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How Cyber Risk Management Improves Corporate Cybersecurity Posture

In today’s digital era, cybersecurity threats are rising faster than ever before. Unfortunately, just 16 percent of executives say that their organizations are well prepared to deal with a cyberattack, according to McKinsey & Company. One of the most effective ways to protect an organization against cyber threats is adopting a risk-based cybersecurity approach. Cyber

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8 Benefits Of Creating Cybersecurity Awareness Within Your Organization

Cyber crimes are up approximately 600 percent due to the COVID-19 pandemic, according to PurpleSec. It is more important than ever before to promote cybersecurity awareness within organizations and teach employees about the dangers of phishing and other scams that could put the business and its stakeholders at risk. Although there are technologies in place

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What To Know About COVID Era Healthcare Cybersecurity And Compliance

The COVID-19 pandemic impacted nearly every facet of the healthcare industry. According to a CI Security Report, the number of healthcare cybersecurity breaches increased from 270 in the first half of 2020 to 366 in the second half. Due to the uptick in cybersecurity threats, organizations are focusing on business continuity efforts and meeting compliance

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8 Steps To Creating A Cyber Risk Management Plan

While the acceleration of digital transformation has produced many benefits for businesses today, it has also led to an increase in cyber risk, making this a top priority for organizations in all industries. Companies need to take a strategic approach to cybersecurity to protect their valuable data and, in some cases, abide by compliance laws.

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6 Things You Need To Do To Prepare For CMMC 2.0

Updated: 6/27/23 CMMC is an acronym that most companies that work for the U.S. Department of Defense have become familiar with. The Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification, or CMMC for short, is a set of standards issued by the DoD to help defense contractors in the Defense Industrial Base (DIB) improve their cybersecurity capabilities. All contractors

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Top Cybersecurity Concerns For Government Contractors

Rapid changes in the cybersecurity landscape have led to rising pressure on agencies to improve their protection of federal data. Government contractors are especially vulnerable to cyberattacks as hackers target these firms to create widespread disruption across the United States. Following several cyber incidents targeting critical infrastructure that led to a shutdown of a key

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What Are The Responsibilities Of An Interim CIO?

Many organizations rely on interim executives to help them navigate a period of transition or change, and fill a temporary gap in the organizational structure. In an age where business and technology are intertwined, no organization should be without a chief information officer (CIO) for too long, nor should they rush the hiring process. The

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6 Steps for a Successful Post-Merger Bank Integration

Mergers and acquisition (M&A) activity in the banking industry hit a record high in 2020 with over 1,300 successful deals, according to data from Finaria. This number exceeds the combined total of M&A deals made in 2018 and 2019. The merger process can be complex and there are many important aspects to consider, such as

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Reasons Telehealth Is Here To Stay, Even Post Pandemic

Telehealth services skyrocketed during the COVID-19 pandemic. The number of telehealth visits increased 154 percent in the last week of March 2020, compared with the same period in 2019, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). While the value of telehealth during the pandemic was irrefutable, how should it continue now that

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Cybersecurity and Telehealth: Requirements and Considerations

Telehealth has undoubtedly transformed the healthcare industry and dramatically improved access to medical care. Organizations that are focused on adopting, and optimizing, telehealth will be strongly positioned to meet patient demands for convenience in medical care as expectations evolve. According to a recent Accenture survey, more than half of patients surveyed are more likely to

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