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  • 10 cognitive biases that can derail cybersecurity programs
    on January 17, 2022 at 5:02 am

    Most security breaches aren’t a consequence of inadequate security controls but are a direct result of human failure. So why do humans make mistakes? What triggers our behavior, and why are we so susceptible to manipulation? Understanding these triggers will greatly help organizations change their approach to information security.

  • Firewall hardening – A critical business need
    on January 17, 2022 at 5:01 am

    Enterprises globally must harden existing firewall configurations; this is a non-negotiable activity. Over time firewall configurations experience a “drift” between what the business requires and what’s become obsolete. 

  • Even the most experienced cyber professionals agree: We can’t prevent all breaches
    on January 17, 2022 at 5:00 am

    Instead of focusing on preventing breaches, cybersecurity professionals should focus on improving security hygiene and resilience. More important than building up walls, organizations should prioritize minimizing costs, downtime and disruption in the case of an eventual cyberattack.

  • 3 Texas public safety resources maintaining school security
    on January 14, 2022 at 5:42 pm

    The Texas Department of Public Safety has provided three resources to school communities to prevent potential violence, including tip reporting software called iWatchTexas, an alert system and school safety education.

  • 7 trends that will impact the security and identity industry in 2022
    on January 14, 2022 at 5:30 pm

    Supply chain shortages, a focus on sustainability and a changing workforce to reshape technologies — what are seven trends that will impact the physical security industry in 2022?

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  • Ransomware Damage Claims Driving Insurance Hikes
    by Deb Radcliff on January 12, 2022 at 11:12 pm

    The costs of cyber insurance policies are rising exponentially while underwriters are tightening the rules around who qualifies for cyber insurance, and at the same time, insurer capacity is constricting dramatically. The numbers are all over the place, but the latest statistics from the Council of Insurance Agents and Brokers reported a 25.5% increase in The post Ransomware Damage Claims Driving Insurance Hikes appeared first on Security Weekly.

  • Decrypt As If Your Security Depends on It
    by Bill Brenner on November 2, 2021 at 5:35 pm

    Encryption has reached near-full adoption by internal teams hoping to implement stronger security and privacy practices. Simultaneously, attackers are using the same mechanisms to hide their malicious activity from the defender’s line of sight. According to the Ponemon Institute’s 2021 Global Encryption Trends Study, 50% of organizations have an encryption plan consistently applied across their The post Decrypt As If Your Security Depends on It appeared first on Security Weekly.

  • DevSecOps Scanning Challenges & Tips
    by Bill Brenner on October 26, 2021 at 3:57 pm

    There are many ways to do DevSecOps, and each organization — each security team, even — uses a different approach. Questions such as how many environments you have and the frequency of deployment of those environments are important in understanding how to integrate a security scanner into your DevSecOps machinery. The ultimate goal is speed The post DevSecOps Scanning Challenges & Tips appeared first on Security Weekly.

  • It Should Be ‘Cybersecurity Culture Month’
    by Bill Brenner on October 19, 2021 at 4:41 pm

    It’s Cybersecurity Awareness Month, but security awareness is about much more than just dedicating a month to a few activities. Security awareness is a journey, requiring motivation along the way. And culture. Especially culture.That’s the point Proofpoint Cybersecurity Evangelist Brian Reed drove home in a recent appearance on Business Security Weekly.“If your security awareness program The post It Should Be ‘Cybersecurity Culture Month’ appeared first on Security Weekly.

  • The Power of Developer-First Security
    by Bill Brenner on October 11, 2021 at 5:26 pm

    Developers want to write good code. Secure code. Tools that optimize developer workflows for handling security issues can take a large burden off security practitioners and make triaging, understanding, prioritizing, and resolving vulnerabilities much easier and faster for the developer. That’s what DevSecOps is all about. One company that has developed such tools is GitLab. The post The Power of Developer-First Security appeared first on Security Weekly.