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Read about the latest cybersecurity news and get advice on third-party vendor risk management, reporting cybersecurity to the Board, managing cyber risks, benchmarking security performance, and more.

Continuous Monitoring: 3 Keys to Government Success

In recent years, the US government has become a leading advocate for continuous monitoring of security threats and vulnerabilities. But how effectively are departments and agencies in implementing these programs? And how do we measure...

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How to Create a Cybersecurity Standard of Care

There has been a lot of debate recently about the role of senior executives and boards in managing cyber risk. If you’re involved in advising either of these groups today on cybersecurity, I urge you to focus on one thing: tugboats. 

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The Pros and Cons of Vendor Risk Management Tools

Earlier this month, it was discovered that Anthem denied a government auditor’s request to perform vulnerability scans on Anthem’s IT systems both in 2013, and for a scan this coming summer. This Data Breach Today piece details both why...

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Managing Vendor Risk Complexity: Insights from Financial Institutions

Earlier this week I had the privilege of attending the invitation-only BNY Mellon 2015 Third Party Risk Management Symposium. The keynote speaker was General Keith Alexander, former Director of the National Security Agency. General...

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How to Close the Cyber Insurance Coverage Gap

During a Feb. 10 gathering of the Federal Advisory Committee on Insurance (FACI) in Washington, D.C., Deputy U.S. Treasury Secretary Sarah Bloom Raskin highlighted the coverage gap that exists in the cyber insurance market. Raskin points...

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