No Respect.Chief Information Security Officers Misunderstood and Underappreciated by Their C-Level Peers

Despite their rising profile in recent years, Chief Information Security Officers (CISOs) still face a long climb in gaining the respect of many C-level executives. There is a prevailing notion that CISOs are primarily a scapegoat for security breaches, have not earned a seat at the senior leadership table and are unlikely to succeed in a leadership role outside of information security. A ThreatTrack Security survey of 203 C-level executives at U.S.-based enterprises employing a CISO revealed that 44% of C-level executives believe CISOs “should be accountable for any organizational data breaches,” but 54% believe CISOs should not be responsible for cybersecurity purchasing decisions. In other words, while CISOs deserve the blame for breaches in the minds of many executives, they should have limited say in acquiring the technology and resources to prevent them.

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Prevent Advanced Insider Threats With IBM Security Solutions

whitePaper | October 22, 2021

Are you confident that only the right people are getting access to your sensitive business assets? Organizations have to be concerned about privileged insiders compromising security and about outsiders posing as authorized users but who really aren't. Putting effective defenses into place, as a result, requires organizations to look both ways.

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Cybersecurity Whitepaper 2018

whitePaper | December 12, 2019

Most of the Small to medium-sized companies are unaware about the ways in which they’re vulnerable. More than 45% mistakenly believe they’re not a viable victim. They are just too small a target in comparison to larger organizations and tend to have a blind eye towards the cyber threats they face, which is in sharp contrast to what attackers think.

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Recommended Criteria for Cybersecurity Labeling of Consumer Software

whitePaper | February 4, 2022

Software is an integral part of life for the modern consumer. Nevertheless, most consumers take for granted and are unaware of the software upon which many products and services rely. From the consumer’s perspective, the very notion of what constitutes software may even be unclear. While enabling many benefits to consumers, that software that is, software normally used for personal, family, or household purposes can also have cybersecurity flaws or vulnerabilities which can directly affect safety, property, and productivity.

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Security Operations Maturity Model

whitePaper | February 20, 2020

As the threat landscape continues to evolve, your cybersecurity efforts must follow suit. With your security operations center (SOC) at the core of your offense against threats, you must ensure that it can handle anything that comes its way. To be effective, you need to mature your SOC to stop threats early — before damage occurs. Whether your SOC is a virtual team of two to three or a 24x7 operation, maturing your security operations capabilities will help you achieve a faster mean time to detect (MTTD) and mean time to respond (MTTR) to cyberthreats. This white paper explores LogRhythm’s Security Operations Maturity Model (SOMM), which explains how to measure the effectiveness of your security operations. Through the model, you can learn how to mature your security operations capabilities, improving your resilience to cyberthreats.

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22 Cybersecurity Tips for 2022

whitePaper | June 13, 2022

Many cyber-attacks involve ransomware, a form of malicious software or malware, designed to deny access to a computer system or data until a ransom is paid and a decryption key (commonly called a decryptor) is given to the victim. The encryption is virtually unbreakable without the decryption key, and you should not spend valuable time seeking a way around the encryption if you are attacked with it. Ransomware can spread in multiple ways, but most typically, through phishing emails or by unknowingly visiting an infected website. Ransomware can be catastrophic to healthcare and other organizations, preventing critical information and systems for patient care from being accessed, for example.

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Cyber Security: Defending your digital business

whitePaper | November 13, 2019

Your business relies on its technology – but lurking around the corner are intruders who can disrupt or devalue your operations. This report shines a light on the sources of the problem, and how you can establish the control you need to get the best from IT. In every corner of the globe, businesses are building new capabilities thatrely on technology. Small businesses are automating previously‐manual processes and digitizing key tasks and information sources. At the same time, large enterprises are dedicating vast resources to analytics and to digital transformation – capitalizing on the reach and opportunities enabled by digitalized processes.

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