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Recovery Time Objectives (RTOs) & Your Disaster Recovery Plan

Recovery Time Objectives (RTOs) are the essential starting point for determining your disaster recovery strategy.  Why?  Because you need to know which functions are most critical and how long others can be deferred, so you…

Bob Cohen

How Long Does It Take You to Patch a Critical Vulnerability?

A recent report from tCell that analyzed more than 316 million security incidents shares key data on the most common real-world attacks targeting…

Terry Crowley

ISO 27017 vs. CSA STAR – The Two Leading Cloud Security Standards Compared 

With the exponential growth of cloud computing, organizations of all sizes need to understand their risks around storing sensitive data in…

Jeremy Sporn

3 Reasons Why “Project Verify” Scares Me

A media buzz is building around an initiative by the “big 4” US mobile phone carriers (AT&T, Verizon, Sprint, T-Mobile) to replace…

Mike Gargiullo

The Time Has Come to Move to Windows 10

It looks like Windows 10 has finally overtaken Windows 7 as the most widely-deployed Windows platform. From a cybersecurity standpoint, this is good news.…

Terry Crowley

What Does “Failure is Not an Option” Mean for Recovery Planning? 

The “failure is not an option” mindset and attitude are prominent in business circles.  The generic connotation of the phrase is that those responsible…

Bob Cohen

Credential Harvesting: It’s More Than Just Phishing and More Common Than Ever

According to the 2017 Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report, over 80% of hacking-related data breaches were the direct result of weak or stolen…

Jeremy Sporn

What Threat Hunting and Pinot Noir Have in Common 

Recently I discussed a potential vCISO engagement with a mid-size restaurant chain (500+ locations). They asked about our experience with, and our thoughts…

John Verry

Do New Regulations Mean that Data Security and Data Privacy Should Merge?

New data privacy regulations like GDPR and the California Consumer Protection Act of 2018 (CCPA) are forcing many organizations to factor privacy into their…

John Verry

GDPR and the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 Compared 

With the EU’s GDPR now in force and California just enacting its Consumer Privacy Act (AB 375), the two-minute warning has sounded for US…

John Verry