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What We Can Learn About Backdoor Attacks From WordPress

Millions of organizations world-wide rely on WordPress for website creation and management. In fact, currently there are over 75 million sites that use WordPress for their operations. The Walt Disney Company, BBC America, Microsoft News,...

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Why The DOD Is Making Cybersecurity Maturity Evaluation Mandatory (And Why You Should Too)

Government agencies in the United States are yet again suffering from a widespread data hack, this time originating from Microsoft Exchange servers. This breach comes less than five months after the SolarWinds breach exposed vulnerabilities

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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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4 Things to Know About FISMA

Recently we wrote about the top cybersecurity frameworks to reduce cybersecurity risk, and the Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA) certainly belongs in that list. But what is FISMA? Who does it apply to? Why is it so...

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Best Practices For Managing Third Party Risk

Properly managing third party risk and preventing damaging outcomes that result from gaps in your vendor ecosystem can be difficult and costly. With the recent SolarWinds data breach wreaking havoc on thousands of organizations globally,...

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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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3 Ways to Improve Your Vendor Lifecycle & Make it More Efficient

During this dynamic and stressful workplace environment 2020 has brought us, finding the most efficient ways to perform in your job has never been more important. When it comes to managing your vendor lifecycle, there are three ways you...

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Creating A Successful Third Party Risk Management Program

As digital transformation picks up pace, companies are working with more vendors than ever. According to Gartner, 60% of organizations now work with more than 1,000 third-party vendors — including partners, sub-contractors, and suppliers.

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Best Practices for Managing Third-party Risk in the Energy Sector

Back in May this year, President Trump issued an executive order banning US energy sector entities from acquiring electric equipment from foreign adversaries, citing potential cybersecurity threats.

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