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Risk Management

6 Incident Response Best Practices You Should Follow

When it comes to cybersecurity, organizations need to be well-prepared for what comes next. Not only are cybercriminals leveraging ever more advanced technology, but the cost of a breach — in terms of cost, reputation, and damage — is on the rise. Mitigating risk requires having a robust incident response plan in place and dedicated team members on standby. Let’s take a closer look.

Incident Response vs. Disaster Recovery: Key Differences

As cybercrimes and security breaches become more sophisticated, data protection strategies have become more important to business survival. A critical element in an organization’s ability to effectively handle these incidents is to reduce downtime and minimize damage. This is where an effective incident response and disaster recovery plan comes into play.

What is Cloud Security Posture Management (CSPM)?

Businesses are moving their data to the cloud to reduce costs and increase their agility. As more applications and data migrate to the cloud, the risk of sensitive data and applications being exposed dramatically increases. In addition, as organizations deploy applications and services in different cloud environments, maintaining security and compliance across the board is becoming more complex than ever before.

What is Vendor Tiering? Tips to Improve Your Vendor Risk Management

Over the last few years, supply chain attacks have increased in number and sophistication. As companies accelerate their digital transformation strategies, managing third and fourth-party risk and a complete look into their security posture becomes more important to securing data and meeting mission-critical compliance requirements. According to one survey, 60% of security leaders plan to deploy supply chain security measures in 2022.

Why We Collect ~70B Security Issues/Week

At SecurityScorecard, we're collecting close to 70 billion security issues per week. Here's how: Worldwide data collection Our goal is to non-intrusively pick up enough data signals from every company worldwide to form an opinion on their cyber hygiene and vulnerability. Malware Sinkholing Working with law enforcement, our R&D team is Our security analysts are looking at the underground criminal communication for poor patching cadence and hygiene indicators.

How to Implement a TPRM into your Existing Security Framework

Can TPRM programs integrate with my existing cybersecurity framework? These are just some of the questions troubling stakeholders at the precipice of a TPRM program implementation. While left answered, these questions cause delays in the onboarding of an initiative that could prevent a catastrophic third-party breach. Whether you’re considering implementing a TPRM program, or not sure how to even begin the implementation process, this article will be your guiding light.

Compliance Guide: 23 NY CRR and Third-Party Risk Management

The NY CRR 500 legislation was instituted by the New York Department of Financial Services (NYDFS) in 2017 in response to the rising trend of cyberattacks in the finance industry. Sometimes regarded as the GDPR for financial services, the NY CRR 500 has a very high standard for sensitive data protection, requiring protection strategies for ensuring the confidentiality, integrity, and security of information systems and nonpublic information (including customer data).

How We Help You Monitor Suppliers' Risk

We did an ROI analysis of SecurityScorecard. Here's what we found out: Companies achieve a close to 200% ROI over 3 years. Here's how: Continuously monitoring cyber threats is difficult to handle for small cyber teams, forcing them to hire more people. In the current economic climate, those personnel costs make up the bulk of company expenses. SecurityScorecard allows you to streamline your third-party risk management program and run your TPM program with a smaller, more efficient team.

The Value of Communicating Risk Meaningfully Across the Business

While cybersecurity might be under the umbrella of IT, make no mistake: a breach will impact the entire business, making it the entire organization’s responsibility to be able to understand and take action on risk. This means that your organization needs to have a holistic view of risk that can enable the risk intelligence required to not only have technical discussions, but business conversations about cyber risk.

The Most Commonly Mixed-Up Security Terms: Learn the Differences Between Asset, Threat, Vulnerability, and Risk

The cybersecurity landscape is complex enough without the lack of a common vocabulary. But, often, organizations use common security terms incorrectly or interchangeably. This leads to confusion, which leads to frustration, which can lead to something much, much worse. Something like a breach. Let’s take a moment, then, to review the four most commonly mixed-up and misused security terms in the cybersecurity world.