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The new cybersecurity resilience

Is your cybersecurity posture resilient enough to survive a pandemic? You’re about to find out. Teri Robinson reports.  Long before the coronavirus made the jump from bat to humans, most organizations had prioritized cybersecurity and operational resilience, or at least given it lip service, recognizing that while stopping all threats at the doorstep is impossible,…
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Rethinking cyber risk

Everyone agrees that risk is essential. They just have different versions of what risk is, Evan Schuman reports. It’s time to rethink risk – both how to operationalize it and how to define it. With all the incompatible views of risk from different stakeholders through an enterprise, it’s hardly surprising that so many organizations struggle…
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CISOs score big on employee risk

The analytic capabilities are there to pinpoint problem employees. But what to do with them? Bradley Barth reports. Equifax has a vested interest in reducing risk. Ever since a devastating 2017 data breach affected roughly half of all American citizens, the credit monitoring company has implemented a series of initiatives designed to prevent a similar…
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Buyer beware, risk ahead

Considering a company’s cybersecurity posture should be partof M&A due diligence, but often it isn’t. Doug Olenick explainswhy that must change. Most home buyers wouldn’t think of paying top dollar for a house, no matter how beautifully designed without considering whether it sits in a crime-ridden neighborhood. Yet, venture capitalists and corporate boards, with all…
Ransomware, Security News

Cybersecurity: Poised for a giant leap forward

Cybersecurity has enjoyed good health but is an industry itching for innovation and transformation – and the next big thing, Teri Robinson reports. When Neil Armstrong climbed down the ladder on the Apollo 11 lunar module, the Eagle, and toed the moon’s surface, as he so aptly stated, his small step simultaneously represented a giant…
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The hottest topic: Ransomware

The attacks that transpired last year alone arguably made ransomware the hot topic of the year and most likely a leading contender for 2020, as well, but a new element that cropped up late last year – attackers adding a layer of blackmail to the threat of locking a target’s computer system – solidified its…
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Where enterprise CISOs go wrong

The best laid plans are often fraught with mistakes – some big, some more nuanced. Evan Schuman looks at where CISOs can fall short. Enterprise security today, at least at the $4 billion annual revenue level and up, is in a precarious place. Despite GDPR and best security practices insisting on having complete global datamaps,…
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Follow the cybersecurity money

Venture capitalists have poured money into cybersecurity in recent years – their investments offer a glimpse at what products, solutions and startups are on the horizon.  Lee Sustar reports. For anyone who’s made it through the twin expo floors at the annual RSA Conference – past the big-name vendors with magicians, fast-talking comedians, flashy free…
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Compliance: Watch your step!

Avoiding the perilous pitfalls of compliance It’s no secret that Fortune 1000 CISOs struggle with compliance, but the pitfalls that fuel the most fury aren’t typically the ones with regulators (although regulator arguments do come in a close second). No, the battle is often internal, such as fighting over jurisdiction, with the California Consumer Privacy Act…
Privacy & Compliance News and Analysis, Security News

Hang-ups, hold-ups and hurdles passing federal privacy legislation

What are the biggest points of contention impeding passage of federal privacy legislation (and 3 other security laws)? Government at any level is infamous for moving at a snail’s pace, as politics, red tape and competing interests often get in the way of progress. Technology, on the other hand, moves at lightning speed.  Unfortunately, this…
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