Posts by Mike Volk

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  1. How to Prevent Ransomware Attacks

    Cyber risk is real and evolving. In today’s interconnected digital world, all businesses that use technology and handle sensitive data are exposed to cyber risks. According to the 2019 Verizon Data Breach Investigations report, 56% of breaches took months or longer to discover. The 2020 Verizon report finds that Phishing was the top threat behind […]

  2. COVID-19: 5 Cybersecurity Risks You Need to Consider

    Remember when we said that cybersecurity risks are important to pay attention to? Well, now is the time to listen. As you are probably reading this from your basement, kitchen table, or makeshift office, I don’t need to tell you that COVID-19 has changed the way we work literally overnight. Not only do many of […]

  3. 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 […]

  4. 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 […]

  5. Cybersecurity Risk Management Plans and Workplace Safety Part 2

    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 cybersecurity risk management plan is quite challenging for non-technical executives. To help, in […]

  6. Cybersecurity Risk Management Plans and Workplace Safety

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

  7. 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 […]

  8. 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.

  9. 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 […]