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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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12 tips for effectively presenting cybersecurity to the board

Don't let your board presentation miss the mark. Follow these best practices and common mistakes to avoid when communicating cybersecurity risk to the board.

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The buzz at RSA 2019: Cloud security, network security, managed services and more

The buzz at RSA 2019 included talk about cybersecurity and business leaders coming together, managed services, cloud security, network security and more.

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IBM sets forth with a strong cybersecurity message

IBM has a strong cybersecurity message, but there's a gap between IBM security and its corporate vision. If IBM can bridge this gap, it can carve out a unique market position.

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10 essential steps to improve your security posture

A strong security posture takes more than having the right defenses in place, you also need to establish solid plans to ensure you react to any breach in the right way.

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Cyber risk management: There's a disconnect between business and security teams

Business managers want real-time cyber risk management metrics, but cybersecurity teams can only deliver technical data and periodic reports. That gap needs to close.

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Bank OZK's vulnerability risk index shows patching priorities everyone understands

Explaining vulnerability risk to non-technical executives can be hard. With his CSO50 award-winning Vulnerability Exception Risk Index, Bank OZK CISO Jason Cathey has devised a way to turn vulnerability data into a simple risk metric....

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