Conversations in Risk-Based Security

Five Ways to Reduce Your Audit Tax

Posted by Doug Yarabinetz on Apr 17, 2017 4:43:05 PM

Taxes are certainly not fun, but there is something worse: an audit. Combine the two in a risk and compliance scenario and you have the onerous “audit tax,” a figurative term used to describe the expenses a company incurs when deploying resources and manpower to satisfy the burgeoning set of internal and external compliance and audit mandates. The good news is that there are ways to reduce the audit tax burden.

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Topics: Risk Management, compliance, compliance mandates

WHERE IS MY IT RISK?

Posted by Doug Yarabinetz on Mar 21, 2017 12:22:09 PM

Managing IT risk is part of running any business these days. Regardless of what business you’re in, understanding IT risk can help you increase network security, reduce management costs and achieve greater compliance. Corporate leaders who fail to identify, assess and mitigate IT risk are setting themselves up for serious security breaches and financial losses down the road.

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Topics: Risk Management, Security, cybersecurity

Live Webinar "Managed Security - How to Boost Your Security Posture Through Outsourcing Security to Experts"

Posted by Doug Yarabinetz on Mar 7, 2017 7:42:50 PM

Join us for the webinar "Managed Security - How to Boost Your Security Posture Through Outsourcing Security to Experts featuring research from the 2017 Cybersecurity Trends Spotlight Report published by the Information Security Community on LinkedIn in partnership with Crowd Research.

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Topics: Risk Management, cybersecurity, GRC

Lynx Technology Partners Announces First Board of Directors with Appointment of Four Members

Posted by Doug Yarabinetz on Jan 17, 2017 5:06:34 PM

Lynx Technology Partners (Lynx) is honored to announced the appointment of four members to our first Board of Directors.  This announcement brings a year-long independent board nomination process to a close and positions Lynx for even faster growth in 2017.

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Vendor Risk Management: An Educational Webinar Series

Posted by Doug Yarabinetz on Jan 5, 2017 4:49:15 PM

Organizations increasingly rely on vendors and third-party relationships for strategic business advantage.  Ensuring that these partnerships don’t create an unacceptable risk requires a complete vendor risk management approach.  Join Michael Rasmussen, The GRC Pundit at GRC 20/20, as he presents this 3 part educational webinar series on managing vendor risk and compliance.

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Topics: Risk Management, Security, Vendor Risk Management

Lynx Risk Manager Integrates with Lieberman Software’s Enterprise Random Password Manager

Posted by Doug Yarabinetz on Dec 22, 2016 9:51:15 AM

Lynx Technology Partners and Lieberman Software recently announced an integration module for Lynx Risk Manager (LRM) which imports privileged account information from Lieberman Software’s Enterprise Random Password Manager (ERPM) and immediately updates security control scores in LRM.  These scores form the basis for continuous measurement of password-related security risks, as well as compliance to a wide range of regulatory frameworks.

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Topics: Risk Management, Security, GRC

Lynx Technology Partners Service Delivery Team Member Receives USDA Abraham Lincoln Honor Award

Posted by Doug Yarabinetz on Dec 20, 2016 2:32:00 PM

United States Secretary of Agriculture, Thomas Vilsack, has recognized Lynx Technology Partners and a member of their service delivery team with the Abraham Lincoln Honor Award for work with the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA).  This honor is in recognition of contributions Lynx has made in protecting USDA employee and customer data and in educating employees on how to best protect their identities.

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Bobby Dominguez, Chief Strategy & Security Officer at Lynx Technology Partners, to Examine IT Risk Programs and the NIST CSF at ISACA’s CSX North America Conference

Posted by Doug Yarabinetz on Oct 13, 2016 1:03:19 PM

Bobby Dominguez will discuss the operationalization of the NIST Cyber Security Framework to create an information technology risk program at ISACA’s CSX 2016 North America conference in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, 17-19 October 2016. CSX 2016 North America will be focused on practical cybersecurity solutions and guidance, tailored to every level of a security professional’s career.

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Topics: Risk Management, Security, NIST Cyber Security Framework, cybersecurity

Lynx Technology Partners and EC Council to Host Pittsburgh Training for Certified Chief Information Security Officer (CCISO)

Posted by Doug Yarabinetz on Sep 20, 2016 5:13:53 PM

Due to the high demand for live training and this course in particular, Lynx Technology Partners and the EC Council are partnering to bring CCISO to Pittsburgh October 24 through October 28, 2016.  The event will be hosted at the Lynx Technology Partners offices at 309 Smithfield Street in downtown Pittsburgh. 

Join the ranks of infosec managers making the leap to executive infosec leadership with Live CCISO Training!

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Topics: Risk Management, Security, cybersecurity, Certified CISO Training, GRC

Escape Spreadsheet Hell:  Transitioning Your GRC Efforts

Posted by Don Leatham on Sep 16, 2016 8:34:50 PM

In many organizations the genesis of their GRC efforts can be traced back to a few isolated projects that were quick responses to external factors (e.g. scrambling to pass the first PCI audit, “What’s this HIPAA thing all about?”, etc.)  To get these projects going people turned to their reliable “universal tool”, the spreadsheet.  Suddenly spreadsheets became assessment tools, scoring programs, aggregated databases, report generators, etc.  For these projects, spreadsheet-based GRC rose to the occasion and saved the day!

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Topics: Risk Management, Security, cybersecurity, GRC

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