To keep business executives on top of cybersecurity news in a way that benefits operations and cyber readiness, we’re sharing some highlights from the DEF CON 29, aka DEFCON, conference with pointers that get you to take action or think about what’s next for your cybersecurity posture. Also, as cybersecurity professionals engage more and more with cybersecurity issues that affect business, the annual DEFCON conference has become an important event for cybersecurity education.
Staying on top of cybersecurity topics takes place for business executives through many sources, including cybersecurity focused events such as Black Hat and DEFCON. This year’s Black Hat event just concluded and there are some highlights that are optimal to add to your arsenal of information in an effort to continue along your cyber resiliency strategy and approach.
When you realize that data breaches can take your business down and you might not even know it, you start to take action on cybersecurity. You also read up on cyber news and data breach costs to get a clear idea of what you’re up against.
The methods of attack by hackers keep expanding, supply chain cyber attacks being one of the most recent that are presenting a major threat to businesses. So, what are supply chain attacks and how can businesses secure against them? Let’s start with what and go from there.
A closer look at the impact of ransomware on cyber insurance shows how rates and requirements are changing due to the increase in these types of attacks, as well as why being cyber ready isn’t about having cyber insurance.
A security assessment is often a difficult task to conduct. The workforce needs to be skilled and trained on the tools, techniques, and procedures of the organization’s risk management strategy.
The cyber world is an ever-changing landscape. It’s a place where people are constantly trying to get their hands on your data, and businesses need to be prepared for the onslaught of attacks that come with it.
Phishing attacks are an all-too-common occurrence in today’s business world. Hackers use phishing scams to trick employees into giving up company information, passwords and other sensitive data. The phishers often send out emails that appear as if they come from the CEO or another high-level exec…
Cloud security is an increasingly top priority for companies and for the right reasons. Cyber threats have more than doubled with a remote workforce environment, working from home gives hackers easy access depending on network, VPN and the lack of a security executive nearby to guide you…
It seems that every day, our work environment continues to get more dependent on technology. For example, just take a look at your office computer screen and notice all the apps you need to run your job from one central location. As more employees find themselves working remotely, and with such easy access to information utilizing the Internet from home, cyberattacks have become a major concern.
The Executive Order (EO) on improving the nation’s cybersecurity to support public and private efforts, will help identify, deter, protect against, detect, and respond to persistent and increasingly sophisticated malicious cyber campaigns. What has influenced some of the specific measures used in the Executive Order are the recent cyber espionage campaigns.
Cyber resilience gets businesses to prepare for, respond to, and recover from cyber threats. For it to work you want your IT and security teams to have actionable data on everything in the network, not just the devices and applications that employees use every day. To set this up you need to plan up-front and have model scenarios that can tell you how your data would be accessed.
The Equifax data breach of 143 million US consumers is a clear example that cybersecurity threats are real, and that the stakes for businesses have never been higher. When risks don’t get addressed immediately, this makes it even more likely to become another Equifax breach, or think of the SolarWinds incident. All cyber-attacks are damaging to people and the business that gets hit.
When businesses neglect to create an incident response plan and they are forced into action due to a security incident, they find themselves inadequately prepared and taking the wrong steps. In this blog post we’ll discuss three simple steps you can take to build an incident response plan that will help your company be prepared for any security incident that may happen.
With the increase in remote working, organizations need to be better prepared for cybersecurity risks and vulnerabilities. This means many things, but above all, when focusing on the remote workforce, it means training employees, analyzing software, and ensuring antivirus solutions are deployed on all devices.
Determine your partner’s cyber resilience with these four questions and address cyber risks or compliance regulation needs immediately.
Cybersecurity real talk: You train, you give rules, and you understand the habits so that you can break the bad habits in time as you integrate and substitute with cybersecurity culture practices that you make a constant through business day-to-day operational habits. A simple break-down with best cybersecurity practices in mind are the following steps.
There are always a variety of phishing campaigns going around. This makes it hard to keep track of all of them. Nonetheless, it is important to stay up to date the best you can…
The value of network security is something every CEO and CIO, or other business executive, is aware of (or should be, one should hope). In one way or another, the executives are always looking to be effective in what they set up. The thing is, to be effective with cybersecurity overall, there is a need to take a holistic approach and to have the knowledge on what’s important, what’s not, what’s smoke in your eyes, and so on.
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