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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.

CISO Education Requirements: Degrees, Training Courses, and Certifications

About 25 years ago, the evolution of the overall digital ecosystem necessitated the creation of the first CISO role. Now, 61% of companies have a CISO. 

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BitSight Study: Just How Secure is the Business Services Sector?

Management consultants, accountants, public safety offices, marketing firms, and many more business and professional services organizations are high-value targets for cybercriminals due to the range of confidential client information they...

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Airbus Incident Shines Spotlight on Third-Party Vendor Security Risks

2019 has been a year of high-profile attacks, and, as we predicted, it’s only getting worse. That’s certainly the case for Airbus.

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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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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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As the Capital One Breach Proves, Effective CISO Leadership Starts with Culture

As the fallout from the Capital One data breach continues, new lessons are being learned. Although technical failings were at the heart of the breach, a recent article in the The Wall Street Journal points to a series of overlooked issues...

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A Security Operations Center Report Template for Executive Buy-in

A monthly or quarterly report is a great way to summarize a SOC’s performance and uncover insights for executive leadership. But as a security and risk manager or executive, what information should you request from the managers who report...

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SOC Stress: The Security Threat That Nobody is Talking About

Stress and burnout is emerging as perhaps the biggest threat to corporate security. Long hours, alert overload, and a lack of visibility into their IT infrastructure have many security professionals reconsidering their chosen careers.

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It’s Time for CISOs to Take a Seat at the Table

It doesn’t matter what business you’re in — cybersecurity has become extremely important to both your organization’s reputation and its bottom line. According to reports, the average cost of a data breach is $3.86 million.

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