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Do You Need to Create Segmented Networks to Protect Critical Assets?

Network segmentation — the act of dividing a network into multiple smaller, isolated networks that are not visible from the outside — has long been used to reduce cyber risk. At its core, segmentation assumes a “zero trust” approach to...

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New Windows Vulnerabilities Highlight Patch Management Challenges

For anyone in IT (and even home computer users), Microsoft’s monthly “Patch Tuesday” is an important part of their cyber hygiene routine. This month’s update proved to be a particularly critical one.

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FFIEC IT Handbook Updates: Business Continuity Is 2020 Focus

In November 2019, the Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC) released an update to the Information Technology Examination Handbook (IT Handbook). This handbook is a guide for examiners at its member agencies, which...

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Windows 7 End of Life: What Organizations Are Using the Now Outdated OS?

This week, Microsoft ended support for the Windows 7 operating system. Among other implications, Microsoft will no longer issue security patches for the nine-year-old OS. Any organization relying on the OS moving forward could be...

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January Employee Spotlight: Lisa Nagi

Name: Lisa Nagi

Job Title: Security Data Analyst

What do you do at BitSight?

I am on the technical research team and I manage the data breach team. We have about five people in Lisbon that record breaches that you see in the news and that...

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Businesses Must Prepare Now for the Growing Cybersecurity Cold War

Each January, cybersecurity pundits busily fill the airwaves with their predictions for the year ahead. There’s much to think about. However one trend is particularly troubling for U.S. and European businesses – an intensification of a new...

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Tensions with Iran Could Have Cybersecurity Ramifications for U.S. Businesses

Rising tensions in the Middle East in the wake of the killing of General Qasem Soleimani, the head of Iran’s military Quds Forces, has U.S. troops on high alert.

However, the strike has also put cybersecurity experts on notice.

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5 Shocking IT & Cybersecurity Burnout Statistics

No one should be surprised to learn that IT and cybersecurity jobs can be extremely stressful. Now, a convergence of trends has, in many cases, brought this stress to a breaking point.

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CISO Salaries 2020: Does a Changing Role Demand a Change in Pay?

The role of the chief information security officer (CISO) is undergoing a tectonic shift. 

The first generation of CISOs were high-performing technical professionals promoted to senior leadership. They largely reported to CIOs, and had...

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