. And, creating a cybersecurity culture at work becomes both more important and more challenging when employees work at home. Creating a stro
Publish At:2020-09-09 13:18 | Read:531 | Comments:0 | Tags:CISO Data Protection Security Services Cybersecurity Trainin

CISO: What the Job REALLY Entails and How It’s Evolved over the Years

All of us know what a Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) does from afar. A CISO upholds the organization’s overall security by overseeing the operations of the IS practice, the IT security department and related staff. In this capacity, those who become a CISO attain the highest paying job in information security, as it carries the associated responsi
Publish At:2020-09-02 01:45 | Read:613 | Comments:0 | Tags:IT Security and Data Protection CISO crowdsourced

4 Steps to Consider When Starting a New Cybersecurity Career

At a time when layoffs are painfully common, now might not seem like a great time to look for a new job or switch careers. Or, is it? The cybersecurity skills gap has not gone away, and companies of all kinds are in need of people with knowledge in this area. And, it’s not just the wealth of jobs that make a cybersecurity career compelling right now.
Publish At:2020-08-27 08:49 | Read:859 | Comments:0 | Tags:CISO Career Cybersecurity Security Professionals security cy

Cybersecurity Operations: 5 Ways to Cut Costs Without Pain

Cybersecurity frameworks are notoriously expensive to build and maintain. And, business leaders are frequently dissatisfied with their effectiveness. According to research conducted by the Ponemon Institute, enterprises spend an average of $2.86 million per year on their in-house security operations center (SOC), with more than half of those costs allo
Publish At:2020-08-25 08:55 | Read:720 | Comments:0 | Tags:CISO Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) Cybersecurity

Your Newest Cybersecurity Professional Is Already in Your Company

The cybersecurity talent gap is real. The 2019/2020 Official Annual Cybersecurity Jobs Report predicts that there will be 3.5 million security jobs left unfilled globally by 2021. The cybersecurity profession hit a 0% unemployment rate and the pay is good. So, why are security leaders struggling to fill positions? It could be because they are looking for th
Publish At:2020-08-20 08:22 | Read:601 | Comments:0 | Tags:CISO Career Cybersecurity Cybersecurity Jobs IT Security Sec

Security Modernization for the Cloud

This is the first in a blog series that will focus on all phases of security delivery: design, dev/build, test, deploy, operate and learn.  Many organizations are facing new cybersecurity concerns as they look to accelerate their digital transformations for themselves and their customers. At the same time, information technology (IT) and operations are
Publish At:2020-08-06 09:54 | Read:642 | Comments:0 | Tags:CISO Cloud Security Chief Information Security Officer (CISO

Build a Roadmap for Cyber Resilience

The current information security landscape is rapidly evolving. According to the latest research from IBM Security and the Ponemon Institute’s 2020 Cyber Resilient Organization Report, 67% of organizations reported that the volume of attacks had significantly increased over the past 12 months. It’s not just the amount of attacks that grew; 64% o
Publish At:2020-08-03 08:33 | Read:692 | Comments:0 | Tags:CISO Data Protection Endpoint Advanced Attacks Advanced Thre

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