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How Patching Thwarts Cyber Attackers

At SecurityScorecard, we analyzed open vulnerabilities across the entire Internet. Here are some of our shocking discoveries: Furthermore, on average, it takes these organizations a year to fix 50% of the vulnerabilities. That's why hackers often have the upper hand. Solution? Build a mature program that: Got questions? Let me know in the comments below. SecurityScorecard is the global leader in cybersecurity ratings and the only service with over 12 million companies continuously rated. The company is headquartered in New York and operates in 64 countries around the globe.

How to Improve CISO & Board Member Communication

Here is how to establish successful 2-way communication between the board members and CISOs: Beating the learning curve If you’re a board member, it’s not considered okay if you show up to a meeting without knowing what’s EBITA. But it's perfectly acceptable for you to not know security, which is not good. So it’s your responsibility to educate yourself on cybersecurity. Similarly, CISOs need to learn to express technical things in business language. Seeing the CISO as a true business partner

Key Cybersecurity Trends in 2023

Here are 3 key insights for 2023 I’ve gained after talking to dozens of CISOs and CIOs: Their budgets are not decreasing. Even though we see volatile and turbulent market conditions ahead, most CISOs’ budgets are not decreasing. It’s good news that the industry continues to thrive despite the economic headwinds. They are focusing on public and private sector collaborations. Many governments are amping up their security investments in light of the Ukraine conflict.

3 Services That Improve Your Security Posture

Besides KPIs and ratings to measure and quantify risk, you need to have a team of experts available 24/7, who you can rely on to help fix the worst problems. Put these four services in your cybersecurity toolbox: If a ransomware attack happens in the middle of the night on the weekend, you must be able to call somebody 365 days a year to help you recover and figure out how to get back up to speed. If you get breached, how do you diagnose how an attacker got in? You need to have experts who can go on your site and understand how attackers penetrated the defenses.

Be The Partner of Choice

SecurityScorecard Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer Sam Kassoumeh shares Tip #5 from our ebook, 5 Ways to Secure Your Organization in Turbulent Times: Make your organization the partner of choice. Every vendor, regardless of industry, must view cybersecurity as a key strategic component. This video explores how a strong cybersecurity posture can increase trust and provide competitive differentiation and advantage, helping you to become a trusted market leader.

Ruthlessly Prioritize

SecurityScorecard Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer Sam Kassoumeh shares Tip #4 from our ebook, 5 Ways to Secure Your Organization in Turbulent Times: Ruthlessly prioritize to keep your organization secure. Teams are drowning in too much information, all of which appears on the surface to be “blinking red.” To calm the noise and allow security professionals to quickly focus on areas that make the biggest impact securing the enterprise, learn how to quickly highlight the most meaningful, critical threats.#TakeControlWithSSC

The Role of AI/ML and Automation in CyberSecurity

Let’s talk about having automation tools and AI/ML for cyber security. To combat the bad guys trying to break into your environment all the time, you need tools that can: In fact, you must automate 99% of your alerts because if humans have to do it, they will feel overloaded and make mistakes. But you can’t replace human judgment. It’s like flying a plane. Most of the time, it flies on autopilot. But at crucial moments like take off, landing, or when there’s a thunderstorm, the pilot disengages the autopilot and actively takes the wheel.

3 Best Practices to Save Yourself Zero-Day Exploits

52% of attacks in 2021 began with a zero-day exploit. Here are 4 things you can do to make sure your organization is safe: Understand your attack surfaces from the outside. You need to understand how your external attack surface looks because that's how attackers break in. Have a patching program on hand. When a patch comes out from a software vendor, apply it as soon as possible. Then, rescan your entire attack surface to confirm that it’s applied properly. Build your network with resilience in mind.