Effi Lipsman, Author at Security Boulevard

5 Questions for Your Managed Cybersecurity Vendor

| | Cybersecurity Industry
As we approach the end of the year, you may be doing some reflecting on your environment, stack, and vendor list. How have they been working for you in 2020? What could have gone better? What might need to change?Whether you have a renewal upcoming or just need to better ... Read More

No Security Budget? 5 Technologies to Sunset!

  No Security Budget? 5 Technologies to Sunset With IT budgets declining for the first time in many years as a result of the pandemic, business leaders and IT decision-makers alike may be looking for places to consolidate, trim fat and even cut corners. And, while security is the last place ... Read More

No Security Budget? 5 Technologies to Sunset!

  No Security Budget? 5 Technologies to Sunset With IT budgets declining for the first time in many years as a result of the pandemic, business leaders and IT decision-makers alike may be looking for places to consolidate, trim fat and even cut corners. And, while security is the last place ... Read More

5 Signs to Replace Your Security Technology

“Set it and forget it” might work for some aspects of your organization, but cybersecurity isn’t one of them—or, at least, it shouldn’t be. Yet, cybersecurity tends to get back-burnered in favor of other projects, or deferred when there is no evidence of pertinent threats. We often remind prospective clients ... Read More

Asking the Right Questions About Cyber Insurance

One of the ways business stakeholders attempt to reduce risk (or, at least, offset the potential impact of consequences), is by buying cybersecurity breach insurance. Most of our clients have it—some because they want it, others because they're required to carry it by regulation.In this post, I'll look at what ... Read More

Why Security ‘Next Quarter’ is Worse than No Security

Over the past several years, my team and I have engaged in countless discussions with IT and business leaders of mid-market organizations. They are often looking to improve their security posture, adhere to regulatory compliance, or report to their management/board on the steps they are taking to prevent being all ... Read More

Don’t Pay the Ransom. Period.

With ransomware gaining more and more attention in the news, companies have been dealing with it whatever ways they can. In an increasing number of cases, they have been paying ransoms, despite FBI advice not to. They see this as the cheapest route to getting their systems back online, and ... Read More

Does Your MSSP Add Value?

Mid-sized organizations often consider Managed Security Service Providers (MSSP) for their security. There are a few reasons; the shortage of available cybersecurity talent, or the (seemingly) compelling business case presented by MSSPs. Yet, if organizations were to analyze what outcomes they’re attempting to achieve, many (most?) would realize that there ... Read More

Victim-shaming in Cybersecurity

Effi Lipsman is our sales leader at IntelliGO. His job involves putting the needs of clients and prospective clients first, every day. He often deals with people and companies impacted firsthand by cybersecurity threats, like malware, ransomware, and other cybersecurity incidents.It wasn’t long ago that I wrote about how we, ... Read More

Are SMBs ‘Too Small’ to Be Breached?

Given our focus on helping small to medium-sized businesses (SMBs) improve their cybersecurity, we are often asked to qualify the minimum size of organization that benefits from our service. In fact, IntelliGO predominately caters to the “M” side of the SMB equation, but we do have our fair share of ... Read More