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Cybersecurity guidance for executives to stay ahead of COVID-19 risks

Cybersecurity guidance for executives to stay ahead of COVID-19 risks

For every company, it is important to have someone to turn to for security. Typically, that’s the CIO, CISO, and your IT security team. However, not every business has the security staff they need to stay on top of things; particularly with this large of a remote workforce as we’re experiencing at this time with the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

The benefits of privacy for security and business costs

The benefits of privacy for security and business costs

We regularly discuss the topic of privacy and security as something company executives should keep in mind not only for meeting compliance regulations, but also for an effective holistic cybersecurity posture that brings with it a multitude of benefits…

Three infosec metrics to track cybersecurity

Three infosec metrics to track cybersecurity

Since many businesses, particularly small and mid-sized ones, continue to face multiple challenges with cybersecurity (like dealing with a shortage of cybersecurity experts and budget restraints that hold company’s back from taking even the smallest steps towards cybersecurity), a list of infosec metrics that can allow you to identify where you stand with cybersecurity can be of great assistance.

Cybersecurity planning checklist for a new year

Cybersecurity planning checklist for a new year

With every new year, there comes new cybersecurity tools, updates, cyber threats, and the usual transformations that take place as the digital era goes through its changes.  This means that every executive, whether business owner, CEO, security leader, CIO, and the board members of big organizations, are already setting up their meetings and planning for at least the first quarter’s goals. 

A simplified checklist to meet CCPA compliance

A simplified checklist to meet CCPA compliance

On January 1, 2020, the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) becomes effective, which means that many companies who do business with Californians will have to be prepared to meet the requirements of CCPA to avoid fines…

Three tips for spotting a phishing email

Three tips for spotting a phishing email

This may come as a surprise to you, but a recent study by Code42 found that over three-quarters of (78%) CSOs and 65% of CEOs admit to clicking on a link they should not have.  This means opening up to the dangers of phishing. 

A three-step cybersecurity guide for the CEO

A three-step cybersecurity guide for the CEO

In this day and age, where everything is going digital; CEOs can no longer, and aren’t any longer, ignoring cybersecurity.  Some CEOs do their best to adopt a cybersecurity posture that secures their organization, but others are still in a place of insecurity, and...

Two areas of focus to overcome the problem with patch work cybersecurity

Two areas of focus to overcome the problem with patch work cybersecurity

As technology advances, so do the cybersecurity options that can assist in securing the enterprise. However, these options are tools, and although they provide a solution to the cybersecurity skills gap, they also create a false sense of security that executives are not aware of (due to them not being experts in the areas of cybersecurity and tech).