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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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The “Internet of Things” (or “IoT”) is a blanket term that encompasses embedded devices that are connected online. There’s a slew of devices that fit within this category, ranging from consumer applications (like “smart” refrigerators and...

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A recent IBM study found that the average cost of a data breach has hit $4 million—up from $3.8 million in 2015. There are countless factors that could affect the cost of a data breach in your organization, and it’s virtually impossible to...

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Whether you’re a CIO or a CISO that has been asked by the board to facilitate a cybersecurity audit or you’re a member of the board and are planning to request one, it’s extremely important to know what a cybersecurity audit is and what it

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