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4 big changes coming to cybersecurity in 2020 and beyond

The pace of technology and market changes will pick up in 2020, impacting security technologies, innovation, investment, and the industry at large.

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Third party risk management: A getting started guide

Your vendor partners may be your organization's weakest link. Without a strong third party risk management program in place, how would you know?

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Rising complexity, higher stakes for enterprise risk management

As the pace of business and a shifting threat landscape challenge enterprises, optimizing risk has become a moving target.

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10 risk factors no one talks about

These risk factors might not show up on an official risk assessment report, but every security professional should be thinking about them.

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Implementing a successful cyber insurance program: Key steps and considerations

In a first, a Black Hat micro summit explains how insurers assess risk to write cyber insurance policies as more organizations seek to indemnify themselves against potential breach losses.

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Are you taking third-party risk seriously enough?

Because third parties are often responsible for data breaches, your internal security standards must extend beyond your borders to cover vendors and other external partners.

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How much should you spend on security?

Each organization needs to develop its own ongoing process for evaluating needs and justifying security spend. Here's how two CISOs do it.

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Safe travels: 7 best practices for protecting data at border crossings

Border agents are requesting access to devices and the data on them with no regard to your organization's security policies. Here's how to protect that data and your employees.

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4 signs the CISO-board relationship is broken (and 3 ways to fix it)

Gaining the board's trust is key for elevating the security function to a strategic level. To do that, CISOs will need to get out of their technical comfort zone.

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How organizations are bridging the cyber-risk management gap

To bridge the cyber-risk management gap, organizations plan to get CISOs more involved with the business, focus on data security, hire staff, and provide more security awareness training.

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How to establish your business’s risk tolerance

Knowing your business risk appetite allows you to align security efforts to the business needs, prioritizing resources and spending on those areas where organizational leaders have the least appetite for risk. Here's how to do it.

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Why security needs to be involved early during mergers and acquisitions

M&A security can often be overlooked during deal making, leading to potential incidents down the line. Here's how UK newspaper Racing Post dealt with three acquisitions in three years, each with its own security requirements.

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Does your cyber insurance cover social engineering? Read the fine print

Some cyber insurance policies will pay only a small fraction of damages if an attacker used social engineering. Here's how to estimate the risk.

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Why security-IT alignment still fails

Many organizations struggle to get IT and security on the same page and stay in synch as their enterprises speed ahead with digital transformation initiatives. Here's how to overcome some of the most common obstacles.

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OpenC2 can accelerate security operations, automation, and orchestration

OpenC2, a standards effort from OASIS, has the potential to accelerate and automate risk mitigation and incident response. Users and vendors should jump onboard.

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Vulnerability management woes continue, but there is hope

Prioritizing fixes, workflows, and timely patching are just some of the challenges organizations face, but advanced data analytics may help with vulnerability management.

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Whip your information security into shape with ISO 27001

The ISO 27001 standard will help you identify potential threats to the confidentiality, integrity and availability of your company data. This simple checklist will help you come to grips with one of the best and most popular...

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Cyber risk management challenges are impacting the business

Organizations struggle with continuous monitoring, tracking the threat landscape, identifying sensitive data flows, and communication between cybersecurity and business executives.

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