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...
Modern Cyber Security – The Cart before the Horse Syndrome

Modern Cyber Security – The Cart before the Horse Syndrome

Ah the rise of the cybersecurity industry. So many tools, so many ‘silver bullets’. Don’t get me wrong this is not necessarily a bad thing. There are gaps and problems and tools are built to solve these problems and address these gaps. The issue is when a security...
Why you should frustrate your pen testers

Why you should frustrate your pen testers

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...
How Expensive is Effective Cybersecurity?

How Expensive is Effective Cybersecurity?

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...
Record fines come on the heels of warnings about cyber risk

Record fines come on the heels of warnings about cyber risk

Record fines come on the heels of warnings from US Intelligence warning of a growing risk to our utility providers.  Similar warnings have been issued for law firms, higher education, and small businesses, so this information is relevant to a wide spectrum of...