Strategy Development & Implementation

Cybersecurity has changed more in the last five years than it has in the ten years preceding it. Cyberattacks are constantly changing and evolving, but cybersecurity professionals must have structure and strategy; without structure and a plan, cybersecurity professionals will continue aimlessly in their pursuit of protecting the organizations they serve.

All this change is chaos and disorder, a new form of fear, uncertainty, and doubt (FUD), one, although backed by facts, fails to have direction or a documented strategy.

If it is so difficult for us to document our cyber assets and identify those assets that have an impact on our organization's revenue, how in the world are we going to do anything about the threats we face?

We can’t, it’s that simple. And any CISO call to arms that suggest we can is a stopgap measure, a call to disillusionment and ultimate disaster because our stopgaps are not solutions. 

Fortunately, there are tools to assist us with strategy...

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Lost in the Vulnerability Fog

With laws and regulations increasingly requiring organizations to demonstrate that mission or business-critical information systems and IT infrastructures are protected; the challenge becomes, with over 164,000 known vulnerabilities in the Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) database and 546 attack patterns, so far identified and documented by Common Attack Patterns Enumeration and Classification (CAPEC), where do you start?

In a study that became known as the “Jam Experiment,” Iyengar and Lepper (2000) were the first to demonstrate the choice overload effect, referring that large choice sets attract people. Still, at the same time, these wide choice sets increase the choice difficulties. As we draw a parallel, cybersecurity professionals face many vulnerabilities (>164,000) and many assets to protect against, leading to unsatisfactory solutions. 

Most guidance offered to Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) or organizations for that matter, lead them to identify the...

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Money, Reputation, and Data

Money, reputation, and data are just a few of the things that must be safeguarded while doing business. Protecting customer information is a top priority for the business. Defective techniques of protecting data may put it in greater danger. Some of the most prevalent cybersecurity blunders may be avoided. Here are some of the most prevalent mistakes:

Threat notifications are often ignored by certain individuals. People's personal information has been compromised in numerous high-profile identity theft incidents in the United States. It will take a long time to find these breaches, and by the time they are, the harm has already been done.

Another common mistake in cybersecurity is underestimating the threat of an attack. There have been several examples of email scams that have resulted in millions of dollars in losses for both people and businesses. You become susceptible if you don't scan emails for viruses.

Don't underestimate cyber attacks. Educate yourself by following Executive...

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