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Vendor risk management (VRM) is the practice of evaluating business partners, associates, or third-party vendors both before a business relationship is established and during the duration of your business contract. This is a...

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Cybersecurity Risk: A Thorough Definition

Melissa Stevens | January 10, 2017

Risk is commonly defined as threat times vulnerability times consequence. This formula applies to anything that could be exposing you to danger, but when applied to cybersecurity—the unique risks individuals and businesses face as a result...

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What You Need To Know About Vendor Compliance

Melissa Stevens | January 5, 2017

Merriam-Webster defines compliance as “the act or process of doing what you have been asked or ordered to do.” This, of course, is important when it comes to cybersecurity. You need to know that your vendors are willing to comply with your...

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New Report: Cybersecurity In The Legal Sector

Melissa Stevens | December 29, 2016

Cyber criminals are constantly looking for new ways to gain access to sensitive information, trade secrets, or intellectual property from companies with strong security measures. But if those organizations have strong security measures in...

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The Top 7 CIO Challenges In 2017

Melissa Stevens | December 16, 2016

In today’s security landscape, the CIO has a large and important role to fill. They must be aware of and compliant with regulations in their industry, focus on ensuring that the right security controls are in place for the organization and...

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Understanding the consequences of cyberattacks and the importance of putting cybersecurity measures in place is more important today than ever before. Therefore, the need for data-driven breach statistics and facts from the cybersecurity...

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How To Approach IT & Cybersecurity Benchmarking As A CIO

Melissa Stevens | November 22, 2016

To a chief information officer (CIO), cybersecurity is a multifaceted concern. Not only could a breach that results in a loss of sensitive data or information be a legal or reputational nightmare for their organization, but it could also...

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The chief information officer (CIO) has traditionally owned IT security—and in recent years, cybersecurity has become a larger part of the modern CIO’s responsibility. Cybersecurity is a company-wide issue—and it’s everyone’s...

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As insurers underwrite their book of business, they must have a good grasp on what potential losses could look like for each of their applicants. To better understand this, they evaluate hundreds of metrics—including those related to...

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