Are You Maximizing Your Security Investment?

One of the reasons companies struggle with maturing their information security and/or data privacy programs is the investment in technology has not been fully realized. This comes up over and over and relates to the implementation and maintenance of technical tools that have been purchased. For a number of reasons, companies find themselves unprotected. [...]

[Infographic] Top Security Challenges Addressed by CISO as a Service

As companies struggle to keep up with the constantly changing, complex privacy and security landscape, finding a qualified leader to build and maintain a comprehensive program can be challenging. As one of the most in-demand jobs in the industry, the CISO can be extremely hard to find. While IT engineers may have been enough [...]

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 [...]

Guaranteed Way To Lose Your Cyber Security Staff

You would have to be living under a rock not to notice the cyber security skills shortage lately.    Data from a new research report titled, The Life and Times of Cybersecurity Professionals, a collaborative effort done by Enterprise Security Group (ESG) and the Information Systems Security Association (ISSA) revealed some interesting trends. 67% of cyber [...]

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 [...]

HTTP Headers

One of things that draws me to the security industry is how fast it moves.   Maintaining a web site for example is very difficult as the vulnerabilities are discovered it seems almost daily.   One of the web sites that we use to test our security of our web site is https://securityheaders.io    It's not perfect, [...]

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 [...]

Blame The Victim

I've been thinking this about this reaction of hacks for a while.   I find it disturbing that our society seems to blame the victim of cyber crime.   We've all read the headlines, XYZ corporation has been hacked.   The media pounces portraying that the company that was hacked lacked sufficient security controls. [...]

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The U.S. Government Heads To The Cloud

This was the recent title on an article published on Fox Business.*   According to the article, Tom Bossert, Trumps point person on cyberterrorism, will launch the government's platform to the cloud into "high gear."    When the cloud term first hit the IT industry, I thought it was a clever way to describe [...]