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Why New Hires Alone Can’t Solve Your Security Troubles

Major data breaches are headline news. When criminals steal corporate data or personally identifiable information (PII), it can create a public relations nightmare with long-lasting business consequences. But well-publicized breaches are only the tip of the iceberg. In “Today’s State of Vulnerability Response: Patch Work Demands Attention,” we explore how and why security breaches happen. […]

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The Trust Paradox

Sorry to break it to you, but unless you’re reading this on parchment illuminated by a whale oil lantern, you’ve been hacked one way or another. By “hacked,” we mean a cybersecurity breach or any other violation of personal data stewardship and governance that results in a breakdown of trust, privacy, ethics, legislation or industry […]

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A Darwinian Approach to Cybersecurity

In 2012, then-FBI Director Robert Mueller observed, “There are only two types of companies: those that have been hacked, and those that will be.” A glance at the headlines over the intervening six years bears out that statement. And with the drastic implications to organizations, such as Equifax’s $4 billion loss of market capitalization, the stakes […]

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The Problem with Cybersecurity? Leadership

According to a recent study by the Ponemon Institute, the average cost of a successful cyberattack is over $5 million, or $301 per employee. This figure is large, but it doesn’t yet tell the full story, as the reputational damage that can occur from a cyber-breach can and often will far exceed the direct impact […]

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