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June 8th, 2017

Guest column by SailPoint. Author: Juliette Rizkallah The acceleration of cloud adoption is gaining more traction each day. If we’ve said it once, we’ve said it a thousand times, cloud is where the majority of enterprises are headed. It’s more than just your employees who are using the cloud to get things done; the cloud connects…


Part 1: How did my password get hacked? It’s simple…

May 11th, 2017

I wish that we could tell you that the reason your password and account were hacked was due to some really high tech and sophisticated character in a dark room lit only by a giant panel of computer monitors.  Just like you see on your favorite TV show.  Unfortunately, this isn’t the case. It’s not…


Cybersecurity Awareness: Empowering Our People

May 5th, 2017

Guest column by SailPoint, the leader in enterprise identity management, brings the Power of Identity to customers around the world. As both an industry pioneer and market leader in identity governance, SailPoint delivers security, operational efficiency and compliance to enterprises with complex IT environments. Author: Darren Rolls Like it or not, when it comes to…


Surprising Takeaways from the 2017 Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report

May 3rd, 2017

2016 was a major year for cyber-crime and disruption, with many major significant data breaches (the presidential elections), the Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks using a botnet of Internet of Things (IoT), and the biggest data disclosure to date, twice, with Yahoo. This is now the 10th version of the Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report…


Stop Blaming China & Russia for All Your Cyber Attacks Pt. 1

May 1st, 2017

In this two part series we will first debunk the 5 myths of sophisticated cyber attacks and then cover the ‘reality’ behind cyber criminal’s attacks and give you actionable cybersecurity hygiene steps to increase your security.  Cyber-attacks can originate from anywhere, but there appears to be an unabated trend of pointing the finger at either “sophisticated…


Top takeaways from Symantec’s Internet Security Threat Report 2017

April 27th, 2017

The latest release of the Symantec Internet Security Threat Report summarizes the state of cyber threats across the world.  “Symantec maintains one of the world’s most comprehensive vulnerability databases, currently consisting of more than 88,900 recorded vulnerabilities (spanning more than two decades) from 24,560 vendors representing over 78,900 products.” The report raises several key incidents…


How do I protect against ransomware?

April 25th, 2017

“Ransomware” is on the rise using “targeted phishing attacks” and is being used for financial blackmail and poison or corrupt data. No one is excluded from these threats and no company or individual is too small to be a target. Ransomware has become such a threat due to its many variations and its drastic impact in…


Top Tips: Extend Identity and Access Management to Protect All Privileged Accounts

April 18th, 2017

The traditional security perimeter is proving no longer an effective cyber security control and fast growing technologies like cloud, mobile and virtualization make the boundaries of an organization blurry. For many years, organizations have protected their valuable and sensitive information by building a fence around those assets. All the data following in and out of…


The biggest Insider Threats and 5 steps federal agencies must take to reduce IT Security Risk

April 17th, 2017

NISPOM defines insider threat as “Anyone with authorized access to government resources that uses that access to do harm to the security of the U.S.” In the government space, both agencies, contractors, and IT staff will typically have a high level of privileged access. In some cases, they have specialized clearance levels so they can…


VIDEO: Key Benefits of Privileged Behavior Analytics

April 5th, 2017

Wouldn’t it be nice to ignore the “clutter” around privileged accounts and be notified immediately when there are indicators of privileged account abuse? According to Forrester, it is estimated that 80% of breaches involve Privileged Accounts. If you don’t have a system in place, your organization may never detect a stolen credential. In this video,…