10 Simple Steps to A Successful Incident Response Plan

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

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

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

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.