Security Posture

Incident Response vs. MDR: What’s the difference?

MDR (Managed Detection and Response) and Incident Response are closely related aspects of cybersecurity. Because of their similarities, MDR and incident response are often confused as the same solution. Both are crucial components of a comprehensive cybersecurity strategy to protect organizations from evolving threats and improve their security posture. However, despite the similarities, MDR and [...]

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Cut the $hIT 2023 Recapped: Five takeaways on Zero Trust Architecture

Plow Networks hosted it’s 2nd annual Cut the $hIT live podcast event this fall, with an excellent panelist lineup including Fortinet’s VP of Engineering, Clearwater’s Chief Risk Officer, Insentra’s CIO/CISO, CRC Group’s Cyber Insurance Specialist, Plow Networks’ Director of Technical Development, and one of Jamf’s Apple Security Specialists. Bryan Link, Plow Networks’ Chief Operating Officer

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Why executives should go all-in on Cybersecurity Awareness Month

For almost 20 years, Cybersecurity Awareness Month has generated security awareness for everyday internet users and businesses. But, far from simply being a month of reminders about security best practices of digital users, it’s a chance for IT and business executives to reflect on and recalibrate their organization’s security posture. Technology leaders should pause and

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What is Security Posture?

An organization’s security posture represents the overall security status of its networks, systems, and procedures. It is a holistic snapshot of your security strengths and vulnerabilities across hardware, software, data, and end users. Understanding and improving your security posture is essential to safeguard your assets, maintain your business reputation, and build the trust of your

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How hackers could get into your business

Various groups and individuals try to get employees of businesses to install spyware, adware, malware, or viruses on their computing devices, like laptops, notebooks, and desktop computers. These devices are vulnerable because they run complex operating systems that aren’t walled off like mobile devices. Here are some frequented points of entry into company networks. Network

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Why VPN no longer has a place in a secure work environment

In light of the shift to remote work, businesses need to make sure their employees can easily, reliably, and securely access the data and applications they need to be productive from anywhere. Of course, this is easier said than done. IT support teams and administrators are under more pressure to support a variety of devices ranging from

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The trend toward a Zero Trust model for security

More businesses are relying on zero trust security, a continuous process of validating the identity and access privileges of users in a network at every access point. Key points we'll discuss A zero trust architecture offers the flexibility to safely manage security across complex cloud environments, regulatory requirements and workflows. It’s too labor-intensive to maintain

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Meeting backup requirements for cyber insurance coverage

Understand the changing cyber insurance landscape The prevalence of ransomware has had a devastating impact on businesses over the past few years, with insurance underwriters seeing increasingly large ransomware payouts. As a result, some core cyber security hygiene fundamentals are being required by insurers to qualify for coverage. Find out if your business would qualify

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