Category Archives: Cyber Risk

Organizations are advancing their efforts, investing in OT cybersecurity programs

ICS cybersecurity threats remain high and present evolving challenges, a new SANS report reveals. However, since the last SANS OT/ICS report released in 2017, a growing majority of organizations have significantly matured their security postures over the last two years and are adopting strategies that address OT/IT convergence. “The findings in this latest SANS report make it clear that 2019 is the year for ICS cybersecurity,” said Nozomi Networks CEO Edgard Capdevielle. “We see the … More

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Healthcare executives need to make cybersecurity a business priority

Risks associated with Internet of Things, medical devices, third-party vendors, and program management are top of mind for healthcare executives, according to a CynergisTek’s survey. The survey of approximately 60 C-level healthcare executives revealed the greatest perceived threats and current challenges these organizations are facing in cybersecurity and privacy. The data also pinpointed some of the barriers or disconnects within the organization to solve these issues, like executive leadership buy-in. Most notably: 40% responded that … More

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What mechanisms can help address today’s biggest cybersecurity challenges?

In this Help Net Security podcast, Syed Abdur Rahman, Director of Products with unified risk management provider Brinqa, talks about their risk centric knowledge-driven approach to cybersecurity problems like vulnerability management, application security and cloud and container security. Here’s a transcript of the podcast for your convenience. Hi, my name is Syed Abdur and I’m the Director of Products at Brinqa, where I’m responsible for product management and technical product marketing. Brinqa is a cyber … More

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Structural integrity: Quantifying risk with security measurement

In my previous post, we set up the foundation for a risk quantification program. Many organizations have begun this part of their security strategy and are learning how to approach this challenge, which has plagued the security industry for years. In this part, we talk about how a winning security metrics strategy aligns with the business’ goals and objectives and lay out the framework to develop the metrics strategy. Security metrics are business metrics A … More

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On the path to Zero Trust security: Time to get started

No need to belabour the point. We all know that trying to defend the network perimeter is a bit futile in today’s mobile and cloud first world. So, the obvious question – what’s next? Vendors are quick to come to your aid with their latest, next generation, virtualized, machine learning and AI based security platform. Industry analysts on the other hand are proposing various security frameworks and approaches for reducing risk. Whether it’s Gartner with … More

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