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The culture shock (Part 2)

In part 1, I discussed the importance of understanding your company’s culture when embarking on a security project as this can be the key to success or failure. In this blog, I’ll take a closer look at the five key areas you should pay particular attention to.

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The culture shock (Part 1)

In this blog post, I want to share some of my experiences on how company culture can kill a security project, especially when removing admin rights.

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The endpoint security paradox

One thing that troubles me when speaking to clients, from SMBs to truly global enterprises, is a number of times I see technology driving security strategies and not the business requirements. So many organizations work in silos and not co-ordinating their IT security strategy. It is important to understand WHY you are embarking on a particular security project and how this fits with the wider strategic goals of your company. This, of course, takes longer to start with but significantly shortens deployment life cycles and wasted effort.

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Taking stock of National Cyber Security Awareness Month

The past month has been national cyber security awareness month in the US, this was designated by President Obama to engage and educate the public and private sector in cyber threats and online safety. Although the message of cyber awareness month is a positive one it has been somewhat overshadowed with media coverage dominated by cyber-attacks and data breaches.

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A coffee with Graham Cluley

Organizations, security professionals and vendors are in a constant battle to keep up with an evolving environment of advanced threats and malware strains. It seems as soon as we catch up with the cyber criminals, they shift up a gear. At the recent Gartner Security and Risk Management Summit in London, Avecto grabbed a coffee with the renowned security blogger and independent analyst, Graham Cluley, to take a pulse check of enterprise security.

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