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Cybersecurity Explained

By Lars Birkeland

I work with CIOs and IT managers to kick-start effective cyber risk management, ensuring operational security and growth. With over 25 years in cybersecurity, I offer an approach to turn vulnerabilities into strengths. The result is a secure business for long-term viability.

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Manage Cyber Risk for Productivity and Growth

Hi No matter how vigilant you are, a cybersecurity risk is an unavoidable aspect of what we inhabit. But here's a twist – this isn't necessarily a bad thing. In fact, managing cyber risk can significantly drive both productivity and growth – if you're smart about it. Let's unpack three strategic approaches to turn potential cyber threats into opportunities for fortifying your business. 1. Recognizing Risks as Opportunities for Improvement Most view cyber risks as daunting, overwhelming, and...

6 months ago • 2 min read

Hi Welcome to This Week’s Edition of “Cybersecurity Explained: The Sunday Edition.” No matter how robust your cybersecurity efforts are, encountering risks and vulnerabilities is an inevitable part of the journey as a CIO, Business Owner, or IT Professional. But fear not - these challenges can be transformative opportunities for growth and learning in cyber risk management. Today, let’s break down the art of navigating cybersecurity risks step by step. Mistakes in Cybersecurity: Hidden...

6 months ago • 1 min read

Hi Welcome to Cybersecurity Explained: The Sunday Edition In today's issue, we dive deep into a crucial topic that's reshaping the cybersecurity landscape: Why Current Cyber Threats Matter. The Evolving Landscape of Cyber Threats Is cybersecurity just about keeping up with the latest software updates and firewall protections? The world of cyber threats is constantly evolving, and what worked yesterday may not protect you today. Understanding the nature and significance of current cyber...

7 months ago • 1 min read

Hi Welcome to our latest “Cybersecurity Explained: The Sunday Edition” issue! This week, we're diving deep into a topic that's as dynamic as it is critical: What happens when a cyber risk changes? The Ever-Shifting Cyber Risk LandscapeEver feel like cybersecurity risks are a moving target? Well, you're not imagining things! Cyber risks are constantly evolving, and it's all because of the ever-changing interplay between three key elements: Assets, Threats, and Vulnerabilities. Individually,...

7 months ago • 1 min read

Hi Welcome to the Latest Scoop of “Cybersecurity Explained: The Sunday Edition”! Hey there, cyber enthusiasts and safety savants! Buckle up for another thrilling ride into the cyber world. Today's hot topic: As security measures tighten their grip, the role of an insider becomes a prized chess piece for those pesky threat actors. The Insider Advantage in Cybersecurity Think your fortress of firewalls and moats of malware protection are impenetrable? Think again! In the high-stakes...

7 months ago • 1 min read

Hi Welcome to our latest issue of “Cybersecurity Explained: The Sunday Edition”. Today, we're diving deep into a topic that often stirs debate in boardrooms and IT departments: the difference between compliance and actual security. This one's going to ruffle some feathers! The Mirage of Compliance-Driven SecurityHere's something you might resonate with: "We're compliant, so we must be secure, right?" It's a reassuring thought, but unfortunately, not entirely accurate. While compliance...

8 months ago • 1 min read

Hi Welcome to our latest issue of "Cybersecurity Explained: The Sunday Edition". Today, we're unraveling a concept that's rapidly reshaping the face of cybersecurity in modern enterprises: the notion that identity has become the new perimeter. The Myth of the Impenetrable FirewallHold onto your hats! If you're visualizing cybersecurity as a big ol' castle with tall walls and a moat, it's time for a reboot. Sure, firewalls and other defenses are essential, but in our world of remote work,...

8 months ago • 1 min read

Hi Welcome to our latest issue of "Cybersecurity Explained: The Sunday Edition." Today, we plunge deep into a topic that's as buzzy as your alarm clock on a Monday morning: the role of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in cybersecurity risk assessment. The Sci-Fi of Yesterday is the Reality of Today! Remember when AI was about robots taking over the world in sci-fi movies? Ah, good times. Here's a twist: AI is our sidekick in the fight against cyber threats. It might seem futuristic, but...

8 months ago • 1 min read

Hi Welcome to our latest issue of "Cybersecurity Explained: The Edition Synopsis." Today, we're diving deep into a topic that many often skims over but is absolutely critical to fortifying our digital landscapes: the hardening of servers and PCs. Beyond Just Setting Up - The Need for Hardening You've got a brand-new server or PC. You set it up, install the necessary software, and it's ready to roll, right? Not so fast! While getting the system running is a step, it’s not the final one. Many...

8 months ago • 1 min read

Hi, and a warm welcome to another riveting issue of "Cybersecurity Explained: The Sunday Edition." Today, we're about to embark on a journey into the realms of the cyber realm that often goes unnoticed but is pivotal in shaping your cybersecurity strategy: DNS filtering. DNS Filtering - Beyond the Tech Jargon Isn't cybersecurity just a universe filled with codes, firewalls, and encrypted mumbo jumbo? Think again! While those are vital elements, there's an unsung hero in the mix—DNS filtering....

9 months ago • 1 min read
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