why organizations don't patch

We Don’t Need No Stinking Patches: Why Organizations Don’t Patch

As a cyber security vendor, we regularly advise our readers and clients to “patch early and patch often.” There are many reasons why organizations don’t patch systems and devices, though. First off, let’s just say that patching is a bit like working out. We all know we should exercise regularly. The reality though, is that… Read More

How Cyber Security Exercises Can Keep You in Shape

How Cyber Security Exercises Can Keep You in Shape

Like regular physical exercise, exercising your cyber security muscles can be a good way to keep your information technology (IT) staff in cyber-shape. The purpose of cyber security exercises is to prepare and test a person or group to respond to a specific set of circumstances. Performing cyber security exercises can have some of the… Read More

Federal Agencies Moving to the Cloud

Federal Agencies Moving to the Cloud Must Take Stock of Information Systems

Federal agencies moving to the cloud have a lot to consider, but a new guide from the Chief Information Officer (CIO) Council provides some useful advice. The Application Rationalization Playbook is designed to help IT portfolio managers at federal agencies figure out which applications can be smartly migrated to the cloud. It offers detailed advice for agencies to consider… Read More

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9 Cyber Security Tips SMBs Can Implement Now

Although organizations of all sizes are targeted by cyber criminals, small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) have turned into a preferred target. In fact, according to Aberdeen research, the risk of a single data breach is 63 percent higher for SMBs than it is for larger organizations with over 1,000 employees. Overall, The Ponemon Institute’s 2017 State of… Read More

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Lessons Learned from Real-World Data Breach Examples

We recently spent some time with a client who is at the tail end of response and recovery from a data breach. Although the past few months have taken their toll on the security team, there is finally a light at the end of the tunnel. However, that light is going to dim quickly as… Read More

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How to Address the Cyber Security Hiring Gap: Tips from an HR Executive

Cyber Security Talent Shortage: How We Got Here While the cyber security industry is growing significantly faster than other markets, the challenge to fill more than 500,000 open computing cyber security positions is a serious issue spanning business as well as federal, state, and local government. Many colleges and universities saw the worker shortage coming years ago, and in… Read More