The Security Briefing

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Patching, The new Wack 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.

Three important cybersecurity topics to help SMBs prepare and protect

With the holiday season here and the end of the year coming up, the thought that cybersecurity risks are lurking about puts no one at ease. A key to securing your business always starts with focus and awareness. This is achievable by having a rundown of important cybersecurity incidents and trends.

5 important business aspects that holistic security protects

When an executive doesn’t breathe security day to day like the CISO and CIO, their idea of security is a lot like onboarding a new software for team collaboration that they don’t use much. They know the software helps operations, but they are unclear of its full potential.

Security goes beyond the CEO and CIO

Businesses don’t always realize just how vulnerable they are to risks. This lack of insight isn’t from lack of trying, it’s simply that when you’re not in the industry of cybersecurity it’s only normal to have limited knowledge on it.