5 Cyber Resilience Lessons We Re-Learned in 2021 (But Will Probably Forget)

With each year come extraordinary new technological innovations. Some of the most creative ones, unfortunately, come from the minds of online attackers. Others help IT teams solve some old problems, but create new ones. But after every year, good basics never lose style. 2021 was no different. Here’s a look at some of the most … Read more

Reliance on Cloud Requires Greater Resilience Among Providers

The final weeks of 2021 brought a reminder that with the transition to a cloud-driven world, the future the likes of Gartner had predicted, it also came with the risk of accidental service loss and the need for backup plans. A few days before Christmas, Amazon Web Services (AWS) dealt with another outage, this time … Read more

The Cost of a Ransomware Attack, Part 2: Response & Recovery

This is the second half of a two-part series dealing with the cost of ransomware attacks. Read the first part about the money paid to the attackers themselves here. As horrific as it is, the actual ransom payments make up only a small part of the cost of the attack. Downtime and recovery are much … Read more

Optimizing Your Cybersecurity Budget

“Money should not be a thing when it comes to cybersecurity” is a phrase often uttered by people who know very little about money in general and even less about cybersecurity. In fact, money is important. It matters a lot. If money doesn’t matter, even the most modest organization can hire a team of experts … Read more

Log4J Attacks Confirm Need for DevSecOps, Automation, SBOM

Alarms set off from a barrage of cyberattacks that exploit critical vulnerabilities in Log4J – Apache’s Java-based logging tool. Federal government agencies have only two days left to initiate mitigation measures to comply with emergency directive issued by the US Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA). But despite the interest, don’t … Read more