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What the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act Means for Financial Services Cybersecurity

For obvious reasons, the financial services industry has had the unfortunate distinction of being one of the largest high value targets for threat actors. Research shows that financial services businesses experience 300 more cyber attacks...

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Ransomware Emerges as Most Destructive Cybersecurity Trend of 2020

As if the COVID-19 pandemic wasn’t bad enough, the unpredictable events of 2020 created the perfect storm for a huge escalation in ransomware attacks.

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The Big Data Breaches of 2020: What Happened and What Did We Learn?

Not to be forgotten during the chaos that was 2020 were the massive cybersecurity breaches that directly impacted some of the country’s largest businesses and their customers. Let’s take a closer look at four of the big data breaches of...

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CISO's Board Report Cyber Security Toolkit

When it comes to reporting to the board, there are plenty of tools at the CISO’s disposal. Looking at the right metrics and putting them in the right context can help turn your next board meeting into a source of confidence, not stress....

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The Financial Impact of SolarWinds: A Cyber Catastrophe… But Insurance Disaster Avoided?

The SolarWinds breach is already one of the most significant cybersecurity incidents ever. And as with any unprecedented cyber event, this will have long-term effects on the way businesses and government consider their security programs....

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Is Single Sign-On Secure? SSO Benefits for Remote Work

Remote work has always introduced unique and evolving cyber risks. In our “new normal” operating environment, where entire workforces have gone remote, IT security teams are facing an unprecedented challenge.

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Are Your Payment Card Vendors Maintaining PCI Security Standards?

The payment card industry (PCI) has long been a Holy Grail target for bad actors for obvious reasons. Visa, Mastercard, and American Express account for the bulk of the consumer financial activity in the United States. Breaching them would...

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2021 Cybersecurity Trends: BitSight Predicts the Top 3

2020 was a transformative year that blew all predictions out of the water. As we look ahead to 2021, we will continue to see the repercussions of this year’s events.

There is much work to be done. Below is our take on the top three 2021...

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4 Things to Know About FISMA

Recently we wrote about the top cybersecurity frameworks to reduce cybersecurity risk, and the Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA) certainly belongs in that list. But what is FISMA? Who does it apply to? Why is it so...

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