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There’s a great disconnect within companies on the business value that comes from cybersecurity. The reasons are many, one of which, the lack of flow in communication between the CEO and IT department.
With every year that passes CIOs and executives around the globe know there will be more security risks and incident threats to deal with due to advances in technology and the adoption of these technologies within the workplace (needed to stay in business as the world goes digital).
A study by (ISC)² reveals that the shortage of cybersecurity experts is now at 2.93 million, this creates a challenge…
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.
As the end of the year nears, it’s only normal for the cybersecurity industry to start talking about what to expect in 2019. Recently, Gartner talked about some of the security trends that senior executives and CIOs want to keep in mind to stay ahead of risks.
A recent rundown of trends that keep CIOs up at night shows that companies are facing almost exactly the same challenges from years ago…
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.
The reason why a cybersecurity posture should be holistic is due to the array of risks organizations have to manage. When you consider that cybersecurity threats involve anything from a DDoS attack to malware…
Companies worldwide spent $114 billion on security products and services in 2017, and by 2021 this spending is expected to reach $140 billion…
At the end of June, California Governor Jerry Brown signed into law AB 375, the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018. This law is the California equivalent of GDPR; and it affects all companies who do business in California and any company that the business sells customer data to.
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.
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…
When data is today’s new currency, it makes cybersecurity’s role fundamental to the continued success of businesses large and small.
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.
A checklist that helps businesses get on track with GDPR compliance requirements to avoid fines and losing business with EU clients and partners.
A look at CISCO’s 2017 Cybersecurity Report can be a great starting point for CIOs and CEOs to find common ground on cybersecurity for SMBs.
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.
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.
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…
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.