C-Suite Liability Archives - Adaptus

When we've done everything we need to do, the last thing we will do is a dumpster dive. Its miserable, but it's crazy how lucrative it is. We show up with rubber gloves and start ripping bags open. It's amazing how much confidential information ends up in the trash. 

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As a company that suffered a data beach, UK newspaper Racing Post underwent its own rethink around security strategy, while also navigating three acquisitions that could potentially have been problematic if approached in the wrong way.

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Today, more than 70% of all the attacks Kaspersky Lab catches are targeting Microsoft Office, and only 14% take advantage of browser vulnerabilities. Two years ago, it was the opposite: Web-based vulnerabilities accounted for 45% of the attacks, while Microsoft Office had a 16% share.

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For a CISO or CSO to be truly effective, they need access to the central decision-making process and the authority to participate in that process as an independent voice. To truly provide guidance to the organization around the security of its information and assets, you need to be in the executive level decision-making conversations. And not simply as an observer: you need a full vote.

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But no matter how much attention (or budget) is lavished on cybersecurity, executives need to understand that getting hacked isn’t a matter of if but when. This is the new normal in cybersecurity, and it changes the approach to preparation and risk management.

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Corporate boards, especially those of public companies, are facing increased scrutiny and liability exposure in relation to cybersecurity and data privacy. While companies continue to gather and store large amounts of data, they are also more and more likely to be subject to a damaging cyberattack or data breach.

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SOX cybersecurity

The Sarbanes-Oxley Act (known as SOX) went into effect in 2002 to protect shareholders and the general public from accounting errors and fraudulent practices of organizations. It was also tailored to improve the accuracy of corporate disclosures. To remain SOX compliant, organizations must have effective security controls in place to ensure the confidentiality, integrity, and availability […]

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Category One

This week, the head of Britain’s National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC), Ciaran Martin, said something rather alarming in a newspaper interview that generated plenty of headline heat – the UK has never suffered the most serious category one (C1) cyberattack but it is only a matter of time before it does.

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5 laws of cyber security

So without further ado, here are my five laws of cybersecurity, and while there could easily be more, these five will forever be the immutable universal constants that govern this topic and our existence in relation to it.

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responsible

Clearly, cybersecurity is everybody’s problem, making everyone responsible. It's high time this truth was recognized, starting with the executive suite on down.

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