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Is SIEM Technology Really Effective?

With a staggering 291 records per second compromised in the first half of 2018 alone, according to the Breach Level Index, it’s explicitly clear that small and medium-sized businesses (SMB) must get serious about executing proactive attack-prevention. Without it, they risk a data breach that could lead to complete financial ruin. One of these data-breach…
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The Most Important Small Business Checklist of the Year

As you begin to establish goals and reevaluate critical business risks for the year ahead, cybersecurity must be at the very top of your list. According to the Breach Level Index, the number of lost, stolen or compromised records increased by a jaw-dropping 133% in the first half of 2018 compared to the same time…
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7 Lesser-Known Security Tips for Your New Device

Hoping to find a new laptop, tablet, smartphone or other device under the tree? Every time you use technology, whether at work or at home, you are sharing personal identifiable information (PII). With any new device, you must take precautions to ensure safe processing and storage of this data. Without a proactive-security approach to defend…
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What You Need to Know About Bot-driven Attacks This Holiday Season

Excited for the holidays to get underway? So are hackers. Online retail transactions are 10 times more likely to be fraudulent than even those of the financial services sector, according to the Threat Metrix Q1 2018 Cybercrime Report. With the busiest shopping season of the year less than a week away, cybercriminals are taking every…
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4 Action Items for National Cyber Security Awareness Month

From election interference allegations and natural disasters to topics like cloud-service misconfigurations and API vulnerabilities the industry has been experiencing over the last couple of months, no one is immune to data breaches. Your systems and data are a constant target for hackers on the hunt. In fact, according to the Verizon 2018 Data Breach…
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Top 4 Cybersecurity Tips for Successful Cloud Computing

The security hits keep coming from all directions, and misconfigurations in third-party Application Programming Interfaces (API) are quickly becoming one of the fastest-growing vulnerabilities for malicious activity. These kinds of problems reinforce just how critical it is to never assume Software as a Service (SaaS) or cloud service providers have the proper security in place…
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The 1 Thing You Need Most When Converting to the Cloud

In today’s cyber-threat landscape, there is no room for human error when setting up your cloud systems. Whether you have an internal IT team or an outside service provider, cloud conversion isn’t something just anyone can do. The latest misconfiguration mishaps with Amazon Web Services (AWS) Server buckets being set to allow anyone in the…
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3 Tactics to Boost Your Confidence in Adopting New Technologies

Adopting new technologies is crucial to business growth; yet, worries about how to properly secure it are keeping small and medium-sized business owners from making this important investment, according to a recent Forrester Research study commissioned by the Columbus Collaboratory. In fact, 56% of business owners surveyed indicated that securing hybrid cloud technology caused them…
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How to Prepare for GDPR – A CISO’s Perspective

The General Data Privacy Regulation (GDPR) will come into force on May 25, 2018. This regulation requires companies in all countries who perform payment-card transactions with any citizen of the European Union (EU) to maintain a stringent plan that protects their personal data and privacy. Without the required security tools, controls and documentation in place,…
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What You Need to Know about PCI DSS 3.2

The Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) published by the Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council (PCS SSC) is a set of regulations businesses must use to safeguard the financial and personal data of their customers throughout every point of a transaction. In response to the increase in payment information threats, version 3.2…
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