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 [...]

SMB Cybersecurity Act – Hopefully Optimistic

It has taken a while, but the President did sign the Small Business Cybersecurity Act into law on August 18, 2018. This Act “requires the Commerce Department’s National Institute of Standards and Technology to develop and disseminate resources for small businesses to help reduce their cybersecurity risks.” Small businesses often have smaller budgets and [...]

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] 5 Ways to Fund Your Privacy/Security Program

One area security leaders struggle with on a regular basis is how to fund the much-needed security initiatives within the organization. Here are five different ways to work with the business and IT to accomplish both the funding as well as showing progress on your maturity roadmap. How many times have you had to [...]

[Infographic] 3 Ways to Accelerate Your Security Program

Whether you are looking to jump start a privacy/security initiative or accelerate the maturity and success of an existing program, these steps are foundational.  Here are three areas to FOCUS on specific POINTS when you are unsure of where to start. For additional information on how to do this, watch the webinar series related [...]

[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 [...]

When Did Cyber Security Become All About Excess?

When I started in the IT industry I loved it. I had a chance to follow two passions – technology and helping companies become more effective. Things that used to take hours manually now could be done in seconds. Most of the companies that existed had a true passion early to provide value to [...]

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. [...]

GDPR Questions To Ask Your Privacy Leader

Enforcement of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) begins May 25. While many are in compliance, others are struggling to meet the deadline, and more still don't even know where to begin. Here are some questions that company officers can ask their data privacy/security leaders. Does GDPR apply to our organization? This may seem [...]

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 [...]

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