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4 Cybersecurity Budget Focus Areas for Higher Education in 2020

4 Cybersecurity Budget Focus Areas for Higher Education in 2020

Chief information security officers are grappling with a variety of issues as they try to keep their campuses safe from cyber criminals. In fact, the No. 1 issue for higher ed IT leaders this year is information security, according to EDUCAUSE, a nonprofit association...

NIST CSF – Part 4 – Respond

NIST CSF – Part 4 – Respond

Today we continue down the National Institute of Standards and Technology Cyber Security Framework (NIST CSF).  In our earlier blog posts, we learned how to identify our assets and then we did our best to protect them. Then since nothing is 100% secure, we detected...

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Cybersecurity Risks Are Threatening Deals

Cybersecurity Risks Are Threatening Deals

Recent acquisitions highlight the threat that cyber risks can pose to a company’s reputation and bottom line.  When Verizon was making a bid for Yahoo's internet business, the sale price was discounted $350,000 million after Yahoo's security breaches were discovered. ...

Why Do You Need Dark Web Monitoring?

Why Do You Need Dark Web Monitoring?

Have you ever Googled your own name and been surprised by some of the information you found?  Comments on a blog post from years back, maybe an old email address from a past job, or an article about your involvement in a charity event.  Now imagine you were searching...

The Future MSP

The Future MSP

We've all heard the phrase "there is no silver bullet", especially when it comes to cyber protection.  There are so many different methods of attack and avenues of exposure, and they constantly evolve.  So how do you protect your customer's data and your organization...

Deception Technology – Fooling the Enemy

Deception Technology – Fooling the Enemy

Managed Service Providers (MSPs) are facing increasing challenges to support their customers as cybersecurity and compliance needs continue to grow.  Many look to build their own Security Operation Center (SOC), select and purchase a SIEM tool and staff the SOC to...

Poorly Written Ransomware Still Infects Unpatched Systems

Poorly Written Ransomware Still Infects Unpatched Systems

A new supplement to the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) 800-171 “Protecting Controlled Unclassified Information in Nonfederal Systems and Organizations” is on the way.  The proposed supplement 800-171B adds 35 new requirements that go alongside...

Are your Application Programing Interfaces (API) Secured?

Are your Application Programing Interfaces (API) Secured?

The third or fourth step in any breach (depending on who you talk to) is that an attacker must ‘gain authority’. Think of it like a bank; if the criminal breaks into the vestibule they have little or nothing to steal, they have to get from the vestibule to the main...

Protection from Ransomware

Protection from Ransomware

WannaCry malware hit the news in 2017 when reports of the damaging attack spread through more than 150 countries.  The National Health Service in the UK, and FedEx where two of the worst hit organizations, but countless others, including small business, schools, and...

How Expensive is Effective Cybersecurity?

How Expensive is Effective Cybersecurity?

The third or fourth step in any breach (depending on who you talk to) is that an attacker must ‘gain authority’. Think of it like a bank; if the criminal breaks into the vestibule they have little or nothing to steal, they have to get from the vestibule to the main...

What do our clients say about working with Foresite?

What do our clients say about working with Foresite?

There is almost no limit to how much you could spend on cybersecurity solutions, and with Gartner estimating global spend on security is equal to about 1.5% of worldwide revenue - does that mean that effective cybersecurity has to be expensive?  And what is...

Where are your data protection blindspots?

Where are your data protection blindspots?

Sometimes it's just best to let our clients do the talking - after all, no one understands the value of our services more than they do! This week's post focuses on a client who faced a number of challenges when we first met, including: Identifying and remediating...

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