Cyber Security Chicago Blog

Why security is for the whole company not just the IT department

Friday March 31 2017

When it comes to technical issues, it’s sometimes easier to leave it to the experts, but when it comes to cybersecurity, this approach can subject businesses to a huge number of vulnerabilities.

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Majority of Managed Security Tools Will Be Cloud-Based By 2020

Tuesday February 28 2017

Research firm IHS has predicted that the majority of managed security tools will be based in the cloud by 2020, in another example of the security world migrating towards cloud-based options.

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Should You Fight Back Against Hackers?

Monday February 20 2017

In a physical altercation, fighting back is an understood method of self defence. But when it comes to organizations responding to hackers, it can be (and often is) illegal for companies to respond in kind. Of course, there are ways to respond to hackers beyond simply defending against them, and many companies are seeking out these legal remedies. What are they—and perhaps more importantly, is it a good idea to pursue them?

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Is It Worth Having Insurance For Data Breaches?

Tuesday February 07 2017

If your house is broken into you have insurance to cover the loss. If your car is damaged you have insurance to pay for it. If your business sets on fire you have insurance to cover the costs, but if systems get hacked and you lose a lot of valuable data do you have insurance? In most cases, the answer is no. However, more and more businesses are starting to understand the value of cyber-insurance but is the high cost of this almost invisible insurance policy really worth it? 

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How to Take A Proactive Approach To Cyber Security

Tuesday January 24 2017

Prevention is the best cure. This holds as true in cyber security as it does in medicine.  Security experts have noted a disturbing trend, however: organisations taking a reactive, rather than proactive, view towards cyber security. 

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Cybersecurity is an Economic Imperative

Tuesday January 24 2017

Cybersecurity is key to the protection of any business, no matter how large or small it is. 

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