Cyber Concepts - Categorizing Malicious Code Attacks

Cyber Concepts - Categorizing Malicious Code Attacks

These Categories will Help Simplify Endpoint Security Product Evaluation

The terms, names, and jargon cumulatively found reading cybersecurity articles even confuses and befuddles the people that write them. For years, anti-malware vendors and researchers have gained 15 minutes of fame after naming a malware family or variant they discovered and analyzed.  Now, there are zillions of them. The omnipresent keyword chaos literally complicates endpoint security.

Cyber Alerts - Big Data is a Big Human Problem for the C-Suite

Cyber Alerts - Big Data is a Big Human Problem for the C-Suite

Long said in movies and TV, it's the bullet that you don’t see that kills you. This was true for Target in 2011 where they missed the alerts their tools generated. This has remained so for many others ever since.

Pick an organization with 1000’s of employees. Look at the IT/Sec-Ops people as they really are. You’ll see cyber alerts fatigue that is driving up employee attrition in a landscape where skills gaps are large and recruiting costs are increasing. Worse, the enemies are still storming the enterprise.

Ransomware is the Most Urgent Threat to Healthcare Providers

Ransomware is the Most Urgent Threat to Healthcare Providers

Ransomware is the Clear and Present Danger Now

Probabilities, preparedness, and potential impact mean that Ransomware reigns supreme amongst healthcare provider threats. If you can’t treat patients because you don’t have access to medical equipment, records, billing processes, scheduling, or vital 3rd party services, the impact is immediate, pervasive, urgent, and even life threatening, far worse than HIPAA fines and other typical data breach consequences.

National ID - Best Remedy to Equifax-Like Breaches

National ID - Best Remedy to Equifax-Like Breaches

While most people worry that the Equifax data breach will cause a spike in identity theft and other cyber fraud, maybe we should be more concerned if this does NOT happen.

Articles about Equifax and the breach headlined periodicals not just in the trade rags but also in the mainstream. Such coverage surprises no one given the vast number of records that were compromised. But what of the countless breaches not headlined, not fully disclosed, and not discovered at all?

The Firing of the Equifax CEO, CIO and CISO Affects Most Organizations

The Firing of the Equifax CEO, CIO and CISO Affects Most Organizations

The Equifax breaches and subsequent firing of the CEO, CIO, and CISO are a giant canary in the enterprise world.  Their failures are far from unique. Most organizations struggle with the same issues too. But after a breach has occurred, challenges get reported as failures in the periodicals. Caricatures of what did or didn’t happen follow. Bigger issues are overlooked.