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3 Key Guidelines for CISOs in the Era of the Cloud

Before the cloud, most business chose to store their data on internal servers they managed. Because of this, accessibility typically was limited to helping reduce how vulnerable a business's information was to hackers. With the inception of the cloud, companies have poured billions of dollars into this technology and the corresponding cyber security features. As information is instantly sharable anywhere in the globe and potentially no longer locally managed, this exposes vulnerabilities for both users and their companies. As the needs grow for access and data management including these enhanced security features, it was the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) and his or her team that were delegated with the task of information security, storage, and data protection.

From the vantage point of the CISO, a growing concern may stem from not just having an increased budget for cyber security concerns, but having solutions that do not constrict operational efficiency. Problems exist with ill-fitting security products that aren't tuned to meet the customers or business needs. To help CISOs target the most important cloud security features they need and to give them the protection they require for their compliance departments, best practices and regulations, they may need the help of a third-party agency, testing and process improvement. The goal is balancing security with functionality.

Here's how to accomplish just that.

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5 Benefits of Having a Proactive Incident Response Plan

As technology changes and evolves, staying up to date means continuing to grow, develop, and improve practices to mitigate risk. This leads to multiple methods available for securing and protecting your environment, and, unfortunately, expanding opportunities for security threats. No matter how hard you work, even the best network in the world isn't immune to incidents.

Taking a proactive approach to security is often a big part of standing fast against threats. Too many companies take a reactive approach, creating strategies of attack if a breach occurs. Unfortunately, this leaves your systems vulnerable; the mindset of "if" versus "when" can put blinders on, obscuring an ability to foresee danger on the horizon. A proactive incident response plan takes an alternate stance, admitting that the possibility of a threat is always lingering and thus focuses on preparing a system accordingly.

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