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Bigger budgets have not entailed more security

Greater spending on cybersecurity products hasn’t entailed a better organizational security posture. Despite the millions of dollars spent by organizations year on year, the average cost of a cyberattack jumped by 50 percent between 2018 to 2019, hitting $4.6 million per incident. Labor intensive security solutions like signature-based heuristics, machine learning and threat hunting all…
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2020 Vision: Cybersecurity through a business lens

Over the coming years organizations will experience growing disruption as threats from the digital world have an impact on the physical. Invasive technologies will be adopted across both industry and consumer markets, creating an increasingly turbulent and unpredictable security environment. The requirement for a flexible approach to security and increased resilience will be crucial as…
Executive Insight, Opinion, Perspectives

Achieving an audacious goal by treating cybersecurity like a science

When humans discovered and learned to ‘obey’ the laws of physics and chemistry, we began to thrive in our world.  It enabled us to make fire, build machines much stronger than ourselves, to cure diseases, to fly. What will it take for us to thrive in the world of cyberspace?  What are its laws –…
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The quick and the breached: Futureproofing security operations

Security is about rates: the adversary is innovative, motivated, funded and enjoys the advantages of asymmetry in cyber conflict. The rate of improvement in the proficiency of attackers is increasing faster than, by-and-large, that of the defenders. The first step to being futureproofed is to be present-proofed; and the essence of that is to be…
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The price of bad compromises: Enterprises face critical trust gaps

As leaders, the rise of digitization and the cyber risk it presents feels like old news. We’re so inundated with cyber breach stories that we’re almost numb to them. We’re hyper-focused on the bottom line and the digital scale we need to achieve it. Yet it’s become apparent that our digital scale is creating sweeping…
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The staying power in resiliency

The concept of resiliency – whether we’re talking cybersecurity strategies, job markets or individuals – is particularly resonant these days. True, the resiliency of whole nations and their citizens has been tested in the past. During the years of World War II, our great grandparents and maybe even some of our parents saw days of…
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More CFOs feeling the heat with ransomware

 Too often we’re hearing about ​cities​ and ​organizations​ falling prey to ransomware attacks with the average cost of ransomware related downtime ​hovering around $55K​ – note that’s just the cost of ​downtime ​ , which excludes any ransom that might be paid. It’s also estimated that the total damage costs from global ransomware incidents are…
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Build a data-driven defense strategy to fight cybercrime

The coronavirus pandemic is being compared to war-like conditions by the World Health Organization. We know that bad decisions and poor data (or intelligence) during a war can have serious human and economic consequences. Compare Italy, Spain and the US to Singapore, Taiwan and Hong Kong. Even though the enemy is the same, some nations…
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5 Tips for Safer Zoom Calls at Your Company

Zoom has emerged as a poster child for video conferencing in our new work-from-home economy. As much of a cultural icon Zoom has become during the Covid-19 period, the company has faced some serious security issues. Cybersecurity firm Cyble released a report in mid-April detailing that a credential stuffing campaign compromised some 500,000 Zoom accounts…
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Breaking out of password Groundhog Day

In the classic comedy “Groundhog Day,”  weatherman Phil Connors, played by Bill Murray, must repeat the same day of his life over and over again until he finally changes his ways. It feels uncomfortably close to home to watch Murray’s character repeat the same routine, and make the same mistakes, until he finally takes a…
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