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Dec 7, 2022   |  By SecurityScorecard
There’s no denying that multi-factor authentication (MFA) is an essential security measure that significantly improves an organization’s cyber posture. However, there is no silver bullet in cybersecurity. Though multi-factor authentication proves extremely helpful, determined and resourceful cybercriminals can still find techniques to bypass it. Let’s look at some frequently-used methods cyber-attackers leverage to bypass MFA.
While the focus on Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) issues has gained traction in recent years, both within boardrooms and investment spaces, the focus on carbon credits and workforce diversity has diverted the existential crisis that companies face from cybersecurity. Just as carbon is the byproduct of the third industrial revolution, cybersecurity is the byproduct of the fourth industrial revolution that we continue to live through.
Nov 30, 2022   |  By SecurityScorecard
Ransomware attacks have become so prevalent in recent years that it’s no longer a matter of “if” your business may be the victim of a ransomware attack, but “when.” In fact, in 2021, 37% of global organizations reported that they were the victim of a ransomware attack. To mitigate the impact and probability of ransomware on your business, you must continuously look for new ways to secure your network and maintain continuous cybersecurity monitoring.
Nov 29, 2022   |  By Tim Erlin and Anna Sarnek
As global network infrastructure expands to include devices without traditional compute power, every organization’s attack surface becomes increasingly complex. Parallel to the increased complexity in the threat landscape is the increased scale and complexity of the signals and data necessary to produce meaningful cybersecurity insights. At its core, cybersecurity is a big data problem, requiring centralization of disparate data sources in uniform structure to enable continuous analytics.
Nov 23, 2022   |  By SecurityScorecard
Believe it or not, the Financial Services industry has one of the slowest vulnerability remediation rates, with a median of 426 days. “Financial regulators can no longer rely on static, point-in-time assessments to understand the cybersecurity risks posed to the financial system,” said Sachin Bansal, SecurityScorecard’s Chief Business and Legal Officer, in a recent BusinessWire article. “Continuous monitoring tools must be a part of every regulator's toolbox.”
Nov 21, 2022   |  By SecurityScorecard
Mobile forensics is the process of accessing, recovering, and analyzing digital evidence from mobile devices using a court accepted methodology. The information that can be gleaned from a criminal’s phone is highly valuable. That’s why mobile forensics and digital forensics as a whole are valuable assets for law enforcement and intelligence agencies worldwide.
Nov 18, 2022   |  By SecurityScorecard
Three-quarters of U.S. CEOs in PwC’s 24th Annual Global CEO Survey said they are “extremely concerned” about cyber threats. They want to understand roadblocks, cyber insurance coverages, and budget allocation, among other critical topics. CISOs prefer the language of technology, and boards prefer the language of finance.
Nov 17, 2022   |  By Dr. Robert Ames
Citing senior Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) officials, journalistsreported on November 8 that DDoS attacks had temporarily disabled the website of a state government. A group claiming to be pro-Russian hacktivists, CyberArmyofRussia_Reborn, claimed responsibility for that attack and another on the website of a U.S. political party’s governing body on the same day, specifying one target IP address for each organization.
Nov 16, 2022   |  By Gian Calvesbert
It’s no secret that loss control programs are essential for cyber insurance. Unlike other forms of insurance where the risk and assets don’t change much during a policy term, cyber insurance is meant to mitigate a constantly evolving risk and cover organizations whose security posture is always changing. A cyber insurance policy could be priced completely differently today compared to a few weeks or months later.
Nov 16, 2022   |  By SecurityScorecard
With the rise in cybercrime, including malware and ransomware attacks, digital forensics has become vital for many organizations. Digital forensics is the science of recovering, investigating, and analyzing digital records, often called digital artifacts, or in legal language forensic artifacts. This can be to find evidence of a crime, but is more often used to identify activity occurring on a computer and to understand how a cyberattack or breach may have occurred.
Nov 16, 2022   |  By SecurityScorecard
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.
Nov 14, 2022   |  By SecurityScorecard
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
Nov 9, 2022   |  By SecurityScorecard
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.
Oct 3, 2022   |  By SecurityScorecard
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.
Sep 30, 2022   |  By SecurityScorecard
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.
Sep 29, 2022   |  By SecurityScorecard
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
Sep 28, 2022   |  By SecurityScorecard
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.
Sep 26, 2022   |  By SecurityScorecard
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.
Sep 26, 2022   |  By SecurityScorecard
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Sep 23, 2022   |  By SecurityScorecard
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Aug 19, 2021   |  By SecurityScorecard
Corporate board members are known for their relentless focus on the bottom line -- and with good reason. CISOs and other security executives are often mired in technical language and many times, unable to communicate the business impact that cybersecurity has on the bottom line. This helps explain why the average tenure of a CISO is roughly two years.
Jun 26, 2021   |  By SecurityScorecard
In this ebook, we will highlight three principles that are key to implementing a world-class TPRM program. Taken together, these practices will move your organization toward a full 360° view of organizational risk-both internally and across your ecosystem: see risk, solve problems, report results.
Jun 26, 2021   |  By SecurityScorecard
The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted businesses in ways that few had planned for, resulting in shutdowns, global economic downturn, supply chain volatility, and a sudden uptick in e-commerce and remote work. The disruption is straining security and IT teams who have to quickly respond and adapt to a series of unanticipated business events. How can security and IT teams stay agile, enable business resilience, and manage the shift to the new normal?
Jun 1, 2021   |  By SecurityScorecard
A company-wide cybersecurity strategy is absolutely essential to combat today's evolving risk landscape. This means breaking down silos and encouraging the engagement of security experts throughout different business units. By leveraging collective understanding to expose unknown threats, you can amplify the effectiveness of your security program and technology stack. We call this "Modern Cyber Risk Management".
May 1, 2021   |  By SecurityScorecard
As cybercriminals continue to evolve their threat methodologies, industry standards and governments have revised their compliance programs and audit criteria. Regulators and auditors have increasingly begun requiring organizations to mature their programs in order to ensure continuous monitoring as well as senior management and board-level oversight.
Apr 1, 2021   |  By SecurityScorecard
Whether it's about cutting costs, reducing third-party incidents, regulatory or internal scrutiny, it's likely that you are looking to mature your vendor risk management (VRM) program. This ebook will show you how to improve your vendor risk management program in three parts and how to take it to a mature state, ready to handle the modern risk that lies ahead. Download the complete guide to building your vendor risk management program.

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