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RSA Conference Topic: Endpoint Security

Lots of visibility and hype around next-generation endpoint security, suites, EDR, and services at the upcoming security show

Written by Jon Oltsik01 Feb. 17 02:50

Board of directors will have a profound impact on cybersecurity

According to a recent article in the Wall Street Journal, corporate boards are getting much more involved in cybersecurity. What's driving this behavior? While the Target breach probably influenced this behavior, corporate boards now realize that cybersecurity has become a pervasive risk that could have an adverse impact on all businesses.

Written by Jon Oltsik08 July 14 05:00

End users must be part of cybersecurity solutions

As the old infosec adage goes, "people are the weakest link in the cybersecurity chain." Clearly, enterprise security professionals agree with this statement. In a recent ESG research survey, enterprise security professionals were asked to identify the factors most responsible for successful malware attacks. It turns out that 58% point to "a lack of user knowledge about cybersecurity risks" – the most popular answer by far (note: I am an employee of ESG).

Written by Jon Oltsik25 June 14 01:57

Endpoint security demands organizational changes

Pity endpoint security software. Venerable antivirus has gotten a bad reputation for being an ineffective commodity product. This situation is illustrated by some recently published ESG research (note: I am an employee of ESG). Security professionals working at enterprise organizations (i.e. more than 1,000 employees) were given a series of statements and asked whether they agreed or disagreed with each. The research revealed that:

Written by Jon Oltsik21 June 14 01:49
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