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Costs Associated with Underinvesting in Cybersecurity

Everything has a cost. Whether literal (as in dollars and cents) or figurative (as in lost productivity, retention, and other issues), cybersecurity is no exception to the rule. 

When you think about cybersecurity, your mind probably, rightfully, goes immediately to security breaches. They seem to fill the headlines, with both major corporations

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How to Measure Cybersecurity Effectiveness ー Before It's Too Late

Here at Vala Secure, we’re not fans of fear mongering. For us, cybersecurity and the threat of hacks or breaches are part of the reality of doing business today. That’s not to say we don’t take them seriously –– we consider ourselves your guide as you navigate those ever-murky cybersecurity waters. If we can help you take action to protect your

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Cybersecurity: What Should Banks Prioritize First for 2019? [VIDEO]

 

How do you prioritize cybersecurity for your environment? It's easy to get enamored in this week's 'shiny object' or the next cybersecurity company that gets funding, but it really comes back to the basics: 

  1. Update and actively manage your routers and firewalls
  2. Focus on

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The Biggest Cybersecurity Risks You've Never Considered

The cybersecurity landscape is evolving daily. Yep, it sure keeps us on our toes here at Vala Secure!

To prevent their organizations from becoming the next headline, more and more businesses are investing in partnerships with cybersecurity pros. They see the value in paying trusted professionals to exploit their networks in order to ensure they’re

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Cultivating Cybersecurity Talent in Your Organization [VIDEO]

 

 

Cybersecurity, as an industry, is where the technology industry was as a whole 25 years ago. Businesses were struggling to understand how much or how little technology resources they needed to deploy in their organizations and often tried to do it as cheaply as

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How to prevent cybersecurity incidents

For many businesses, cybersecurity can seem like the Wild West. There are good guys (cybersecurity pros like our team here at Vala Secure) and bad guys (hackers and other nefarious characters), plus a lot of townspeople seemingly caught in the middle and at the mercy of the good guys and bad guys. They’re just trying to go through their days

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How Do You Manage Managed Service Providers? [VIDEO]

 

"You can have all the metrics in the world. If there's no consequences, it's useless."

Here we spoke with Anne Benigsen after her presentation around best practices and strategies to manage vendors. She made some very strong points in her presentation about the control you really

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Technology Audits and Consulting: Achieving Separation of Duty

Do you fear you don't have the talent or funds to be able to keep your business secure? Is your IT person maxed out on projects that adding infosec to her plate might be too much? How can you find the balance between getting the cybersecurity expertise your business requires while not breaking the bank?

The Information Security space has

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What Are Your #cybersecuritywins?

At Vala Secure, one of our core beliefs is to pursue educational challenges. We believe that if organizations want to improve their security game there needs to be a continued sense of fun and challenge to get better. If it’s not fun or challenging, it’s harder to get better. So we want to embody that each and every day and I’m excited to announce

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Cybersecurity: Not Just For Financial Institutions

For many years, financial institutions have understood the importance of having a strong cybersecurity strategy. As they handle valuable financial information and other sensitive data, these institutions have long been very attractive targets for hackers. As a result, they know they have to work hard to keep their customers’ accounts and data

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