Security Operations and Incident Response

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, [...]

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. [...]

Are Your Executives Engaged in CyberSecurity?

Many executive leaders are criticized for not caring about or understanding cybersecurity. This comes from the perception that they do not realize the true threat landscape, they are not allocating resources, and/or they are not talking about the topic on a regular basis. For many organizations, there are good reasons for this perceived behavior. [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]