Conversations in Risk-Based Security

Why should I care about GDPR? There are at least 24 million reasons!

Posted by Joseph Wilson on May 1, 2018 11:10:49 AM

Just what are the new GDPR Regulations?

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) imposes new rules on organizations in the European Union (EU) and those that offer goods and services to people in the EU, or that collect and analyze data tied to EU residents, no matter where they are located.

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Calling all Security and Risk professionals! Research Report by Forrester Analyst, Josh Zelonis

Posted by Kayla Badini on Apr 19, 2018 11:20:19 AM

Get your copy of the Top Cybersecurity Threats In 2018!
By Josh Zelonis with Stephanie Balaouras , Bill Barringham , Peggy Dostie

Don’t let it be a challenging task to protect your business from every possible attack type.

Companies are under attack: 58% of global enterprise respondents say their firms have experienced at least one breach during the past 12 months. Of these, 50% say their firm suffered at least one internal incident, and 36% suffered at least one attack or incident involving a business partner or third-party supplier.

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Those who’ve been hacked and those that don’t know it yet: The Lynx team recently caught up with Bruce Brown, CTO-CIO with Whytechs Consulting to get his thoughts on security today and tomorrow.

Posted by Joseph Wilson on Apr 10, 2018 11:23:49 AM

When you were educated, prior to moving into the professional workforce, what sort of training did you get on cyber security?

Zero, other than password management! When I started in the IT space, Cyber Security wasn’t even a known term. If you said those words together, you would get puzzled looks. Less than two decades ago our biggest concern was getting ready for Y2K. However, continually learning has always been part of being a technologist. Learning to focus on security has certainly been a learned behavior. Almost every professional consultancy has developed a security practice and they have been a tremendous resource for security expertise and learning. In fact, now we obsess about protecting our critical information assets.

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CISO - Which Tribe Is Yours?

Posted by Joseph Wilson on Apr 6, 2018 12:13:38 PM

Do you ever wonder: How am I stacking up against my peers? What is everyone else doing? Am I missing something obvious? How do I improve my performance?

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End of Year Compliance Requirements: Are you Prepared?

Posted by Doug Yarabinetz on Nov 21, 2017 10:38:53 AM

Many industries face ever changing compliance requirements that they must maintain to continue smooth business operations. Three industries in particular face end of year mandates that require fast action if they haven’t already taken the steps to comply. Law enforcement, nuclear energy and government suppliers are all dealing with a December 31st deadline to meet these compliance rules.

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Topics: CJIS Compliance, DFARS, Milestone 8, CJI, CJIS Security Policy, NIST 800-171

Are You Prepared for and Compliant with the CJIS Security Policy?

Posted by Doug Yarabinetz on Oct 26, 2017 1:19:02 PM

Everyone with access to CJI is subject to be audited to ensure compliance with applicable statutes, regulations and policies. This Policy applies to every individual—contractor, private entity, noncriminal justice agency representative, or member of a criminal justice entity—with access to, or who operate in support of, criminal justice services and information. That means you!

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Topics: CJIS Security Policy, CJIS Compliance, CJI

Healthcare Industry Case Study: Cybersecurity and Risk Management

Posted by Doug Yarabinetz on Aug 1, 2017 2:42:41 PM

Many companies in the healthcare market struggle with compliance projects and finding the time and knowledgeable resources, as-well-as the budget, to adhere to government regulations in a timely manner.

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Topics: compliance mandates, FISMA Compliance, Risk Management, cybersecurity

Swiss Product Manufacturer Announces Partnership with Lynx Technology Partners To Sell Lucy!

Posted by Doug Yarabinetz on Jul 21, 2017 12:20:36 PM

ZURICH (20.7.2017) LUCY Security is growing and innovating: Certified partner in the US now delivers new anti-ransomware scenarios with LUCY V3.6. With approximately 25% of sales, the US market represents the most important market area for the Swiss product manufacturer.

The IT risk, compliance and cybersecurity company, Lynx Technology Partners, (LYNX) strengthens Lucy's existing presence in the US market.

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Topics: Security, cybersecurity

Lynx Technology Partners to Share Risk Management Insights at the 2017 Shared Assessments Summit

Posted by Doug Yarabinetz on Jun 14, 2017 9:50:02 AM

From June 26 to June 29 in Arlington, Virginia, Lynx Technology Partners team members will be among the top global risk experts discussing best practices for third party risk management at the 10th annual Shared Assessments Summit.

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Topics: Vendor Risk Management, Shared Assessments Summit, Third Party Risk Management

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: compliance, compliance mandates, Risk Management