Higher education one of the worst sectors at handling cyber attacks

Higher education one of the worst sectors at handling cyber attacks

The higher education sector ranks highest among the worst business sectors for handling cyberthreats, with 73% of organizations taking three or more days to apply a patch.—EfficientIP Report released  9/10/2018 The higher ed sector is an attractive target for hackers...
Can I replace my SIEM with MDR?

Can I replace my SIEM with MDR?

There is a lot of confusion between MDR (Managed Detection and Response), and SIEM (Security Information and Event Management). It becomes even more confusing when a vendor throws in the term MSS (Managed Security Service). Rightly so as technically a managed SIEM and...
What is the “NIST Act to Benefit Small Business”?

What is the “NIST Act to Benefit Small Business”?

The “NIST Small Business Cybersecurity Act” S.770 was signed this month.  What is it, and how can it benefit you or your small business clients? The National Institute of Standards & Technology (NIST) initially developed a set of cybersecurity...
Three Reasons We Are Still Failing At Cybersecurity

Three Reasons We Are Still Failing At Cybersecurity

Cybersecurity has been getting a lot of attention with major breaches being announced almost weekly, followed by news articles on record compliance fines and litigation settlements.  So why aren’t we getting better at cybersecurity? Assumptions.  Many...
Are you wasting money on this common cybersecurity investment?

Are you wasting money on this common cybersecurity investment?

A wasted investment is the last thing any organization needs, yet the cost of a cybersecurity solution doesn’t necessarily equate to value.  Consider Security Information and Event Management, or SIEM tools for example.  Dark Reading points out that the tool...