Strategic Cybersecurity Plans

Dateline: June 16, 2017 Welcome to our Friday WRAP – one thought-provoking idea to think about over the weekend. Building a culture of cybersecurity is one tool available to senior leaders who want to make their organizations more secure.  In a recent article, cybersecurity expert Adam Meyer, Chief Security Strategist at SurfWatch Labs, makes a case for strategic cyber threat intelligence … [Read more...]

The Need for a Culture of Cybersecurity

Dateline: June 9, 2017 Welcome to our Friday WRAP – one thought-provoking idea to think about over the weekend. In the wake of the WannaCry ransomware attack, there have been many expert opinions on what, why and how this happened.  A recent article by security expert Jennifer Blatnik, published at SecurityWeek.com, titled The Impact of WannaCry on the Ransomware Conversation, … [Read more...]

IoT: Internet of Threats?

Dateline: June 2, 2017 Welcome to our Friday WRAP – one thought-provoking idea to think about over the weekend. For several years now, as the Internet of Things (IoT) connects many of our seemingly harmless devices to the web in order to add features and functionality, cybersecurity professionals have  pointed out how much more vulnerable to attacks we have become.  No one makes this point … [Read more...]

The Widening Cybersecurity Workforce Gap

Dateline: May 26, 2017 Welcome to our Friday WRAP – one thought-provoking idea to think about over the weekend. Cybersecurity concerns always increase when there is a widely publicized event such as the WannaCry ransomware attack a week or so ago.  But according to a recent article, published by SecurityIntellignece.com,  the cybersecurity workforce needed to help us protect our … [Read more...]

Cloud May Not Be the Solution for Cyber Security Concerns

Dateline: May 19, 2017 Welcome to our Friday WRAP – one thought-provoking idea to think about over the weekend. For the past few weeks, we've shared startling statistics published in a blog at Information Week titled, Nearly 90% of organizations victim of data breaches.   Many managers believe their security concerns are eliminated if they move to the cloud, because cloud providers will make … [Read more...]

Cyber Attack Statistics Startling, Part 2

Dateline: May 12, 2017 Welcome to our Friday WRAP – one thought-provoking idea to think about over the weekend. Last week we blogged about startling statistics published in a blog at Information Week titled, Nearly 90% of organizations victim of data breaches.  This week we share additional statistics from the study done by Bitglass and CyberEdge Group, who administered a survey to the … [Read more...]

Cyber Attack Statistics Startling

Dateline: May 5, 2017 Welcome to our Friday WRAP – one thought-provoking idea to think about over the weekend. Last week we blogged about the increasing incidence of ransomware attacks.  This week we focus on a startling statistic published last week that nearly 90% of organizations say they were victims of cyberattacks in the past 12 months.  The statistic comes from a blog at Information … [Read more...]

Ransomware Succeeds Due To People-Oriented Mistakes

Dateline: April 28, 2017 Welcome to our Friday WRAP – one thought-provoking idea to think about over the weekend. Have you been the target of ransomware? Recently a post by Greg Slabodkin, the managing editor of Health Data Management, suggested that the epidemic of ransomware is not showing signs of slowing down in a post at Information Management titled, Ransomware epidemic will continue … [Read more...]

Cyber Resilience Planning

Dateline: April 21, 2017 Welcome to our Friday WRAP – one thought-provoking idea to think about over the weekend. Cybersecurity continues to be top of mind for many as story after story of breaches emerge.  In an earlier Friday Wrap, we shared a thought that it's just a matter of time before your organization has a breach, and that's the new normal.  Today we share another similar thought … [Read more...]

Cyber Security’s Weakest Link

Dateline: April 14, 2017 Welcome to our Friday WRAP – one thought-provoking idea to think about over the weekend. Keeping your information systems safe and cyber secure is a challenge under the best of circumstances.  Bad actors abound, trying to steal data, disrupt systems, and general cause chaos.  Building a secure environment is more than just getting the right technology in place.  The … [Read more...]