Jaikumar Vijayan

Jaikumar Vijayan is a freelance technology writer specializing in computer security and privacy topics. Disclosure: He also writes for Hewlett-Packard's marketing website TechBeacon.

6 risk factors to know when hiring an MSSP

8 biases that will kill your security program

8 biases that will kill your security program

CISOs and their security teams often hold cognitive biases that get in the way of making the right risk management and incident response decisions. Here are eight of the most common to avoid.

5 biggest healthcare security threats for 2021

5 biggest healthcare security threats for 2021

Healthcare organizations can expect ransomware, botnets, cloud misconfigurations, web application attacks, and phishing to be their top risks.

6 tips for receiving and responding to third-party security disclosures

6 tips for receiving and responding to third-party security disclosures

Your first notification of your next breach or significant threat might come from outside your organization. Have these preparations in place to effectively and quickly respond to inbound security intelligence.

5 reasons why the cost of ransomware attacks is rising

5 reasons why the cost of ransomware attacks is rising

The ransom is still a tiny portion of the total cost of a ransomware attack, but associated costs are increasing.

5 ways to combat audit fatigue

5 ways to combat audit fatigue

The growing number of audits for security and privacy regulatory compliance is stressing security personnel and draining resources from security operations. Here's how to better manage them.

6 board of directors security concerns every CISO should be prepared to address

6 board of directors security concerns every CISO should be prepared to address

The COVID pandemic and spike in cybercriminal activity has raised interest in security among corporate boards. These are the concerns and questions CISOs say they are now hearing from them.

5 best practices for negotiating SaaS contracts for risk and security

5 best practices for negotiating SaaS contracts for risk and security

Software-as-a-service providers often handle your sensitive data. Here's how to hold them to a high standard for security.

Content fraud takes a bite out of brand reputation

Content fraud takes a bite out of brand reputation

Scammers leverage user-generated content on trusted sites to trick consumers into sharing sensitive data, causing financial and reputational harm to those businesses.

How drones affect your threat model

How drones affect your threat model

As use of unmanned aerial vehicles grows, organizations should have a plan for managing the risk associated with drones, whether or not they deploy them, experts say.

4 ways employee home networks and smart devices change your threat model

4 ways employee home networks and smart devices change your threat model

Home routers, printers, security systems, DVRs, gaming consoles and other smart devices can significantly change the threat model for the corporate network.

Redefining the CISO role: Why the top security job is gaining C-suite and boardroom status

Redefining the CISO role: Why the top security job is gaining C-suite and boardroom status

Breach concerns, data privacy regulations, and a move to separate security from IT are elevating the importance of the security role.

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