May 2020

How Effective Are Your Security Investments?

According to the annual ESG survey, 60% of companies said they were targeted with a ransomware attack in 2019. Not surprisingly, those organizations are looking to augment their cybersecurity tools and processes. Defense in depth has long been touted as a reliable approach to securing the enterprise, and the strategy of adding layers has led to increased security spend. Notably, “62% of organizations will increase their security spending in 2020, continuing a multi-year boom in security technology investments,” the report said.  The Risks of Too Many Layers Spending more money on security...

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Visibility is Key to Securing Election Infrastructure

While many feel that they are living in Groundhog Day, the days and weeks do continue to pass us by, bringing the 2020 Presidential election closer with still no clear path for securing the election process. Recognizing the risks, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) published a document of risk management for election security. NIST certainly isn’t the only government (or non-government) agency to offer such guidance because the issue of election security is complex and further complicated by more than old technology. What are the risks? That’s not...

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The Q1 2020 Apex Report

How did a group of criminals come to be responsible for such a costly enterprise? Threat actors are distributed, and they don’t form one cohesive group,  but the holes they've punched in organizations and governments through infiltration, compromises, and breaches have collectively amounted to this staggering estimate....

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