10 Simple Steps to A Successful Incident Response Plan

A well-crafted plan can be the difference between a thwarted cyber-attack – and a multi-million-dollar loss

Cybercriminals are waging war on American business, with ransomware attacks alone surpassing 4,000 a day. It’s only a matter of time until something sinister slips past the tightest defenses – and if it isn’t shut down quickly, it can have an alarming impact on a company’s bottom line.

Why an IT Labor Shortage Is Driving Companies to Outsource Cybersecurity

Cybersecurity providers fill the skills gap caused by a critical shortage of employees

A critical labor shortage that makes it difficult to hire qualified IT staff is leaving many companies exposed to the alarming rise in cyber-attacks.

A new report from Cybersecurity Ventures projects that there will be 3.5 million unfilled cybersecurity jobs worldwide by 2021, up from 1 million in 2016. Last year, 350,000 cybersecurity positions remained unfilled in the U.S. alone – a number that is expected to exceed 500,000 within three years, according to a CSO Cybersecurity Business Report.

How New York’s Cybersecurity Law Impacts Third-Party Vendors

Best cybersecurity practices are required to do business with New York’s financial sector

Companies that aren’t in the financial sector can’t ignore New York’s first-in-the-nation cybersecurity law. Although 23 NYCRR 500 does not directly govern third-party vendors, it demands that financial service companies insist upon robust cyber security practices at entities they do business with, from payroll and point-of-sale solutions to cloud services.

Most Malware is Preventable: The Importance of Regular Patches

Is your organization doing enough to protect your sensitive data from malware?

Would you be surprised that, according to Symantec, 1 in every 131 emails contained some form of malware? And if malware is so rampant, what is your organization doing to protect itself from potential harm?

Effective malware protection should be a multi-pronged approach, but there are simple steps that can be taken to drastically reduce your exposure to threats.