Executive Perspectives

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Executive Perspectives

Why Security is Now the Foundation of Good Customer Experience

What does ‘good customer service’ mean to you in 2021? A friendly greeting when you enter a shop? Quickly fixing any issues with deliveries? Or, perhaps the company you entrust with your data maintaining strong security and privacy practices? It’s been a long time since digital technology was a special ...

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Give CISOs a Shot – They Deserve It

Imagine this scenario: a CEO, CIO, CTO, CISO walk into a bar…    The CTO has heard about cocktails that go beyond the “pour and shake,” and asks the bartender what they know about molecular gastronomy to take their drink to the next level. The CIO considers the CTO’s choice, weighing the risk versus reward of trying ...

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Through Your Mind’s Eye: How to Address Biases in Cybersecurity – Part 2

In Part 1 of our Through Your Mind’s Eye series, we explored how our brains don’t give each decision we make equal attention, and we take mental shortcuts known as biases. These biases allow us to react quickly, but they can also lead to mistakes and oversights.  Because we all ...

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Through Your Mind’s Eye: What Biases Are Impacting Your Security Posture?

Cybersecurity and biases are not topics typically discussed together. However, we all have biases that shape who we are and, as a result, impact our decisions in and out of security. Adversaries understand humans have these weaknesses and try to exploit them. What can you do to remove biases as ...

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Defending Cybersecurity Can’t Be Done Blindfolded–The EU’s NIS2 Review Can Set This Right

Cybercriminals are currently enjoying a golden age, with the volume and severity of attacks growing constantly, and an ability to commit hostile acts with impunity. The EU, in its overhaul of cybersecurity laws dubbed NIS2, is committed to ensuring that what’s illegal offline should also be illegal online. For that ...

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Stupid Is as Stupid Does: XDR Is About the Journey, Not the Destination

Music is lovely, isn’t it? It has the ability to brighten days with upbeat bars or provide a comfortable place of solace and reflection via gentle, soothing notes. Whether you typically opt for Black Sabbath, Shakira, or Bob Marley, music meets our ears in many different ways – and harmony ...

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Ransomware Task Force Releases its Comprehensive Framework for Action

Since ransomware’s introduction in 1989 in the form of the AIDS Trojan, also known as PS Cyborg, distributed on diskettes, ransomware has continually increased and evolved into a heinous threat to our national security, public safety, and to our economic and public health. With ransoms paid in 2020 reaching more ...

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Trust Nobody, Not Even Yourself: Time to Take Zero Trust Seriously

In the working world, there’s a chance you’ve come across your fair share of team-building exercises and workshops. There’s one exercise that comes to mind that often results in worried, and uneasy faces during these seminars: The Trust Fall. This is where you fall backward with the expectation that your colleague will catch ...

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AI Is Alive! But Not Without Our Help

“It’s alive! It’s alive!” Even if you haven’t seen the 1931 film Frankenstein, you are more than likely familiar with the story of the “monster” created by Victor Frankenstein. You may associate this cry from its titular character with the image of what Victor conjured finally opening its eyes and ...

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More Money, Less Problems: XDR Investment Can Protect the Financial Services Industry

The connection between cybersecurity and poet Ralph Waldo Emerson is not directly evident, however he once said, “money often costs too much.” This statement rings true across the financial services industry, as money is a key driver for cybercriminals acting with malicious intent. The always-on eye of Sauron on the ...

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