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5 Things to Look for in a Security-as-a-Service Provider

Posted by Trevan Marden on Mar 2, 2018

Information security is becoming a competitive advantage in many industries, with companies that can be trusted with financial data and personal information becoming better able to attract and retain customers and partners. Security as a service allows resource-constrained organizations to keep a level playing field with larger enterprises. Instead of a large upfront fixed cost for software such as SIEM, personnel hiring and professional integration services, security as a service spreads those costs over the subscription period. This model can provide more flexibility when budgeting IT expenditures. The scarcity of trained security professionals makes hiring trained staff in-house difficult. With security as a service, you can often receive around-the-clock security coverage for less than the cost of staffing one shift in-house.

Reducing Business Risk

Posted by Miguel De Los Santos on Feb 7, 2018

Keeping the scale in your favor during an average production day always proves to be difficult. The list of vulnerabilities has grown unmanageable.  In many cases, there are lengthy reports to review, spreadsheets to update, and worsePDFs to comb through. Meanwhile, threat actors continue to develop zero-day vulnerabilities along with weaponizing known vulnerabilities; some of which go as far back as 2006.  

Why a Cybersecurity Plan Should Be In Your 2017 Budget

Posted by Shawn O'Brien on Dec 28, 2016


Cybersecurity simply demands a portion of your yearly budget.

When planning out a budget for the new year, finding a place for cybersecurity can be difficult. You want to put that money toward new ventures, but you also know that a major breach can forever damage your reputation. 

To help those waffling between how much to put into digital defenses, let's review some of the biggest reasons having a plan is worth the time and money.

 

Effective Methods to Reduce Uncertainty Over Cyber Threats

Posted by Kevin Landt on Nov 22, 2016


If you're concerned about IT security threats, you should take measures to protect your company.

Are you worrying about an IT breach more than your company's sales numbers? In some sense, that's a good thing (IT security should be at the top of your list). But on the flip side, it shouldn't be keeping your organization's C-Suite executives up at night.

If IT security problems are becoming a headache, you probably need to do more to protect your company from cyber attacks.

Here are two effective methods to help you reduce your uncertainty about cyber threats.

How a Security Breach Hurts Your Businesses' Bottom Line

Posted by Shawn O'Brien on Oct 24, 2016


Security breaches can greatly impact your company's bottom line.

As a business owner, you need to take IT security seriously. Not doing so threatens your company's bottom line due to lost customers and revenue - and possibly top officials if they lose their jobs, which can destabilize departments.

 

As proof IT security can cost your company a bundle of money, let's first examine data regarding how customers feel about and act towards companies that have been breached.

How Credit Unions Mitigate Risks in the Digital World

Posted by Security Steve on Oct 12, 2016


Credit unions need to be protect themselves from cybercriminals.

Smaller financial institutions, such as credit unions, need to keep their systems well-protected from cybercriminals, whether they're insiders or those operating from outside of the organizations. To do so, credit unions must first understand just how important IT security is. They must also come to terms with how their IT security capabilities are likely more limited than larger firms with more spending capital. When they accomplish both, they can take the appropriate measures to protect themselves.

How to Craft an Effective Data Security Plan

Posted by Security Steve on Aug 2, 2016

A data security plan is an organization's framework for employing security tools to make sure digital information is accurate, reliable, and available when those with authorized access need it—and not those without authorized access, such as malicious hackers. There are a few basic steps involved in assembling a quality data security plan:

Are These 3 Cybersecurity Risks Keeping You Up at Night?

Posted by Shawn O'Brien on Jul 25, 2016

 

Companies stand to lose a lot if they are hacked. They risk lawsuits, loss of brand equity, theft of intellectual property, and more. Among other dangers, there are three especially common cybersecurity threats that may bring this nightmare to life for any organization and can haunt those charged with protecting the company if they don't have the resources to do so. Those threats are ransomware, insiders, and vulnerability hacks—and here's what IT teams can take to defend against them.

Is Remote Access Worth the Cybersecurity Risk? Assessing TeamViewer's Breach

Posted by Security Steve on Jul 22, 2016

 

Telecommuting has never been more common, and as it increases in prevalence, cybersecurity risks will follow. This has been most recently illustrated by the complications plaguing TeamViewer, a popular proprietary piece of software for establishing remote access between computers.

Manage Risk by Managing Your Organization’s Vulnerabilities

Posted by Security Steve on Jul 6, 2016

In a recent article on Credit Union Journal, I wrote about how to go beyond risk management to assess vulnerabilities in order to secure your data. It’s important to understand that vulnerability and risk are not the same thing. Risk is the probability of the vulnerability being exploited multiplied by the cost of damage it will cause. This is required for risk evaluation and will help you focus your remediation efforts as well as define compliance boundaries. Vulnerability management is the cyclical practice of identifying, classifying, remediating, and mitigating vulnerabilities especially in software and firmware. It works by analyzing computer systems for known vulnerabilities such as open ports, insecure software configuration, susceptibility to malware, etc.

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