The Security Briefing

Breaking Information Risk Management News and Trends

The importance of security and data privacy to keep customers

One of the biggest problems from a data breach for companies is the loss in consumer trust following a breach event. This loss of trust involves loss of customers and an effort on the part of companies to regain that trust to keep customers. Both regaining and/or keeping consumer trust can present a challenge when CEOs aren’t pushing for holistic security measures.

Why businesses need to take email security up a notch

When you realize that email is the means to breach in 96% of the cases, you can’t deny the importance of taking the necessary steps to protect against this security threat; yet studies show that despite this knowledge companies are not allocating enough resources to reduce email risks.

Patching, The new Whack a Mole Game

A report by the Ponemon Institute takes a closer look at one of the cybersecurity areas organizations continue to have challenges with: patching vulnerabilities. While the study reveals that businesses are planning to hire more cybersecurity staffing resources to help with vulnerability response, the solution needs to go beyond that to truly beat this ongoing issue.

How SMBs get ahead of cyber threats

Year after year, research shows that businesses continue to struggle with holistic cybersecurity and basic cybersecurity hygiene. The reasons for this struggle involve a number of things…

Why cyber threat hunting is a must for your cybersecurity posture

Organizations have a lot on their hands when it comes to managing cybersecurity risks. There’s always some new threat to deal with; but luckily, there are also a number of ways organizations can combat these threats. One of these ways, somewhat lesser known, but that is gaining momentum, is cyber threat hunting.

Going beyond average cybersecurity

Talking about cybersecurity in a way that makes clear its value to CEOs isn’t always easy; but it’s not impossible. CIOs know this challenge all too well; and while you can break it down to show business KPIs (key performance indicators) or the ROI (return on investment) that you get from cybersecurity, or the costs per breached record and the amount of downtime that follows an attack; an actual scenario could be more helpful.

What you need to know about cybersecurity for your SMB

Cybersecurity works the same way as planning for business success. Unfortunately, while a holistic view and multi-layered business approach is one that executives recognize as necessary, when it comes to security this isn’t always the case.

Using your cybersecurity budget wisely

The year ahead holds a number of cybersecurity predictions that include evolving ransomware and the cybersecurity skills shortage, and an increase in business cybersecurity spending…

What to expect when it comes to cybersecurity spending in 2018

If there’s anything a business is concerned with when a new year is about to commence is spending. A budget and what costs to expect are best planned for in advance; and in this spending decision-making process, cybersecurity can’t be ignored. The recent forecast by Gartner can help businesses to have additional knowledge on cybersecurity spending that will come in handy as the new year approaches.

How the cybersecurity skills shortage hurts business ROI and security

When you take a look at the cybersecurity skills shortage, it isn’t getting any better so far. As businesses plan for what’s to come with the ever evolving cyberthreats out there and look to improve their security spending, knowing how this cybersecurity skills shortage affects them can help find ways to remediate the problem before it’s too late.