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Discover how to effectively assess and mitigate risks for these vendors. Now that you have stood up processes for onboarding 3rd parties, it is time to consider the same for 4th parties. What? Another vendor group I have to worry about? Have you thought about 4th parties? These entities are...

You may have read recently that the number of instances of ransomware has declined. While the overall count of malicious and damaging infections may be waning, the impact of an attack is certainly not. Case in point: the BlackCat attack on Change Healthcare. The attack on February 21st has had...

Your organization and its risk management leaders face disturbances on multiple levels every day, encompassing cybersecurity, privacy, regulatory management, and focused and widespread malicious actions and actors, technological weaknesses, organizational apathy, human errors, etc. Preparation, assessment, and pragmatic execution of the needed controls are vital to address these disruptions and...

After a multiyear process of proposals and assessment of public comments, the New York State Department of Financial Services (NYSDFS) has made significant amendments to its Cybersecurity Regulation, 23 NYCRR Part 500. The rule is final and effective as of November 1, 2023. Let’s take a comprehensive look at each...

Updates to the SEC Cybersecurity Disclosure Rules Days before the new Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) cybersecurity disclosure rules went into effect (which FoxPointe previously discussed here) Erik Gerding, Director of Corporation Finance of the SEC, issued a statement offering some thoughts, rationale and perspective on the rules in an...

This article was written by Brendan Horton, Security Analyst. Cloud security encompasses the policies, technologies, and practices designed to protect cloud-based resources, including data, applications, and infrastructure, from a wide range of cyber threats. Cloud computing has become the technology of choice for organizations wanting scalability and flexibility to meet...

Every October since 2004 marks National Cybersecurity Awareness Month. This month raises awareness about the importance of cybersecurity and how to protect yourself from cybercrime. Use multi-factor authentication wherever possible. Traditional authentication requires an ID and password, multi-factor requires an additional layer of protection such as entering a code /...

In today’s rapidly evolving digital landscape, the protection of sensitive information and the preservation of digital assets have become paramount, as has a full and accurate understanding of the controls in place. As organizations navigate the intricate realm of cybersecurity, the role of a Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) has...

Today’s organizations face numerous cybersecurity challenges, and one of the most insidious threats is social engineering. Cybersecurity is often associated with technical vulnerabilities and sophisticated defenses; however, social engineering leverages human reactions and psychology to gather information and perform attacks. This article aims to shed light on the key principles...

The FTC Safeguards Rule requires covered companies to develop, implement, and maintain an information security program with over 20 implemented, documented and risk assessed administrative, technical, and physical safeguards designed to protect customer information. Are your clients up on what the revised Rule requires? Are they ready to be compliant...