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Social Engineering: How Attackers Exploit People's Vulnerabilities

A new report from the Information Security Forum (ISF) contains some fascinating insights into how hackers probe and exploit people's psychological vulnerabilities to gain access to corporate systems. From phishing to "whaling" (targeting...

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Just How Secure is the Technology Sector?

Technology companies — along with their partner ecosystems — are some of the most targeted organizations when it comes to cyber-attacks. In 2018, enterprises invested an average of 3.5 million on cloud apps, platforms, and services —...

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Turning Business Unit Heads Into Security Management Leaders

The old adage “it’s hard to find good help these days” has never been more true than when talking about security management. The well-documented cybersecurity shortage is very real, and the long hours and pressure experienced by those who...

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BitSight Study: Healthcare Sector is Far Too Vulnerable to Cyber Threats

Healthcare is under attack. Hospitals, doctors’ networks, insurance companies, and others are prime targets for hackers due to the valuable protected health information (PHI) they store and the vital role they play in our nation’s critical...

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Cybersecurity Vs. Information Security: Is There A Difference?

This post was originally published March 15, 2016 and has been updated for accuracy and comprehensiveness

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As Cyber Insurance Claims Soar, Businesses Need to Demonstrate a Standard of Care

Hardly a day goes by without the emergence of a disturbing new trend in cyber crime or headline-grabbing hack. Hackers are getting smarter and threat vectors are constantly evolving. The escalating threat is forcing businesses to file more

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What Boards of Directors Are Missing about Cybersecurity

Cyberattacks have increased significantly in recent years, bringing vital conversations about cybersecurity into the Boardroom. As Board oversight of cybersecurity has increased, Board members — even those without technical expertise —...

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IT Risk Assessment Template: 40 Questions To Ask Your Vendors

This post was originally published November 12, 2015 and has been updated for accuracy and comprehensiveness

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New Forrester Study Highlights Need for Security Performance Management

In a new Forrester study commissioned by BitSight,Better Security And Business Outcomes With Security Performance Management, key findings implicate the strong need for businesses worldwide to invest in a robust security performance...

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A Vendor Risk Management Questionnaire Template

IT Risk Assessment Questions for Third Parties

Digital relationships with third-party vendors increase opportunities for growth, but they also increase opportunities for cyberattacks — a recent study found that 61% of U.S. companies said...

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