The Role of the CISO in Preventing Data Breaches

In these times of unabated data breaches, the typical Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) must feel like a moving target in a shooting gallery. It’s not a matter of whether an attack and possible breach will occur, it’s a matter of when. Being a CISO is a fascinating and important job. Often, though, it’s a … Read More The post The Role of the CISO in Preventing Data Breaches appeared first on The State of Security.
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Weekly Cyber Risk Roundup: Olympic Malware and Russian Cybercrime

More information was revealed this week about the Olympic Destroyer malware and how it was used to disrupt the availability of the Pyeonchang Olympic’s official website for a 12-hour period earlier this month. It appears that back in December, a threat actor may have compromised the computer system’s of Atos, an IT service provider for… Read More
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Understanding our risk assessment software

Our sales and support executive Gary Baxter, has produced an extended demonstration video for our risk assessment software vsRisk 3.0. The aim of the video is to walk you through the software and help you decide whether it’s the right product for your organisation. We hope that this new video will save you time and provide you with a resource that you can share amongst colleagues as part of the purchasing decision process. The demonstration video is broken down into five segments: ISMS creation Risk assessment Control reviews Reports and dashboard Settings Watch the video below: To find out more
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The number of organizations unprepared for cyber-attacks rose year over year

To anyone who has been paying attention, this isn’t as much of a surprise, as it is a confirmation of the ongoing tenuous condition of enterprise cybersecurity but a just-released survey from specialty insurer Hiscox shows that roughly three-quarters of the 4,100 organizations surveyed face significant shortcomings when it comes to cybersecurity.
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HHS Deputy CIO Amélie Koran on Security’s Challenges

Meet Amélie Koran, deputy CIO for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Inspector General, and one of the keynote speakers at the upcoming InfoSec World 2018 March 19-21 in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. Her March 19 keynote address, “Are We There Yet? Getting There is Only Half the Trip,” highlights some..
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Weekly Cyber Risk Roundup: Cryptocurrency Attacks and a Major Cybercriminal Indictment

Cryptocurrency continued to make headlines this past week for a variety of cybercrime-related activities. For starters, researchers discovered a new cryptocurrency miner, dubbed ADB.Miner, that infected nearly 7,000 Android devices such as smartphones, televisions, and tablets over a several-day period. The researchers said the malware uses the ADB debug interface on port 5555 to spread… Read More
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