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

4 Steps To Protect Your Cloud Environment with SIEM

Posted by Nick Walters on Mar 5, 2019 10:29:26 AM

The cloud has become the primary environment that businesses use to store and manage data. According to a recent study, 57% of enterprises already have a central cloud team with another 24% planning one.

Because of this shift, Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) has become a common security control and it’s essential to start protecting your cloud environment with SIEM.

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Topics: cybersecurity, managed security services, SIEM

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

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