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How Endpoint Management Can Keep Workplace IT Secure

April 1st, 2019
Workplaces have become highly connected. Even a small business could have dozens of devices in the form of desktops, mobile devices, routers, and even smart appliances as part of its IT infrastructure. Unfortunately, each of these endpoints can now be a weak link that hackers could exploit. Hackers constantly probe networks for vulnerable endpoints to breach. For example, systems and

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Advanced Breach Protection Demystified – Untold Truths On Security Beyond AV

March 28th, 2019
Doing business in today's connected world means dealing with a continually evolving threat landscape. With potential losses due to downtime following a breach, plus valuable client and proprietary information at risk, most organizations realize they cannot afford to be complacent. This puts extra onus on security IT teams, who are continuously left scrambling, looking for the best way to

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Ransomware Attack Forces Aluminum Manufacturer to Shutdown Systems Worldwide

March 19th, 2019
Photo by Terje Pedersen / NTB scanpix One of the world's largest producers of aluminum has been forced to shut down several of its plants across Europe and the U.S. after an "extensive cyber attack" hit its operations, leaving companies' IT systems unusable. According to a press release shared by Aluminum giant Norsk Hydro today, the company has temporarily shut down several plants and

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Citrix Data Breach – Iranian Hackers Stole 6TB of Sensitive Data

March 11th, 2019
Popular enterprise software company Citrix that provides services to the U.S. military, the FBI, many U.S. corporations, and various U.S. government agencies disclosed last weekend a massive data breach of its internal network by "international cyber criminals." Citrix said it was warned by the FBI on Wednesday of foreign hackers compromising its IT systems and stealing "business documents,"

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Google Launches Backstory — A New Cyber Security Tool for Businesses

March 5th, 2019
Google's one-year-old cybersecurity venture Chronicle today announced its first commercial product, called Backstory, a cloud-based enterprise-level threat analytics platform that has been designed to help companies quickly investigate incidents, pinpoint vulnerabilities and hunt for potential threats. Network infrastructures at most enterprises regularly generate enormous amounts of network

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Learn How XDR Can Take Breach Protection Beyond Endpoint Security

February 19th, 2019
How do you know whether an attacker has infiltrated your network? Can you really rely on an Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR) solution to be your go-to technology for identifying security breaches? Endpoint detection and response (EDR) platform has been an important technology to detect cybersecurity incidents, but it provides only the view of endpoints, just a portion of the big picture.

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How to Secure Your Mid-Size Organization From the Next Cyber Attack

January 15th, 2019
If you are responsible for the cybersecurity of a medium-sized company, you may assume your organization is too small to be targeted. Well, think again. While the major headlines tend to focus on large enterprises getting breached – such as Sony, Equifax, or Target the actual reality is that small and mid-sized companies are experiencing similar threats. According to Verizon’s 2018 Data

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Security Policies and Procedures – Enterprise Security Weekly #56

August 11th, 2017

Paul and John talk about Security Policies and Procedures. They discuss the most fundamental parts of policies and procedures. It is the most difficult to implement, but the most important to structure of the enterprise. Full Show NotesVisit for all the latest episodes!

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Password Manager Pro — Easiest Way to Keep Enterprises Secure

December 1st, 2016

Recent corporate breaches have taught us something important — the average enterprise user is spectacularly bad at choosing good passwords.

As modern enterprise is becoming a hybrid organization with infrastructure spread across on-premises data centers as well as in the cloud, security of information, applications, and assets has become a paramount concern.

Cyber security is no longer an

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Appetite and Exercise

April 13th, 2016

In my last blog post, I posed the concept of Cyber Risk Appetite as something that all organizations need to consider today.  I used the analogy of a balanced diet of risk – taking some risks to keep the business growing while avoiding so much risk that the business becomes bloated.   The objective is to maintain a healthy business.   If I may, I would like to take the analogy one step further.    One factor to consider when you look at your own appetite – or intake of food – is how much energy you expend on a daily basis.  If you have a tremendous appetite, you can counteract the amount of calories you ingest with a balance of physical activity.  Yes, I am talking about exercise.   This analogy is a helpful illustration to discuss the “cyber risk appetite” equivalent of exercise.

As your organization implements new technologies, extends to new markets or launches revolutionary business processes, risks will be inherently present.  It is unavoidable.  Based on your appetite and your risk tolerances, you then determine what you need to do to manage that risk – implement security technologies, modify processes, assign ownership, etc.  Your cyber risk appetite will directly impact how much you will need to think through controls.  In other words, BIG risk appetite = BIG exercise plans.

The conversation with the business – described in my previous blog – on how technology propels business strategies and what level of cyber risk is tolerable should be followed up with the exercise discussion.  Meaning – when the business states we have a big appetite (“we want to move fast and will accept risks”), the response must be then what is your exercise plan?  Exercise requires commitment, time, energy, will power and typically some type of equipment.  You may not go out and sign up for daily boot camp classes but a willy-nilly exercise plan is not going to cut it if you let your appetite run rampant.

In today’s hyper fast market, the business may need to go down a path that make the traditional, risk adverse GRC or security teams cringe.  First, that reaction is natural.  But more importantly, that instinct is necessary.  Without that automatic response, a company can overextend its risks and head down a dangerous path.  But once that innate aversion to risk subsides, an organization that understands it takes the effort of exercise to balance out the market drivers driving toward risk can focus on what is prudent to manage that risk and proceed with caution – but proceed nonetheless.

Just like maintaining a balanced diet of risk is necessary to maintain a healthy business, a disciplined exercise strategy is critical for the business to stay fit.   Risk and security strategies that result in a coordinated, consistent application of controls throughout the enterprise will ensure that even if the business falls off the wagon and munches on an occasional snack food, there is a safety net of exercise to offset those extra calories.

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