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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.
Preparation always requires a certain amount of time and research if you’re going to get it right; and the same goes for your cybersecurity.
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.
When the holiday season approaches, there are mixed feelings for those executives who know what this means for the security risks their business will face. There’s a rise in phishing emails, malware hidden on website ads that are just waiting for employees to click...
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.
As cybercrime costs grow, one recent study shows how much costs have changed in the past years and four areas cybercrime impacts the most
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.