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 •  December 11

If oversight of cyber risks was trivial, it wouldn’t be an issue anymore. But it is still an issue because cyber risks are a business concern, and making smart business decisions is a nontrivial issue. In September 2017, the Committee of Sponsoring Organizations (COSO) of the Treadway Commission issued an updated enterprise risk management (ERM)...

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 •  November 20

“Cybersecurity should be managed as a risk discipline across the three lines of defense — ownership, oversight and assurance.” — Accenture, “The Convergence of Operational Risk and Cyber Security.” Cyber risks: Everyone is talking about them, but most aren’t quite sure how to handle them. The situation for board directors is no different. While...

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 •  October 20

October is European Cyber Security Month (ECSM). This marks the fifth anniversary of the initiative and builds on the activities started in previous years. The concept of a cybersecurity awareness month began in the U.S. 14 years ago with the aim of promoting cybersecurity for all computer users, from consumers to governments. Over time, many...

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 •  October 17

First responders have proven time and time again the valuable help they provide to people in need. Right now, we’re seeing their bravery with the historic hurricanes, fires and floods impacting millions of people. What makes first responders confident in the face of such danger? One word: practice. And this lesson is translating to the private...

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 •  October 11

Since October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM), it’s an ideal time to consider how you sign in to your accounts. It may seem simple and obvious, but account protection is one of the most direct and effective ways to protect your sensitive data. Six Basic Account Protection Best Practices It’s easy for security leaders to overlook...

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 •  October 10

In some ways, 2016 prepared us for the cyberattacks of 2017, but looking back at last year’s main themes as outlined by Department of Homeland Security (DHS) reminds us that thinking about National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM) just once each year isn’t nearly enough to protect our enterprises. Here’s what was important then — and what...

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 •  October 9

Thanks to the largest global ransomware attack in history and other high-profile data breaches, cybercrime has been in the media spotlight more than ever in 2017. Given the volatility and rapid expansion of the threat landscape, it is critical for companies to understand and reflect on their security practices. There is no better time to do so than...

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 •  October 9

“At the board level, I don’t think the board can ever dig deep enough to understand what’s going on under the covers.” — The National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD), “The Evolving Relationship Between the General Counsel and the Board.” Board directors are faced with the nearly insurmountable task of providing adequate oversight of...

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 •  October 2

National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM) starts Monday, Oct. 2. It’s a joint effort between private industry and public agencies to help companies and individuals make better cybersecurity choices. Here’s a look at the current state of cybersecurity and what NCSAM has planned this year. An Evolving Outlook on Cybersecurity 2017 has been a...

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 •  October 1

Would you ever leave the front door of your house unlocked when you go on holiday? The obvious answer is no, so why do we often leave our doors open to cybercrime? This is why raising awareness about cybersecurity is so important. Having passwords set to “1234,” using public Wi-Fi networks to check your bank statements, sharing your travel plans on...