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Mar 21, 2023   |  By SecurityScorecard
As more and more businesses and individuals rely on technology and the Internet, cyber threats such as data breaches, malware attacks, and cyber extortion are becoming increasingly common. Overall, cyber insurance can help mitigate the financial, legal, and reputational risks associated with cyber incidents.
Mar 21, 2023   |  By SecurityScorecard
Cloud computing is the most cost-effective way to store and manage data and meet growing business demands today. However, the rapid rise of cloud usage means you need to stay alert to potential cloud security insider threats that can compromise your sensitive data and security posture. In this post, we discuss the insider threat landscape, explore several types of cloud insider threats, and examine the best practices to combat these threats.
Mar 20, 2023   |  By SecurityScorecard
On March 2nd, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) issued a joint Cybersecurity Advisory (CSA) – #StopRansomware: Royal Ransomware. We highly encourage everyone in a security role to read the Advisory, as it contains recent and historically observed tactics, techniques, and procedures (TTPs) and indicators of compromise (IOCs) associated with Royal ransomware.
Mar 20, 2023   |  By SecurityScorecard
Organizations face a growing number of external cyber threats that are becoming increasingly sophisticated and harder to detect. With the rise of remote work and cloud-based technologies, organizations’ attack surface has expanded significantly, making it difficult for security teams to maintain a strong defensive posture.
Mar 13, 2023   |  By SecurityScorecard
The recent collapse of Silicon Valley Bank (SVB) has sent shockwaves through the tech industry, prompting many individuals and companies to move their bank accounts to other financial institutions. However, in the midst of this turmoil, cybercriminals are poised to take advantage of people’s fears and concerns. If you’re planning to move your bank account or have already done so, it’s important to be aware of the security risks associated with this process.
Mar 13, 2023   |  By SecurityScorecard
In early March, the SANS Institute, whose mission is to empower cybersecurity professionals with the practical skills and knowledge to make the world a safer place, shared some insightful findings based on their survey on ransomware and malware intrusions in 2022. The survey included participants in various roles and industries from organizations worldwide of all sizes. “In this survey, we wanted to understand what the past year looked like for our respondents.
Mar 10, 2023   |  By SecurityScorecard
You’ve just sat down to start your work day and you’re going through your emails, hot cup of coffee in hand. You see an email from your company’s IT department telling you to install an update ASAP. As soon as you click the link in the email, you realize you probably should have checked with IT first.
Mar 3, 2023   |  By SecurityScorecard
We’re proud to announce that SecurityScorecard has been named to Fast Company’s prestigious annual list of the World’s Most Innovative Companies for 2023. This list highlights companies at the forefront of their respective industries, who are rethinking business and culture, while paving the way for future innovations. We’re honored to join the ranks of other innovators, such as OpenAI, Disney, and Tiffany & Co.
Mar 2, 2023   |  By SecurityScorecard
While things can sometimes seem “back to normal” in the rest of the world, the devastating war is still going on in Ukraine, affecting millions of innocent civilians. Reflecting on the past year’s suffering of the Ukrainian people, we’d like to summarize the cyber warfare aspect of this conflict. In 2022, Russian government-backed cyberattacks targeted users in Ukraine more than any other country.
Mar 2, 2023   |  By SecurityScorecard
Today’s release of the White House’s National Cybersecurity Strategy is the result of more than a year of government and industry collaboration that sets new boundaries for the government approach needed to improve global cyber defenses. The strategy clearly represents a shift away from decades-old voluntary compliance regimes to a more aggressive regulatory construct that seeks to shift cyber burdens onto providers/developers and owners and operators of critical infrastructure.
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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