Latest Developments in the CIS Top 20

Just when you feel you understand the CIS controls, a new version is released. In this case, the new version of CIS controls hopes to improve by separating them into three distinct categories and giving a more concise description for each. This should be good news! That said, those that have tried to implement [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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