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Posted on Tuesday, August 27th, 2019 by
To manage the increasing cybersecurity spend and to ensure specialist coverage, a growing number of companies is outsourcing security projects to a Managed Security Service Provider (MSSP). What are the general benefits of engaging with an MSSP, as opposed to managing your security in house? In this blog article, we look at some of the general reasons why outsourcing cybersecurity protection may be a good idea for your business.

Topics: Cloud Security, Compliance, Cybersecurity Posture, Managed Security Services, MSS, Risk management, Security Operations Center, Threat Risk Assessments

Posted on Thursday, August 30th, 2018 by
In general, security should be looked at as striking the balance between access and control. Too much access may disclose too much information; too much control could be a burden. Security should be a regular part of your best practices to ensure the success of your business.

Topics: Control Assessment, Controls, Cybersecurity Posture, Managed Security Services, Penetration Testing, Risk management, Security Practices, Threat Risk Assessments, Vulnerability Assessment

Posted on Tuesday, June 19th, 2018 by
If you’re going through a merger and acquisition, adding new office locations, hiring new members, dealing with integrating technologies or signing up new third-party vendors, you’ll need to figure out if your cybersecurity strategy is resilient and effective enough to deal with these changes.

Topics: CISO, Controls, Cybersecurity Posture, Risk management, Security Practices, Threat Risk Assessments

Posted on Wednesday, December 6th, 2017 by
How Uber breach impacted 57 million customer records, and how to prevent it from happening to your business. Here are 5 defensive tactics that would have been effective in preventing Uber’s loss of customer data.

Topics: Cloud Security, Compliance, Control Assessment, Security Practices, Threat Risk Assessments

equifax data breach
Posted on Wednesday, October 4th, 2017 by
Equifax slow response causes public outcry. What is the impact of the Equifax hack? What practices to follow in order to avoid catastrophic loss?

Topics: Control Assessment, Incident Response, Managed Security Services, Penetration Testing, Security Practices, Threat Risk Assessments, Vulnerability Assessment

risk assessment
Posted on Tuesday, June 6th, 2017 by
A threat risk assessment will help you identify key threats and assets, and also help you establish process and practices to keep those assets safe, remain in compliance, and ultimately improve your GRC program and security posture. Let’s take a closer look at the benefits of a threat risk assessment and how effective risk management can impact an organization operationally, strategically, and financially.

Topics: Security Practices, Threat Risk Assessments

ashley madison
Posted on Tuesday, September 27th, 2016 by
Every now and then, a data breach is widely publicized by the media. Obviously, the Ashley Madison breach had all of the characteristics to attract such coverage. The case constitutes an opportunity to exemplify the legal obligations of businesses under PIPEDA, while illustrating the numerous issues that fast-growing and emerging companies are faced with when trying to keep up with their obligations. Here are five lessons drafted from the joint report which I believe to be valuable when evaluating how to protect your organization’s most valuable asset – data.

Topics: Control Assessment, Controls, Penetration Testing, Privacy & Security, Risk management, Threat Risk Assessments

How Threat Risk Assessments May Prevent Data Leaks
Posted on Monday, August 15th, 2016 by
Recent cases of health data breaches have been reported by the news, such as the Arizona-based Banner Health that experienced a cybersecurity attack potentially affecting 3.7 million patients. The data might have been compromised after an organization’s employee accessed corporate data outside of normal job duties, without following existing regulations.Such examples show how attacks targeting companies’ assets and critical information, often resulting in major data breaches, are increasing and becoming a dominant a source of concern. Although it is impossible to remove all risks to organizations, it is possible to reevaluate a company’s strategy towards risk, and decide which risks it is going to accept in order to reduce its risk exposure. The first step your company should be considering is a Threat Risk Assessment.

Topics: Threat Risk Assessments

Threat Risk Assessment - Learning From New Sources
Posted on Tuesday, August 2nd, 2016 by
Security professionals managing risk programs can learn new approaches to assessing risks from a variety of non-security environments. One recent personal experience serves as an excellent example of how we can learn from new, and sometimes painful, situations.

Topics: Security Practices, Threat Risk Assessments

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