5 Ways to Protect Your Company Against Ransomware

5 Ways to Protect Your Company Against Ransomware Every day companies are hit with new and mutating ransomware attacks with exponentially increasing financial impacts. According to Forbes, the average cost to recover from a successful ransomware attack doubled from approximately $41,000 per incident to over $84,000.     Traditionally, ransomware attacks involved sensitive data encrypted by actors and released […]

Cybersecurity Risk Assessment Basics

About the Author: Anthony Ortega has more than 20 years of experience in cybersecurity, configuration management, systems engineering, and project management. He is currently nearing completion of his doctor of management in information systems technology degree.

3 Ways to Prevent Third-Party Cyber Security Risk

3 Ways to Prevent Third-Party Cyber Security Risk While this pandemic has caused a lot of angst and change in business, there are some lessons that can be learned from how we are trying to stop the spread of COVID-19. What we have learned is that the best way to stop the spread of this […]

3 Effective Practices for Remote Work Cybersecurity

3 Effective Practices for Remote Work Cybersecurity If your organization was behind the curve in moving to a remote workforce before March of 2020, it likely moved at warp speed to catch up when the coronavirus pandemic essentially shut down traditional offices and moved employees en masse to their home offices. COVID-19 has proven to […]

Not All Third-Party Relationships are Created Equal

Not All Third-Party Relationships are Created Equal Third-party risk management programs require you to explore your businesses suppliers cybersecurity posture. It is no longer sufficient for businesses to only secure their internally-controlled infrastructure and services. You must also diligently evaluate the security policies and procedures of their third parties to reduce cyber risk. Organizations interact […]

Why You Should Take the Cyber Risk Scoring Challenge

Why You Should Take the Cyber Risk Scoring Challenge Simple, first generation products from cyber risk score vendors have been around for decades. They rely heavily on passive scanning—pulling data from public internet traffic—and suffer in terms of completeness and accuracy. The data from these products is typically captured solely from traffic analysis from various […]

7 Ways COVID-19 Will Permanently Reshape Cyber Security

7 Ways COVID-19 Will Permanently Reshape Cyber Security Many security projects—no matter how important—fade away, either due to budget limitations, scarce resources or lack of prioritization. However, the sudden shift to remote work due to the COVID-19 pandemic has pushed many of these initiatives to the forefront, and they are now gaining traction that should […]