Cybersecurity Simplified aims to demystify cybersecurity and make it understandable to business people and managed services providers who aren’t security experts. We explore the latest cybersecurity trends, threats and news with the insight and perspective of CTO David Barton of Overwatch Managed Security by High Wire Networks.
Episode 16: How to Unlock End-to-End Security with Open XDR.
Way back in Episode 3, we talked about how Extended Detection and Response (aka XDR) finds and fixes security issues across your environment – from endpoints and servers to networks and cloud infrastructure.
To get this kind of end-to-end protection, many XDR vendors rip and replace your existing – often expensive – security tools with their own.
But there’s a way to avoid forklift upgrades and vendor lock-in. In this episode of Cybersecurity Simplified, we’ll show you how to unlock end-to-end security with Open XDR.
Episode 15: The Case for Managed Security Services
“Set it and forget it” security solutions don’t work today if they ever really did. There are many reasons why, but it boils down to this: Cybercriminals don’t sleep.
They’re working day and night find creative way to compromise your systems or steal your data. That means you need to be vigilant 24/7 – detecting and remediating ever-changing threats.
If that’s not in your wheelhouse, no worries. In this episode of Cybersecurity Simplified, we’ll discuss the case for managed security services.
Episode 14: Why It's Time for a Patch Management Makeover
Fixing software bugs is critical to keeping bad actors out. It’s a continuous process called Patch Management. While its purpose is to keep systems up to date, the practice itself has not kept up with the times. Businesses have moved apps and infrastructure to the cloud, but patch management remains on-premises. In this episode of Cybersecurity Simplified, we’ll discuss why it’s time for a Patch Management Makeover.
Episode 13: Is the Risk of Ransomware too High for Cyber Insurance?
To pay or not to pay – that is the question when it comes to ransomware. Is it better to hold your ground and discourage future data hostage situations or pay up and cut your losses? Recently, some cyber insurance companies have switched sides in the debate, refusing to reimburse ransomware payments to cybercriminals. In this episode of Cybersecurity Simplified, we’ll discuss this trend and what it means for the future of cybersecurity risk strategies.
Episode 12: Ransomware is Booming – What Businesses Need to Know
You see it in the headlines every day— ransomware attacks disrupting businesses and the economy in a broader sense. The Colonial Pipeline attack certainly got the attention of The White House and our current administration after the attack forced the company to shut down 5,500 miles of pipeline, triggering widespread fuel shortages in the Southeast. 2020 was a bad year for ransomware attacks. 2021 is already shaping out to be way worse.
Episode 11: The New Hybrid Workplace is the Next Security Headache
The success of working from home during lockdown has caused companies to rethink “the office,” allowing both in-office and at-home work on a permanent basis. But this new hybrid workplace presents cybersecurity challenges. Not only do companies need to secure headquarters, data center and branch offices, they now need to safeguard dozens, hundreds or even thousands of endpoints used by employees working remotely. In this episode of Cybersecurity Simplified, we’ll discuss why the New Hybrid Workplace is the Next Security Headache and what to do about it.