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Read about the latest cybersecurity news and get advice on third-party vendor risk management, reporting cybersecurity to the Board, managing cyber risks, benchmarking security performance, and more.

Can Your Vendor Assessments Be More Efficient?

If you’re using a “one-size fits all” approach to managing your vendor lifecycle, you are missing opportunities to save money and operate more efficiently. Vendor management efficiencies don’t end in the onboarding stage: using a...

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How to Make More Informed, Data-Driven Security Decisions

Data can be the key to making more informed, strategic cybersecurity decisions — and ensuring you’re spending your security dollars effectively. In order to get the most out of your increasingly limited security resources and meet or...

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The Latest Cybersecurity Trends in State Government Entities

It should come as no surprise that the cybersecurity landscape has been changing dramatically throughout the year 2020. According to BitSight research, up to 85% of the workforce in some industries has shifted to remote work in response to...

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Is Your Cyber Security Communication Strategy Effective?

One of the more challenging aspects of third party risk management is effectively communicating risk. Often the risks posed by vendors are highly technical, and it can be tempting to simply put together a slide or list to review with...

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5 Ways to Transform Your Security Program

Between difficulty communicating with boards and executives, decreasing budgets, and difficulty measuring how exactly risk was being reduced, security leaders are under pressure to change the way they do things. The situation for security...

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Driving Operational Efficiency in Your Remediation Process

Let’s face it: In order to get the most out of your limited time and resources, you need to rethink the traditional processes you have in place throughout your risk management program — from the initial discovery and assessment phases to...

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U.S. Election Security, Part 1: Voting Systems Vendors’ Cybersecurity is Improving

Significant concerns have been raised about the security of the 2020 United States election. Hundreds of millions of dollars in Federal funding has been made available to state and local governments to improve the security of election...

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Who’s Ready for the CMMC? What Data Reveals About Defense Sector Cybersecurity

In the upcoming months, the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) will go live. Thousands of third party assessors will begin cybersecurity assessments of hundreds of thousands of U.S. Defense contractors.  What will the...

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Do You Have The Right Vendor Management Policies?

If you’re experiencing frustrating delays and procedural roadblocks during your vendor management process, you’re not alone. Security managers are seeing an increase in the number of third-parties integrating with their business, and ...

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