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No, Your IT Team Shouldn’t Manage Your Cybersecurity

Posted by Lindy Trout on Feb 26, 2020 11:21:04 AM

If you were going to test the fault-points of a building, you wouldn’t hire the architect, you’d hire a demolitions expert. Similarly, you don’t want the designer of your network testing its security. If the team that configures your network does so incorrectly, they are most likely unaware. The creator of the environment has an inherent bias based on the angle from which they view it. They are blind to vulnerabilities, not necessarily because they are under-qualified, but because they are too close to the project. A security team has a “black box perspective”, which means they have the same outside view of the system that an attacker would. This outsider point of view is just one of the advantages a security expert has over an internal IT team. They also have the training, experience, time, and resources that would be impossible to lump in with a standard IT program.

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Topics: Cybersecurity, Network Security, Information Security, Data Security, Data Ownership, Incident Response, cybersecurity plan

How things stand: a cybersecurity recap of 2019

Posted by Aaron R. Warner on Dec 19, 2019 2:00:00 PM
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Topics: Cybersecurity, Network Security, Information Security, Vulnerability Assessment, Penetration Testing, Incident Response, it risk assessment

Flashbriefing: Bluekeep Vulnerability

Posted by Scott Taft on Sep 6, 2019 4:10:00 PM

There has been a recent development regarding a potent vulnerability. To help you stay ahead of the situation, please read the following to learn what the exploit is capable of and what can be done to protect against the it.

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Topics: Cybersecurity, Incident Response, hacking, security incident response

Incident Response Planning 101

Posted by Brandon Blankenship on Jun 27, 2019 4:42:15 PM

Cybersecurity breaches are becoming more and more prevalent. In fact, it’s been estimated that there were almost 5 billion records breached in 2018. Many organizations spend thousands of dollars on security breach prevention tools, but won’t take the time to create a formal process of identifying, responding to, and communicating an incident.

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Topics: Cybersecurity, Data Breach, Data Security, Incident Response, security incident handling, security incident response

Flash Briefing: Presidents' Day Hackers Abound

Posted by Aaron R. Warner on Feb 14, 2019 11:04:20 AM

Presidents' Day is on Monday of next week and this isn’t lost on fraudsters and wire-transfer hackers. Once a wire has mistakenly been sent to the bad guy, each minute counts - the longer the delay the greater the chance they’ve been able to transfer your funds to an account that can’t be reached by the FBI. The added holiday adds an automatic delay that works to their advantage and even the most prepared organizations can fall victim.

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Topics: Cybersecurity, Incident Response, FBI, security incident response

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