Saving Money AND Maturing Security? Tell Me How!

When it comes to mitigating risk in your organization, cyber security is one of the most important issues. Most of us have sat through painful sales pitches, where things are said like "100% secure." If you are like me, it is hard to contain the inherent eye-roll. We all know that security program maturity [...]

Managed Security Services – The Reality……

We all know the security industry is exploding with new products and services that are being marketed as “the only way to secure your environment.” Similarly, we are seeing all sorts of providers that claim to provide SOC (Security Operations Center) services. With all of the terminology and acronyms being thrown around, i.e., MSSP, [...]

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 [...]

Best Of Breed Is Not Always The Best Way To Go

In the technology industry it seems that everyone likes to state that they represent "Best of Breed" technology.    Utilizing the best of breed point solutions if you have unlimited budget, people and time is probably the best way to go.   However, in most organizations there are constraints on money, people and time. [...]

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 [...]

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