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Anatomy of a Cyber Attack: From ATT&CK Execution to D3FEND Countermeasures

By Afidence / February 15, 2024 / Comments Off on Anatomy of a Cyber Attack: From ATT&CK Execution to D3FEND Countermeasures

Picture it: You’ve just finished dinner with your family. You’re on the couch in your living room, winding down for the evening, when suddenly your phone goes off. It’s an alert from your security team informing you of a data breach. All of your assets are being held for ransom and you have approximately 48…

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Effective Vulnerability Management in the Age of Cyber Threats

By Afidence / February 8, 2024 / Comments Off on Effective Vulnerability Management in the Age of Cyber Threats

Effectively managing vulnerabilities is a critical component of cybersecurity. It requires continuous attention and various factors involving risk management, asset inventory, budget, time, environmental complexity and automation. The goal of a vulnerability management program is to identify, classify, remediate and maintain mitigations of all vulnerabilities throughout the environment to proactively defend against threats. Developing and…

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CMMC Framework: Enhancing Cybersecurity in Defense Contracting

By Afidence / February 1, 2024 / Comments Off on CMMC Framework: Enhancing Cybersecurity in Defense Contracting

Safeguarding sensitive information against cyber threats has become a top priority for the Department of Defense (DoD). The defense industry is a prime target for cyberattacks, including espionage, data breaches and sabotage from nation-states and various criminal entities. To tackle this challenge head-on, the DoD introduced a groundbreaking initiative known as the Cybersecurity Maturity Model…

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IT Trends With IT People: A Leadership Journey with Emily Morgan, CISO

By Afidence / January 17, 2024 / Comments Off on IT Trends With IT People: A Leadership Journey with Emily Morgan, CISO

Emily Morgan’s journey from student worker to the VP of security and chief information security officer (CISO) at Coterie, a company specializing in commercial insurance for small businesses, is a resounding ode to personal and professional growth. Her leadership philosophy, crafted by familial influences, resonates with authenticity, consistency and a profound understanding of the unique…

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Leveraging Security to Catalyze Your AI Journey: Join Us!

By Afidence / January 14, 2024 / Comments Off on Leveraging Security to Catalyze Your AI Journey: Join Us!

Calling all IT leaders and AI enthusiasts! Are you ready to supercharge your AI journey while keeping security at the forefront? Then mark your calendars for Thursday, February 15th, because Afidence has a virtual event you won’t want to miss. Leveraging Security to Catalyze Your AI Journey is more than just a catchy title –…

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Technology Augmentation: How Top IT Talent Integrates With Your In-House Team

By Afidence / December 21, 2023 / Comments Off on Technology Augmentation: How Top IT Talent Integrates With Your In-House Team

While technology augmentation is becoming an increasingly common strategy for companies looking to enhance their IT capabilities, many IT leaders find hiring to be a time-consuming hassle, especially in today’s labor market. Do you need staff in-house or should you just outsource? Should you even bother to staff up for just a short-term need? Can…

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How a Business Continuity Plan Can Help You Avoid Disaster

How Not Having a Business Continuity Plan Could Put You at Serious Risk

By Afidence / December 7, 2023 / Comments Off on How Not Having a Business Continuity Plan Could Put You at Serious Risk

For many businesses today, the ability to adapt and thrive in the face of disruptions is paramount. This is where business continuity planning (BCP) comes into play. A business continuity plan is not just about surviving unexpected events; it’s about ensuring that your organization can thrive despite disruptive incidents.  In this blog post, we explore…

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Cybersecurity Risk Management Helps Reduce Business Threats

Threats Just a Click Away? Protect Your Business With Cybersecurity Risk Management

By Afidence / November 16, 2023 / Comments Off on Threats Just a Click Away? Protect Your Business With Cybersecurity Risk Management

Unfortunately, many businesses face a host of threats that loom just a click away. The good news? You don’t have to fall victim to them. Cybersecurity risks encompass the potential of exposure or loss stemming from a cyberattack or data breach, which can result in financial, operational, legal or reputational setbacks. The key to defending…

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Stitch Up Those Software and Application Vulnerabilities with Patch Management

By Afidence / November 2, 2023 / Comments Off on Stitch Up Those Software and Application Vulnerabilities with Patch Management

Do you have defensive measures in place to shield your assets against cyber threats? Just as open windows can let in unwanted pests, software vulnerabilities can be openings for cyberattacks. Patch management is a proactive security measure that keeps windows closed to potential vulnerabilities in software, drivers and firmware.  Overall, patch management is the linchpin…

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Why and How You Should Be Using Data Encryption to Protect Your Sensitive Information

By Afidence / October 19, 2023 / Comments Off on Why and How You Should Be Using Data Encryption to Protect Your Sensitive Information

In an era where data is the lifeblood of any organization, safeguarding it has never been more critical. One of the most powerful tools at our disposal for ensuring data privacy and integrity is encryption. Data encryption, in the realm of modern cybersecurity, is akin to an impenetrable fortress protecting your sensitive information. What Is…

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