selecting an mssp

Why You’ll Never Succeed at Selecting an MSSP (Without These Questions)

Managed security services providers (MSSPs) have risen in popularity. The new report, “Security Advisory Services Market by Service Type – Global Forecast to 2022,” indicates that the security advisory services market is expected to grow nearly 20 percent annually from USD $5.77 billion in 2017 to USD $13.57 billion by 2022. There are several factors driving an… Read More

incident response assumptions

Avoid These Common Incident Response Assumptions and Planning Mistakes

Last week, I took part in one of SecureWorld Seattle’s panels, “Manage the Damage – The Current Threat Landscape.” This panel focused on the topic of developing, fine-tuning, and practicing incident response plans to be better prepared for a breach. The moderator, Jean Pawluk, and the crowd in attendance, asked some thought-provoking questions about common incident response challenges that businesses face…. Read More

insider threat detection

How to Get the Most Out of Data Loss Prevention Technology to Improve Insider Threat Detection

Yesterday, I attended our webinar, “How to Unlock the Full Potential of Insider Threat Tools,” and it got me thinking about the relationship between technology and past successes of insider threats. Rich Burke, Vice President of Public Sector, made a critical point during the webinar that failure to detect insiders isn’t exclusively a technology issue. There are plenty… Read More

grid cyber security risks

Everything You Need to Know About Grid Cyber Security Risks

As we wrap up National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM), our final theme, “Protecting Critical Infrastructure From Cyber Threats,” considers the state of cyber security for essential systems and critical infrastructure. This week’s theme also transitions to the topics of November’s Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience Month (CISR). The U.S. power grid plays a vital role in… Read More

career in cyber security

Q&A: Essential Tips for Solving the Worker Shortage and Starting a Career in Cyber Security

The week four theme of National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM) is “The Internet Wants You: Consider a Career in Cybersecurity.” We asked our Vice President of Human Resources, Leah Schmid, to weigh in on this topic. In this week’s blog, she offers her insights into the different issues surrounding the growing shortage of qualified cyber security professionals… Read More