The Top Cybersecurity Best Practices To Follow In 2019

Posted by Jason Riddle on Apr 4, 2019 1:20:00 PM

Identifying and utilizing cybersecurity best practices is infinitely more complicated than it was a few years ago. Between constant patch updates, attacks that have never been seen before, and new compliance mandates, there’s a lot to balance while managing security operations. So, how can you ensure that your company is keeping up with the latest in cybersecurity best practices?

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Topics: cybersecurity, incident response, data security, cybersecurity operations

Defeating Social Engineering Attacks: Cybersecurity Training Is Key

Posted by Jason Riddle on Apr 4, 2019 7:01:00 AM

Social engineering is an insidious – and highly successful – method of data theft. Training users to spot social engineering attacks is the key to beating them.

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Topics: cybersecurity, cyber attack, data security, cybersecurity operations, social engineering

How To Break Down Your Organization's Cybersecurity Silos

Posted by Alyssa McCord on Apr 3, 2019 11:15:12 AM

A silo mentality is defined by the Business Dictionary as “a mind-set present in some companies when certain departments or sectors do not wish to share information with others in the same company.”

Although cybersecurity attacks and data breaches have become one of the biggest threats to businesses over the past several years, because cybersecurity is a relatively complex topic and a part of business that isn't directly tied to generating revenue, there’s often a disconnect between the boardroom and the IT room, resulting in cybersecurity silos.

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Topics: cybersecurity, cybersecurity operations, managed security services

Outsourcing Security Services Pros and Cons

Posted by Jason Riddle on Mar 11, 2019 12:56:33 PM

Outsourcing cybersecurity is becoming increasingly popular as cybersecurity continues to be one of the fastest growing areas of business. The reason it’s growing so rapidly is simple - the threat of cyber attacks are increasing and it’s putting pressure on companies in almost every industry to hire cybersecurity professionals to manage the growing demand. According to Cybersecurity Ventures, there could be as many as 3.5 million unfilled cybersecurity jobs by 2021. 

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Topics: cybersecurity, cybersecurity operations, MSSP, managed security services

6 Ways to Improve Your Small Business IT Strategy

Posted by Jason Riddle on Mar 7, 2019 9:43:12 AM

In this feature article for MIS Training Institute (MISTI), Cybermaxx’s Jason Riddle weighs in on the topic of how to manage your small-to-medium business IT strategy on a limited budget, specifically focusing on the advantages of working alongside a managed security services provider (MSSP).

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Topics: incident response, data security, cybersecurity operations, MSSP, managed security services, small business

Is It Time To Evaluate Managed IT Security Services Providers?

Posted by Jason Riddle on Mar 3, 2019 8:42:00 AM

A Ponemon study found that the average time it takes for a business to identify a data breach is 191 days - that’s more than 6 months. Concern over the impact of successful cyber attacks is widespread, and they also found that less than half of IT security practitioners surveyed believe they can protect their organizations from cyber threats.

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Topics: cybersecurity, data security, cybersecurity operations, MSSP, managed security services

5 Actions To Take To Avoid A Data Breach

Posted by Jason Riddle on Mar 1, 2019 7:15:00 AM

 

With cybercrime damage costs expected to hit a staggering $6 trillion annually by 2021, it's more important than ever to make sure you're taking the appropriate preventative measures to avoid a data breach.

If your organization is to succeed where the threat of a cyber attack looms constantly, consider these five tips to ensure you're adequately prepared.

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Topics: incident response, data breach, data security, cybersecurity operations, MSSP, managed security services

4 Signs You Need A Managed Security Service Provider

Posted by Jason Riddle on Feb 28, 2019 11:03:47 AM

With unfilled cybersecurity jobs expected to reach 3.5 million and cybersecurity spending predicted to exceed $1 trillion by 2021, it's no surprise that security leaders are heavily weighing whether or not a managed security service provider would help them increase compliance, eliminate talent shortages, save budget, and most importantly, reduce risk of detrimental cyber attacks.

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Topics: cybersecurity, incident response, cybersecurity operations, MSSP, managed security services

This Could Be Why You're Overwhelmed With Data Security

Posted by Jason Riddle on Feb 23, 2019 7:16:00 AM


With sophisticated hackers, compliance regulations and security tools that fail, security departments are undeniably overwhelmed with data security. And that’s just the data security part of what they do.

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Topics: Blog, cybersecurity, cyber attack, data security, cybersecurity operations

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