Are Your Security and Compliance Tools Leaving You Open to Threats? Assessing the Cybersecurity Gap

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The term “future-proofing” is often overused in business, especially when it relates to topics like security and resiliency related to cloud technology. The truth is that there is no real way to future-proof an organization. It is possible, however, to recognize the critical and dangerous cybersecurity gap between your security and the threats present in the wild.

What is the cybersecurity gap? It is the separation between real and present security threats and a business’s security and risk mitigation capabilities. Thousands of companies are at risk of a data breach due to hacks and non-compliance. These businesses need to take a proactive and comprehensive approach to GRC in 2021.

 

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What to Think About When Shopping for a GRC Solution: A Primer for Those New to Compliance

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Governance, Risk, and Compliance (GRC) is a necessary, and often complex, aspect of many industries. Businesses operating in healthcare, government, financial services, retail, and others know that compliance is a cost of doing business. At the same time, more companies have begun to understand that a GRC solution can contribute to their business success, rather than just being another hurdle to jump over. 

Here, we’ll open the doors for what it means for a company just beginning their compliance journey’s to think about GRC tools. It’s a lot of planning and organizing, but with that comes new security partnerships and a modicum of control over how your organization handles security and risk in almost any industry. 

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SolarWinds and SUNBURST: The Technical Risks of State-Sponsored Terrorism

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The news cycle for anyone connected with cybersecurity has been dominated by information regarding the SolarWinds hack. This breach, starting with a single cloud and security provider, has now become a national emergency as more and more private institutions have become infected with potentially dangerous results.

As this situation unfolds, we wanted to touch base and provide background into the underlying methods and strategies used by the hackers. Following that, you can see how the attacks took place not just because of vulnerabilities in a system, but through an interconnected network of systems made vulnerable by one vendor. Finally, we provide some basic concepts to consider for your company’s security moving forward. 

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