It’s the most wonderful time of the year!
What 2020 will bring directly depends on you… and your perception of cyber security.
We won’t be wrong if we say that large companies with enormous budgets and innovation opportunities have always been a desirable target for cyber criminals.
At the same time, their developed security systems designed to protect against an unauthorized entry strengthen their position in the cyber space (although not 100% of time – that’s a different story).
However, the latest trend is that SMBs are at hackers’ gunpoint nowadays just as (if not more often than) large corporations.
Imagine that you’ve been tasked to secure a server storing restricted information. Some of the tools you will use might include: AI-powered endpoint protection solution, Next-Generation Firewall, network segregation, privileged accounts, MFA etc. Voila! It’s now secure.
You go home happy with a sense of accomplishment only to discover the next morning that someone walked in to the office and took out the drive with that precious data (which may trigger heavy financial losses) and walked away… Brutal!
Please note, this is Part 2 of 2 in the series dedicated to Top 12 NERC CIP Compliance Considerations.
In Part 1, we talked about the following NERC CIP compliance considerations for North American organizations that are doing business in the Energy sector:
Please note, this is Part 1 of 2 in the series dedicated to Top 12 NERC CIP Compliance Considerations.
North American organizations that conduct business in the Energy sector are subject to strict compliance requirements of the North American Electric Reliability Corporation Critical Infrastructure Protection (NERC CIP) standards.
Non-compliance may result in penalties and sanctions (i.e. failed audits and non-compliance can trigger fines and sanctions up to $1M per incident per day).
“The health sector is in desperate need of a cyber hygiene injection” - James Scott, Senior Fellow, Institute for Critical Infrastructure Technology
With booming development in technology and fast-paced information distribution, the healthcare industry has rapidly evolved from a paper-based to a digitally advanced sector.
Don’t get us wrong: digitalization has helped companies to provide a comprehensive and accurate view on the client health history, faster diagnosis and treatment.
But that’s just part of the story…
The importance of cyber security is growing day by day thanks to the rapidly advancing technology.
The ongoing cyber security incidents and more importantly the impact of those are driving organizations towards recognizing cyber security component as one of the core business requirements.