Cybersecurity Blog: The Cyber Scene is evolving, are you?

Cyber attacks are rising faster than ever, resulting in malicious threats infiltrating corporate networks and just about anything technology based. This reality has brought about a shift in the cybersecurity landscape and for good reason.

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The cyber-attack on Ukraine power centers last December — an event that took 30 substations offline and left more than 230,000 residents without power — was a rude awakening for power generation plants and distribution centers around the world. Despite being well-segmented from the control center business networks with robust firewalls — notably more secure than some U.S. operations — the network was still breached.

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An evolving threat landscape, persistent adversaries, and a shortage of talent and skills are some of the reasons security teams struggle to successfully defend their organizations. However, the biggest roadblock to a successful defense is often self-inflicted.

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Successful integration, motivated leaders, and driven employees propel Leidos to the #1 fastest growing cybersecurity consulting company


Coming in at the No. 1 spot with an astronomical growth rate of 82.1 percent year over year was Leidos. The company reported cybersecurity consulting revenues of $285 million in 2016, up from $157 million the year before. – CRN.com

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15 companies from around the globe share their Cybersecurity insights at this year’s Gartner Security and Risk Summit

Attendees from a variety of industries sat with us for a 45-minute “CISO Roundtable Chat” at the 2017 Gartner Security & Risk Management Summit.

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The word “prevention” is broadly applied in cybersecurity. It can refer to the responsibility of a technology stack to block, an analyst team to detect, or a security team to respond. Historically security prevention budgets have been dedicated to point solutions installed to keep the bad guys out. As organizations mature their cybersecurity programs they are looking for ways to leverage intel gained at the detection and response stages to enhance prevention efforts across the board.

According to RSA sponsored research, the trend in security budget spend has been moving away from a historic split of 80% prevention, 15% detection and 5% response to a more equal allocation of funds – 33% for each initiative.

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