What Do Sharks and Cows Have to Do with Cybersecurity Risks?

What Do Sharks and Cows Have to Do with Cybersecurity Risks?

Which are you more afraid of sharks or cows? Most people would immediately answer “sharks.” This is an example of availability bias, because we know and hear about shark attacks we assume they are a greater risk. The reality is that sharks kill about 5...
5 Cybersecurity Tips From Lawyers

5 Cybersecurity Tips From Lawyers

A question that often comes up around cybersecurity and incident response is when to involve legal.  The best time to get advice from your attorney is before an incident.  Here are 5 tips from legal resources of steps to take NOW: 1) Obtain verification from key...
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...
The Accidental Insider Threat – A clear and present risk

The Accidental Insider Threat – A clear and present risk

Media images depict the unknown ‘hooded’ bad actor in the dark room with many computer screens and we often forget about one the biggest risks organizations face – the insider. The insider can be broken into two categories, 1) the accidental insider who is duped...
Report on Ransomware Q4 2019

Report on Ransomware Q4 2019

A look at the recently released cybercrime report by Malwarebytes that focuses on ransomware has some interesting takeaways: First the United States is the target 53% of the time. Canada came in second at a distant 10%.The top 5 states targeted were in order: Texas,...