Constella Intelligence research reveals that one in four cybersecurity leaders use the same passwords for both work and personal use; more than half experience account takeover first-hand
May 21, 2021
Constella Intelligence (“Constella”), Digital Risk Protection leader, released the results of “Cyber Risk in Today’s Hyperconnected World,” a survey that unlocks the behaviors and tendencies that characterize how vigilant organizations’ leaders are when it comes to reducing cyber vulnerability, allowing the industry to better understand how social media is leveraged as an attack vector and how leaders are responding to this challenge.
In the years since, the need for uniform security policies and processes across the entire enterprise — from the boardroom to the home office, the assembly line to the warehouse — has become increasingly obvious. To get started, we have created a simple five step program for executives to ensure their organization is protected against the latest threat vectors and increasingly sophisticated cyberattacks.
Generally, the chief information security officer (CISO) is thought of as the top executive responsible for information security within organizations. However, in today’s remote work environment, the need to expand security beyond one department or the responsibilities of CISOs is more important than ever. Due to the pandemic, the physical barriers of the office have been removed and the threat surface has exponentially expanded leaving more endpoints to be attacked. In this scenario, each employee’s home office has become a new potential risk, which is why building a strong security culture within organizations should be a priority.
As September is National Insider Threat Awareness Month, there is no better time than the present to seriously reconsider how we educate America’s next generation of business leaders about these critical intelligence issues. As we wait on MBA programs to catch up to America’s new geopolitical reality, these are the three most important issues business schools, early stage entrepreneurs, and even seasoned pros should consider as they protect their life’s work.
Convincing C-suite executives to approve budgets for security system upgrades may be difficult in the best of times. However, the COVID-19 pandemic and resulting financial upheaval it caused may make selling new projects more challenging for security directors. While security may not be a daily topic of discussion among C-suite members, they understand the need to provide and maintain a safe and secure environment for corporate employees and visitors. But they don’t see security in terms of a camera brand or access card technology. They view security in terms of risk management and mitigation strategies. Addressing those concerns in any project plan will increase its chances of it winning approval.
This series is focused on a step-by-step approach for security leaders to design, implement and measure a physical security program that supports organizational priorities and operates with buy-in from organization’s leadership team. Here, we'll explore the steps necessary for developing a risk mitigation strategy.
Risk quantification has long been an imperative topic for security leadership, but now more than ever, boards of directors and C-Suite executives are acutely invested in how their organizations are performing from a security risk perspective.