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Elevate Cyber Risk to Business Risk With Financial Quantification

There’s no question about it: Being exposed to cyber risk is an inevitable part of doing business in today’s world. In fact, a recent ESG study found that 82% of organizations believe that cyber risk has increased over the past two years.

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Shadow IT: Your Urgent Questions Answered

Your IT department spends a great deal of time distributing security information and maintaining your organization’s internal security processes. Unfortunately, a persistent threat, deemed shadow IT, is still making its way into your...

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How To Prevent Organizational Data Leaks In 2021

It’s every security manager's worst nightmare. A member of the IT department reaches to alert that malicious software has been detected on an internal network, and the hacker potentially has access to layers of sensitive data. In the...

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The Three T’s Behind Successful Enterprise Risk Management: Team, Technique, and Tools

Despite the best efforts from security and risk leaders, it can be extremely difficult to establish an efficient and effective enterprise risk management plan. As with anything that requires buy-in from the executive level, there has to be...

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How to Measure Cybersecurity Risk Across Your Digital Ecosystem

Cyber risk is everywhere. As organizations become increasingly interconnected — across business units, geographies, subsidiaries, remote offices, and third-party networks — the digital ecosystem is expanding rapidly. And this increased ...

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Common Cybersecurity Vulnerabilities and Exposures to Pay Attention to in 2021

The SolarWinds supply chain attack discovered in late 2020 was a wakeup call for security managers across all industries. The hack is shaping up to be one of the most impactful attacks against a critical supply chain partner in history.

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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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Common Vulnerabilities Associated With Remote Access

Last year, enterprise IT security got turned on its head. As the world adjusted to working from home, IT teams worked overtime to enable remote access for millions of employees.

This transition went smoothly for most organizations, but...

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How to Prove Your Organization’s Cybersecurity Investment is Paying Off

In light of recent widespread breaches and security incidents, such as the cyber attack targeting SolarWinds, security and risk managers are under more pressure than ever to prove that their cybersecurity investments are actually paying...

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