IT News - Security
2020 Jan 12
7 Security Incidents That Cost CISOs their jobs
CSO Online, January 2nd, 2020

"CISOs can leave their job for any number of reasons, but a breach or other security incident often hastens their departure," notes Dan Swinhoe in CSO Online.

"According to Radware's 2018 State of Web Application Security report, 23% of companies reported executive firings related to application attacks. US companies were more likely to say execs were let go after an incident, as were companies in the technology or financial services sectors..."
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2020 Jan 12
Strengthen Your Cybersecurity Posture: 20 Steps To Take In 2020
SmartDataCollective, December 31st, 2019

"Thecyber threat landscape has never been more fragmented," opines Matt James in SmartDataCollective.

"In a competitive context, fragmentation is usually good news. You prefer your competitors to be disorganized, overmatched, clawing for crumbs of the wholes you snatch for yourself.

In the context of cybersecurity, however, things are very different. 'Fragmentation' really means 'a greater number and diversity of threats that collectively strain future victims' capacity to respond.'

It sounds much scarier that way, doesn't it?..."
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2020 Jan 12
6 CISO New Year's Resolutions for 2020
Dark Reading, December 30th, 2019

"It's that time of year - a chance to take stock of your accomplishments as a security leader in 2019 and decide your priorities for 2020," writes Joan Goodchild in Dark Read.

"First, let's look back. We know from research that breach rates rose (again) and the cost of one to a business is, on average, $3.92 million - a 1.5% increase over 2018. That's despite more money being thrown at security. According to the Enterprise Strategy Group, 58% of organizations were forecasted to increase cybersecurity spending this year..."
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