Posts by Mike Volk

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  1. Shining Light on the Dark Web – Cyber Risk Management Strategies to Minimize Impact on Your Business

    There’s a suspicious-looking person in a trench coat typing away at a keyboard in a dark room. Are they stealing data? Selling drugs? Hiring hitmen for a job? This is what we think of when we hear the term dark web. In a recent webinar I hosted with Emily Wilson, VP of Research at Terbium […]

  2. What Is Cyber Insurance and Why Is It the New “Must Have” for Businesses?

    If you’re like millions of business people, your usual Monday morning probably consists of starting up your computer, checking email, catching up on news and trends related to your industry, logging into systems, and getting a general lay of the land to plan out your week. If your typical routine doesn’t involve technology in some […]

  3. Hard Hats and Firewalls: The Surprising Linkage between Cyber Risk Management and Workplace Safety (Part II)

    As mentioned in the first installment of this blog series, cyber risk management has become a mission-critical activity for a long-term viability of any organization, which should be driven by leadership and involve all technology users. But often, building and implementing a cyber risk management strategy is quite challenging for non-technical executives. To help, in […]

  4. Hard Hats and Firewalls: The Surprising Linkage Between Cyber Risk Management and Workplace Safety (Part I)

    If you’ve experienced a cyber event or data breach, or you understand how easy it is for one to occur, then you know that cyber risk management has become a mission-critical activity. However, unlike traditional risk management — for things like employee safety culture or physical security — cyber risk management has only recently started […]

  5. DFARS Clause 7012 and You

    Leaders are increasingly acknowledging that investing in cybersecurity is a smart business decision. They are making cyber risk management an enterprise priority and dedicating time and resources to understand their risk. For these leaders, the goal is resiliency – the ability to withstand and quickly bounce back from an incident without severe business interruption or […]

  6. Cyber Insurance: Your Backstop in Your Cyber Incident Response

    Cyber threats aren’t going away or becoming any easier to address. According to a recent study conducted by Hiscox Insurance in the past year, 72 percent of large companies in the U.S. have reported at least one attack. Sixty-eight percent of smaller U.S. companies during this same period reported at least one attack.

  7. Launching Your Cyber Risk Review

    Businesses tend to focus most on purchasing the latest technology to protect against cyber threats without fully understanding their organizational exposures. While technology is critical, it should only be a part of a holistic cyber resiliency strategy. A good place to begin for many leaders is to establish a fundamental understanding of cyber risk, how […]

  8. Demystifying Cyber Risk: Executives, champion your cyber risk management

    Effective cyber risk management involves every part of an organization. Cybersecurity policies guide employee behavior and shape culture. Cybersecurity training helps employees — from IT staff to administrative professionals to C-suite executives — understand and protect the organization from cyber threats. Technology helps enforce policies and provides essential defense and detection capabilities. But the success […]

  9. A Snapshot of Today’s Most Prevalent Cyber Threats for the Non-Technical Executive, Part 2

    In a recent blog post, we shared two prevalent cyber risks that your organization should be aware of — phishing and malware. Of course, those aren’t the only two threats you face when using technology or handling electronic data. This blog post provides an overview of two additional cyber threats to help you build a […]