The Business Mindset of Cyber-Criminals

Dateline: July 21, 2017 Welcome to our Friday WRAP – one thought-provoking idea to think about over the weekend. Cyber-criminals are organized, smart and well-funded.  If we think of cyber attacks as the 'service' of a 'well-organized business' then we can come up with strategies to 'compete' against it.  By compete, we mean become more cyber-resilient, not go into the cyber-crime business, … [Read more...]

Threat Hunting Needs Technology and People

Dateline: July 14, 2017 Welcome to our Friday WRAP – one thought-provoking idea to think about over the weekend. Continuing on our theme of the organizational side of cybersecurity leadership, this week we look at threat hunting.  A blog titled Threat Hunting and the Pyramid of Pain (written by flOx2208, a "common human being wanting to share my knowledge and experience") suggests that … [Read more...]

Changing Corporate Perception of Cybersecurity

Dateline: June 30, 2017 Welcome to our Friday WRAP – one thought-provoking idea to think about over the weekend. This past week a new ransomware cyber threat made its way through hundreds of computers.  While not surprising that another attack was launched, what was surprising is that NotPetya exploited the same vulnerability as WannaCry just a few weeks earlier.  It was successful because … [Read more...]

Cybersecurity is Not Just a Technical Problem

Dateline: June 23, 2017 Welcome to our Friday WRAP – one thought-provoking idea to think about over the weekend. Getting our hands around cybersecurity is a top priority for many executives.  CIOs and CISOs understand cybersecurity is more than a technical problem to solve.  Other C-suite executives are quickly coming up to speed, understanding that being cyber-resiliant is the … [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...]

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...]

The Importance of Promoting Cyber Resilience

Dateline: March 17, 2017 Welcome to our Friday WRAP – one thought-provoking idea to think about over the weekend. Cyber attacks are inevitable.  As our world becomes increasing connected, the bad guys will continue to find ways to infiltrate our networks and our systems.  Recently, leaders at the World Economic Forum discussed cybersecurity. A brief summary of the discussion, What … [Read more...]

IT Alone Cannot Protect Your Organization from Cyber Risks

Dateline: March 10, 2017 Welcome to our Friday WRAP – one thought-provoking idea to think about over the weekend. Cybersecurity is increasingly an organization-wide concern, and successful cybersecurity plans cover all aspects of the organization, and involve all levels of the staff.  The World Economic Forum recently published an article, How to Prepare for the cyberattack that is coming to … [Read more...]

The Cyber Battleground is Inside, Not at the Perimeter

Dateline: February 3, 2017 Welcome to our Friday WRAP – one thought-provoking idea to think about over the weekend. Executives still have the wrong focus on how to manage cybersecurity.  Recently Information Management published CEOs Reveal Cyber Naivete as Incidents Rise and Losses Mount where editor David Weldon wrote, While CEOs remain confident that their cyber strategies are well … [Read more...]