Sage Advice - Cybersecurity Blog

A Programmatic, Risk-Based Approach

Cybersecurity, as we know it today, is defined as the “the art of protecting networks, devices, and data from unauthorized access or criminal use and the practice of ensuring confidentiality, integrity, and availability of information,” according to the Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency. In the 1990s, organizations across the globe started to practice information security to keep data safe. A few years later – as cybercriminals continued to get more sophisticated and organizations had to face the devastating consequences – the idea of cybersecurity over information security evolved.

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Topics: Cybersecurity, Cybersecurity Tips, Cybersecurity Awareness

What Makes a Strong Password?

Between personal accounts and work accounts, the sheer number of credentials and passwords that we have to manage can be overwhelming and inconvenient – especially if we forget them. While managing passwords may be a pain, it’s necessary if we want to protect our personal information. After all, cybersecurity is everyone’s responsibility. 

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Topics: Cybersecurity Tips, Cybersecurity Awareness

The 2020 Threat Outlook

Hackers are constantly developing new ways to infect systems globally. As threat detection services and security teams catch on to their tactics, they continue to build and deploy new malware to feed their personal wallets. We are seeing more malware than ever, and this cycle will only get worse. Let’s review the predicted threat environment for 2020.

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Topics: Threat Intelligence, Cyber Defense, Cybersecurity Awareness

Information Security Risk Policies

Once you’ve chosen a format and have started planning your Information Security Policy (ISP) documents, you must understand and document risk – a factor that will influence how you make decisions within the organization and develop your policy to its fullest potential.

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Topics: Cybersecurity, Risk Management, Cybersecurity Awareness

Cyber as a Domain: A Government Pledge

State-sponsored cyberattacks from national agencies or affiliates are a rising concern. Even though U.S. cyber-responses have become more prevalent, foreign hackers still pose a powerful threat, given the ever-changing threat landscape and heightened abilities of these adversaries.

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Topics: Sage News, Threat Advisories, Threat Intelligence, Cybersecurity Culture, Cybersecurity Awareness

How to Protect Your Organization from a Ransomware Attack

Ransomware attacks can have devastating consequences for organizations. Downtime is often more detrimental than ransom costs. Recovery is expensive, and there is a significant cost in system disruption, emergency response, and reputation damage.

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Topics: Ransomware, Cybersecurity Awareness

5 Lessons Learned at our Ransomware Cybersecurity Summit

Local governments and school districts are falling victim to ransomware attacks with alarming frequency and devastating consequences. At any organization, having tools in place to improve cyber resilience is a necessity, especially as hackers get more sophisticated every day.

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Topics: Cybersecurity Culture, Ransomware, Cybersecurity Awareness

The Danger of Stolen Usernames and Passwords: Credential Stuffing

The popular tax preparation software TurboTax recently announced that an unauthorized party had accessed an undisclosed number of its clients’ accounts. But it wasn’t because they had suffered a data breach. Instead they were victims of a credential stuffing attack – a cyberattack that continues to gain popularity. 

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Topics: Cyber Defense, Privacy, Cybersecurity Awareness