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what is a cybersecurity posture assessment
Posted on Tuesday, June 12th, 2018 by
When it comes to choosing the right cybersecurity strategy, how are organizations supposed to know what is best? Should you conduct regular penetration testing, vulnerability assessments, control assessments, compliance audits, risk assessments, security program reviews, etc.? The list goes on! How often should this be done? And how can you be sure that these initiatives will actually pay off?

Topics: CISO, Cybersecurity Posture, Security Practices

cis controls and gdpr compliance
Posted on Tuesday, May 15th, 2018 by
The Center for Information Security (CIS) provides some highly-effective and adequate security controls that help organizations comply with GDPR. The following sections describe some top CIS controls as well as their benefits for GDPR compliance.

Topics: CISO, Compliance, Controls, Privacy & Security

questions
Posted on Tuesday, March 6th, 2018 by
We’ve gathered a collection of the most frequently asked questions around security controls that may help your organization identify the types of controls that will be most helpful to improve your security maturity, achieve compliance and strengthen your defenses against data breaches and security incidents.

Topics: CISO, Control Assessment, Controls

20 cis controls
Posted on Monday, February 12th, 2018 by
Issued by the Center for Internet Security (CIS), the so-called Critical Security Controls for Effective Cyber Defense present 20 effective actions an organization can take to reduce its risk, strengthen its security posture and lower operational costs. A security control is a safeguard or countermeasure to avoid, detect, counteract or minimize “security” risks to a company’s assets. If you'd like to learn more, here is an overview of the 20 CIS Controls.

Topics: CISO, Controls

Cybersecurity Talent Shortage
Posted on Tuesday, January 2nd, 2018 by
We currently experience a shortage between 1 million and 1.8 million qualified people in the physical and cyber security industry. Today’s CISOs struggle between choosing to build their own IT security dream teams or outsourcing their security to a trusted security service provider. Now the question is, if we put 1 million people in a college and train them for 4-5 years every year for 20 years, would there be such a talent shortage? Did we miss the window to get that done?

Topics: CISO, Penetration Testing, Risk management

Control assessments - where to start
Posted on Tuesday, September 5th, 2017 by
Security Control Assessments have become critical tools for organizations due to the growing number of destructive cyberattacks across the world. Increasingly, organizations need to strengthen their defenses against data breaches, cybercrime and fraud to ensure even the most basic security posture. Frameworks such as NIST, CIS/SANS 20 or ISO 27001 have separated themselves as the best practice frameworks for organizations to assess their current IT security maturity and set goals to improve the procedures that they use to protect sensitive data, perform change management, and provide access to critical assets. We’ve gathered today’s most common security control frameworks to simplify the complex world of compliance and and security control assessments.

Topics: CISO, Compliance, Control Assessment, Controls, Managed Security Services, PCI DSS, Penetration Testing, Security Practices

Weakness on Warning Road Sign
Posted on Tuesday, August 8th, 2017 by
Is your business ready for a cyber attack? The cyber security threat landscape is clearly more dangerous now than any time in history. While, historically, wars have been fought in the air, on land and on the seas, it now appears that the next war will be fought (or will begin) in cyber space. What are the next cyber threats to look out for and when will Executives take notice?

Topics: CISO, DDoS, Digital Transformation, Penetration Testing, Phishing, Ransomware, Vulnerability Assessment

Useful Resources Every CISO Needs to Bookmark
Posted on Tuesday, March 21st, 2017 by
Selection of resources that help CISOs keep up with the rapidly evolving cybersecurity landscape.

Topics: CISO, Security Practices, Tips & Tricks

Incident Communication Plan
Posted on Tuesday, February 28th, 2017 by
While organizations have understood the need for effective cybersecurity protection, many are still at a loss when it comes to effective post-incident communication – a key requirement for successful incident response. We’ve gathered 6 best practices that will help your organization communicate effectively and protect your reputation after a security incident.

Topics: CISO, Incident Response, Security Practices, Tips & Tricks

How to Succeed in Your First 100 Days as CISO
Posted on Tuesday, February 21st, 2017 by
If this is your first time in a CISO role, you may be wondering especially focused on how you can establish yourself as a credible and effective security leader in the eyes of your boss and employees. Read these 6 tips to start off on the right foot.

Topics: CISO, Tips & Tricks

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