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...
Cybersecurity – a topic nonprofits can no longer ignore

Cybersecurity – a topic nonprofits can no longer ignore

Cybersecurity is so often in the news that it’s hard to think it’s being ignored by any sector, however nonprofits are lagging behind.  Why?  Obviously budgets are tight, but here’s why ignoring cybersecurity can end up costing nonprofits far more....