Category: CSO

Too much information?

An interesting piece in the Harvard Business Review highlights the one of the challenges information security professionals face when dealing with security awareness; we actively…

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Securing the real perimeter – part 1

I was thinking about the way that the concept of a “perimeter” has changed in the time I have been in information security. (Obviously, I…

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We’re number 1!

Something for those of us who have to continue to remind our executives how important it is to continually increase our cybersecurity budgets… Global insurer…

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Boredom and security

We security management types would like to think that every task we give our minions is exciting and engaging. However, there are lots of security…

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Can experience be a hindrance in making security decisions?

Some interesting insight from the Harvard Business Review’s January 2020 IdeaWatch section: A study looked at how people react to information which indicates that a…

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US DoJ guidance on responding to and reporting cyber incidents

When thinking about how to respond to cyber security incidents, you need to think about how your organization will engage with law enforcement – and…

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NIST & Microsoft partner for patching pointers

The US Government’s National Institute of Standards and Technology and 8,000,000 pound gorilla Microsoft are working together to provide industry with definitive guidance on keeping…

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Good security advice from down under

For many organizations, especially small businesses, the thought of starting any kind of cyber security program can seem daunting. With all of the threats out…

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Naming and shaming

So here’s a bit of an odd story… according to the Financial Times, the US Federal Reserve has publicly sanctioned an ex employee of a…

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So your third party has been breached…

Another day, another third party security compromise story… this time it is Indian outsourcing giant Wipro. The firm has confirmed that a small number of…

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