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Cybersecurity Recap November 2020

Cybersecurity Recap November 2020

November 17, 2020

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5 Cybersecurity Predictions For 2021

Now is the time when professionals and thought leaders start anticipating what the cybersecurity 2021 landscape will look like and how they can prepare for the changes ahead. Here are five predictions likely to affect IT security experts and business decision-makers in the coming yearRead More

NIST has a new cybersecurity companion guide

Having just finished a multi-year revision of what you might call the bible of cybersecurity controls, there’s something new. The National Institute of Standards and Technology cybersecurity crew has a new, companion guide. With an update, NIST Fellow Ron Ross joined Federal Drive with Tom TeminLearn More

Starting Dec. 1, Cybersecurity Is No Longer Optional

As the deadline nears for the first 15 contracts awarded in compliance with the new Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification, the Pentagon made it clear that is just the beginning, saying it will probably need to certify at least 1,500 contractors and subcontractors. Learn More

5 cybersecurity trends we spotted in 2020

Here are just five trends TechHQ identified in cybersecurity in 2020Learn More

Highlights from Massachusetts Cybersecurity Month

Held during October 2020, Massachusetts Cybersecurity Month highlighted the robust cybersecurity ecosystem that exists in our state. The Month theme of “Collaborating for a Secure Future” highlighted the broad audiences—educational institutions, businesses, R&D centers, policy leaders, investors, and technology groups—that come together in the Massachusetts cybersecurity ecosystem. This ecosystem makes Massachusetts a national cybersecurity leader and enables the Commonwealth's citizens and economy to thrive in the face of growing threats. Massachusetts Cybersecurity Month was held concurrently with National Cybersecurity Awareness Month. Read More

CISA Lays Out Plan for Enhancing Cybersecurity

The Department of Homeland Security’s cybersecurity agency has in recent weeks spelled out a multipronged plan to continue to improve federal IT security by the end of the current fiscal yearRead More

Cyber Essentials Toolkits

The final CISA Cyber Essentials Toolkit has arrived. The Cyber Essentials Toolkit is a set of modules designed to break down the CISA Cyber Essentials into bite-sized actions for IT and C-suite leadership to work toward full implementation of each Cyber Essential. Each chapter focuses on recommended actions to build cyber readiness into the six interrelated aspects of an organizational culture of cyber readinessRead More

Changing Cybersecurity Culture One Habit at A Time

If we in the cybersecurity community believe that people are the weakest link and always will be, then our belief will ensure that this comes true. But what if we believed something different? Read More

For a CISO, cybersecurity begins with a business strategy – and everybody’s buy-in

As businesses look forward to 2021 and employees and consumers adjust to the new normal, there’ a simple formula for a CISO wanting to break the cycle of reactivity: Lean into the business. This means building trust with leadership, getting comfortable communicating in the boardroom and developing a thorough understanding of the overall business strategy, its operations and the unique risks faced by individual business units. Read More

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