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Silent Cyber: What It Is & How You Can Avoid It

Companies typically buy several lines of insurance—from property, to general liability, to professional liability. When something goes wrong, it’s common for a company to run to its insurance provider and claim that it has coverage. But many times, companies like this assume that their insurance will cover them—but this may not always be the case.

8 Recent, Dangerous Ransomware Examples

The threat of ransomware is rapidly increasing. According to Verizon's 2017 Data Breach Investigations Report, ransomware was the fifth most common form of malware in 2016, rising from a position of 22nd in 2014. In fact, since 2016, over 200 new ransomware families have emerged.

5 Highlights of the NYDFS Cybersecurity Regulations

In March 2017, the New York Department of Financial Services (NYDFS) cybersecurity regulations—known as 23 NYCRR Part 500—went into effect. According to the regulation, “any Person operating under or required to operate under a license, registration, charter, certificate, permit, accreditation or similar authorization....

The 8-Part GDPR Compliance Checklist For Prepared Organisations

The May 2018 deadline for General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) compliance is drawing closer—which means your organization’s compliance activities should be well underway.

A Tale of an Industry: The Finance Sector & Data Breach Type Trends

September marked a month of heated discussion concerning data privacy issues, with continuing coverage in the media regarding breaches at major, global institutions. BitSight looked into the types of breaches experienced by the finance sector over three years....

BitSight's Newest Alerting Capabilities Showcase Evolution of Leading Security Rating Service

This August, BitSight announced the release of several new risk vectors specifically chosen to help organizations identify and manage risks across their own networks...

Do's and Don't's for Security Professionals Presenting to Senior Executives

Cybersecurity is a growing topic of discussion in Board meetings everywhere, and more and more security professionals are being asked to present on it in high level meetings. Company leadership is busy, so it’s your responsibility to present a case to them that’s ready for review.

A Breakdown of Terms in the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

If your company processes the data of individuals who reside in the European Union, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is likely a hot topic around the office right now. 

Cybersecurity vs. Cyber Resilience: A Quick Comparison of Terms

If you operate in the cybersecurity or business continuity space, you’ve probably heard some reference to cyber resilience. While it has become a bit of an industry buzzword, it’s also a useful construct that should have important implications on your security strategy.

Examining the Growing Cyber Risk Gap

In today’s business world, the desire to transact in the digital realm is dramatically accelerating and, unfortunately, so is the cyber risk that one takes on as a result. Organizations that handle sensitive data are more likely to become the targets of hackers who are looking to....

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR): 12 of Your Questions, Answered

The goal of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which goes into effect in May 2018, is to protect the fundamental rights and freedoms of individuals in the EU as it pertains to their personal data. As you might imagine, it is a broad and complex piece....

12 Daunting Ransomware Statistics

Between the massive WannaCry and NotPetya attacks of 2017, which reached businesses across the globe, ransomware is on the minds of many security professionals. Interest continues to increase as ransomware evolves into into one of the most common forms....

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