CyberNews from JustWorks – Issue #7

Keeping you up to date on the latest in tech and cyber. Feel free to forward to interested colleagues and acquaintances.

It’s Cyber Security Awareness Month

October is Cyber Security Awareness month, and it’s no coincidence that this is also the time of year when businesses are looking to renew their insurance. We know that all those complex cyber security questions from your insurance can cause quite a fright. Especially as Lloyd’s estimates that premiums from cyber insurance policies will rise from $9 billion last year, to $25 billion in 2 years time.

It will become increasingly valuable to know where your cyber security stands. Being properly positioned can mean saving big on your insurance, making renewals less of a Trick and more of a Treat. Ask your insurance broker if having the right Security Plan in place can save you money on premiums.

We invite you and your associates to send us your Insurance questionnaires, so we can work with you to implement the rapidly advancing security standards they want to see. We have helped our customers develop strong cyber security plans that enabled them to successfully pass a variety of security assessments, and we look forward to doing the same for you.

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Learn how you can be prepared for heightening requirements with SecureWorks

Don’t Get Caught with Your Head in the Clouds

When it comes to cyber security, readiness doesn’t just mean hardware and people. Cloud services are ubiquitously used in today’s IT infrastructure, and cloud providers are having to demonstrate their cyber security posture to maintain viability for their customers IT environments. Companies are realizing that when reviewing their IT posture they need to investigate their cloud service providers with the same level of scrutiny. Forrester writes “that Successful organizations must build a robust cloud governance regime, requiring all cloud workloads to have mandatory security instrumentation and tooling built into them”. Taking the time to ensure your cloud tools and infrastructure are implementing best practices for security is crucial, because when it comes down to it, a chain is only as strong as its weakest link.

That’s why we have been leveraging Sophos Cloud Optix when our customers are evaluating their Cloud Infrastructure. Cloud Optix offers the capability of Multi-Cloud Visibility providing a single view integrating all of your cloud products. Sophos will continuously scan those environments for any vulnerabilities to make sure they are meeting current industry standards. Working seamlessly with other Sophos products like XDR and MDR, Cloud Optix provides IT Teams with enhanced levels of context when assessing threats and vulnerabilities.

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