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Guest Post: $60M Question – How much does a cyber breach cost an organization?

There is no simple answer. When asked to quantify the cost of a breach, security experts will take one of two paths: they will 1) Choose to calculate the breach cost (which sends them down a complicated path), or 2)  Decline to calculate. Remember what happened to Lincolnshire County Council in the UK in 2016? At this time, 300 endpoints were infected resulting in four days [...]

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Data Breach Report: November 2018

Below is a compilation of news articles covering some of the notable data breaches that occurred in November 2018. Doesn't this really put things into perspective? HSBC Bank Breached Again, Suspends Online Access to Affected Accounts - Nov 5 Supply-chain attack on cryptocurrency exchange gate.io - Nov 6 Canada's Post Office Leaked Personal Data of Legal Weed Customers [...]

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5 Things We Are Thankful For: Cyber Edition

Thanksgiving 2018 is here! We took a poll at Nehemiah Security and came up with a few cyber things we are truly thankful for this year. Here is our list of things we are thankful for: #1 Being on the ‘right side’ of the battle. Everyone loves “good guys” and “bad guys”. These terms have a specific meaning in cyber. We are thankful to be part of the dedicated and [...]

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Data Breach Report: October 2018

Below is a compilation of news articles covering some of the notable data breaches that occurred in October 2018. Doesn't this really put things into perspective? Fin7 Hackers Breached US Chain Burgerville - Oct 5th Magecart Group Targets Shopper Approved in Latest Attack - Oct 9th Pentagon Reveals Cyber Breach of Travel Records - Oct 12th 1 bn records compromised [...]

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An Executive Level Steering Committee is Critical to CISO Success

Nehemiah Security partnered with MightyGuides to interview seven industry experts with the mission of advancing the risk management conversation among cyber professionals. Each interviewee was posed the question, “If your friend was put in charge of measuring cyber risk at their company, what advice would you give them?” Before making a case for security expenditures t [...]

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Cyber Risk Prioritization Framework: Part One

You may have heard of the book “7 Habits of Highly Effective People.” This 30 year old book written by Steven Covey lays out an approach to being effective in work and in life. For you “Covey nerds,” here is a refresher on the 7 Habits: 1) Be proactive 2) Begin with the end in mind 3) Put first thing first 4) Think win-win 5) Seek first to understand, th [...]

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To Quantify Cyber Risk, Assess Potential Loss Events

Nehemiah Security partnered with MightyGuides to interview seven industry experts with the mission of advancing the risk management conversation among cyber professionals. Each interviewee was posed the question, “If your friend was put in charge of measuring cyber risk at their company, what advice would you give them?” Vicky Ames, Director of Information Security at [...]

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Data Breach Report: September 2018

Below is a compilation of news articles covering some of the notable data breaches that occurred in September 2018. Doesn't this really put things into perspective?   Inside the Magecart Breach of British Airways: How 22 Lines of Code Claimed 380,000 Victims - Sep 6th Foosackly's reports payment-card data breach - Sep 6th Npower ‘urgently investigating’ pe [...]

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CyberTangent – 10 Questions on Cyber Risk with Jerry Caponera

In this CyberTangent episode, we are joined by a very special guest, Jerry Caponera, VP of Cyber Risk Strategy at Nehemiah Security. Our podcast host is Landon Johnson. Today's topic is 10 Questions on Cyber Risk. Let's jump in!

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Cyber Risk: don’t wait to get fit before you work out

An Austrian trainer offered me great advice a while back. A client he was training complained about not being “good” at pull-ups. In his thick Austrian accent (think Arnold Schwarzenegger), his guidance was “get lighter, get stronger.” Makes sense. Later, I heard the same trainer in his same economy of words, describe why so many people hold a gym membership and never u [...]

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