Security Orchestration and Automation

When it comes to a successful security program, efficiency and incident response time are two key factors. Today's security teams are often understaffed and overworked. Tasked with using numerous disparate tools, many employees are struggling to prioritize incidents and determine what is important. Orchestration and automation tools streamline these processes, bringing together all your [...]

Sifting Through The Noise

2017 was a year awash with major breaches appearing across the headlines. IT teams understaffed and overworked across the board.  Fresh into 2018, I read article after article of the latest predictions for where this year will take us. How do you sift through the noise? One firm predicts spend will exceed $1 trillion [...]

Cyberwar, Deadlier Than You Could Possibly Imagine

I just finished reading an article on CNN, the title “Pentagon considers changing nuclear retaliation rules.” What does this have to do with cyber security you ask? Let me quote the article “The Pentagon is considering recommending a change in policy regarding the use of nuclear weapons that could potentially open the door to [...]

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Today There Is A War – A Cyber War

“At this time, the malware targets banks, payment card providers, mobile services providers, payroll, webmail and e-commerce sites in the U.S.,”  https://threatpost.com/new-icedid-trojan-targets-us-banks/128851/ Cyber vulnerabilities and exploiting them are, more often than not, about money.  Cyber criminals continue to look for "soft spots" in order to exploit a company's, or country's, Intellectual Property (IP) or sheer [...]

The MSSP World Is Being Filled With Incompetence

Ok I need to get this off my chest.   Our industry in security is exploding in growth.   We all hear the statistics about breaches becoming more common.   The average small company goes out of business within 6 months after a breach.  We also know there is a huge talent shortage of security professionals.   In [...]

State Of Crime In Cyber From IOCTA 2017

Recently a white paper came out discussing the state of crime in cyber from IOCTA 2017.   It was released from Europol so it focuses on Europe.    Since we love to devour this type of data at FocusPoint, we thought we would share our impressions of the report. You can download the report here.   https://www.europol.europa.eu/sites/default/files/documents/iocta2017.pdf [...]

EQUIFAX – Why Your Business Should Be Concerned

At this point, everyone has learned of the Equifax breach.    Emotions run high after a major breach.    The speculation of major lawsuits, fines create chaos for organizations that are traded publicly.   Probably most organization CEO’s when apprised of the Equifax breach asked their staff for an update on their own internal security posture.   Even [...]