Want Better Alerting? Consider Your Business Processes

May 19, 2020

Logging, monitoring, and alerting programs are some of the most critical elements of any security and compliance program, but traditional approaches for implementing and upgrading these capabilities are often noisy, expensive, and laborious. Traditional Alerting Approaches are Failing During program assessments, we find that a lot of clients are generating so many alerts that they…

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Vendor Enablement: Rethinking Third-Party Risk

April 30, 2020

Third-party risk management is an essential element of information security. It is common to see news about a large company being breached, and after learning more, you find out the breach was the result of a vendor. When you depend on another organization for a critical business process and allow them access to your network,…

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Securing a Remote Workforce: Top Five Things to Focus on For Everyone

March 25, 2020

Deploying a remote workforce is uncharted territory for some organizations, while others have been perfecting the model for years. Most security programs have different ways to handle their workforce. For on-premise users, which has traditionally used more of castle mentality where you attempt to prevent outsiders from penetrating the network perimeter (similar to a castle…

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Working With the Department of Defense in 2020? Start Planning for the New Certification.

November 5, 2019

In what is certain to be a wakeup call for many organizations involved in Department of Defense contracts, The Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) is set to become a part of life in 2020. Much like previous requirements, the CMMC requirements will also apply to subcontractors, and all Requests for Proposal (RFPs) will require CMMC…

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The Three Step Security Strategy

October 8, 2019

Why Does Strategy Matter? The term ‘security strategy’ can be ambiguous and often means different things to different people. Because of this, many organizations do not have a formalized security strategy and those that do may not have an effective one. This is understandable. Managing the day-to-day issues associated with a security program (alerts, audits,…

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Top Six Security and Risk Management Questions

March 12, 2019

Recently, Gartner put out a report on the top 10 inquiries regarding security projects. The report is based on their analysis of over 10,200 client interactions covering relevant security and risk management topics from July 2018 through January 2019 (see the research here). Interestingly enough, Trustedsec has heard similar inquiries regarding product offerings in discussions…

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Few cons to bringing in the pros: Why should you have a third-party risk and security assessment?

January 10, 2019

At TrustedSec, we get about 400-500 inquiries for security assessments every year.  Some of the questions we still hear quite often are: Why does our company need to do a risk and security assessment? Why can’t we just do it ourselves? We already know we’re terrible—why do we need you to tell us that? There…

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Preparing for (IoT) Segmentation: Six Steps to Get Your Functional Requirements Right

July 12, 2018

Recently, a client of ours expressed interest in segmenting their existing, flat network. The existence of these types of non-segmented networks is still very prevalent, especially in the manufacturing, supply chain, and medical verticals. The primary reason the organization wished to move on this initiative was in an effort to reduce the scope of their…

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How IoT and Digitization Are Driving Renewed Demand for Segmentation

July 11, 2018

Background The idea of Segmentation is pretty simple: put your crown jewels (i.e. your highest risk assets) in a small container, then heavily secure and monitor that. It is simply too difficult to secure everything equally. Why Now? With “digital” drivers to improve experiences, automate operations or change business models, there is now a need…

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Why Perform a Risk Assessment with TrustedSec?

November 6, 2013

Too often organizations spend their security budget in ways that don’t necessarily make the most sense for them. Whether this be purchasing unnecessary appliances or securing an overly broad area, wasting valuable and often scarce security dollars isn’t good for anyone, except perhaps those providing the unnecessary services. A risk assessment, as the name suggests,…

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