How to show Return on Investment for cybersecurity

How to show Return on Investment for cybersecurity

When a new solution is being recommended to improve cybersecurity, it often will require buy-in from one or more people who may not have the technical knowledge to fully understand the benefits.  In those cases, making the business case for the solution can help with...
Productivity vs Security

Productivity vs Security

When we think about an organization that would put far more focus on day-to-day productivity than cybersecurity, we probably think of a small business that doesn’t have much critical data, not the Central Intelligence Agency/CIA.  However, we can all learn from...
Can Zero Trust Network Access make you more secure?

Can Zero Trust Network Access make you more secure?

Zero Trust Network Access or ZTNA is an approach to access that does not put the user’s computer directly on the network. Unlike traditional VPN where the entire workstation becomes part of the network, ZTNA only allows the user to access the applications and services...
Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) FAQs

Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) FAQs

We’ve had a resurgence in questions around the change from NIST 800-171 to the new Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC).  Here are some of the frequently asked questions and responses. What is CMMC, and why is it replacing NIST 800-171?  CMMC stands...
US may address data security through new legislation

US may address data security through new legislation

The Digital Identity and Authentication Council of Canada (DIACC) uses the Pan-Canadian Trust Framework (PCTF) to establish guidelines for securing data and protecting the rights of Canadian citizens by controlling and notifying citizens of how the data is used. The...
Are you spending enough (or too much) on cybersecurity?

Are you spending enough (or too much) on cybersecurity?

What is the right amount to spend on cybersecurity?  Gartner reports average spend of 5-8%, but a CIO survey showed closer to 15% of the IT budget with almost a quarter of the respondents allocating more than 20% of their IT budget to securing their data. Now that...