Many organizations know they must have the basics: hire a CISO, perform a risk assessment, and find security vendors to fill up the holes. Unfortunately, these are often mere boxes to check. Impact Makers’ former CISO Cathie Brown offers a few simple considerations in each of those steps that will strengthen your cybersecurity posture, like what to look for in a robust risk assessment and a trustworthy security vendor.
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Without a doubt the advantages of migration to cloud computing and operational adoption have been a foundational game-changer for large organizations. However, cloud computing is fast becoming a change agent for Mid-Tier Enterprises (MTEs) as well.
Desktop as a Service, or ‘DaaS’, represents computers that you access over a network and remotely control just like a normal computer. That network could be the internet or a company network. You can be hundreds of miles away from a desktop.
I would like to preface this article with a disclaimer: I am not now, nor have I ever been, nor am I likely to ever be a lawyer. I haven’t even played one on TV so, take what I say with a grain of salt with regards to the legal matters. That said, I am writing from the perspective of what should be rather than what necessarily is.
On Friday May 22nd, at 3 pm, Impact Maker’s Chris Tignor, CISO & Practice Lead of Cybersecurity & Risk Management, will be speaking in a panel discussion on Cybersecurity in the Age of COVID-19: Working from Home. Don’t miss this chance to learn what cybersecurity professionals are most concerned about in the Next Normal.
We understand maintaining delivery agility when your workforce is running remote Agile is critical to your business success.
Unfortunately, circumstances both within and outside of our control often create the need for remote working arrangements. While operating Agile can be a wonderful experience, when quickly altered from physical co-location to remote Agile, there are some challenges that can impede team progress, individual performance, and the overall sense of belonging to a community.
Wednesday marked the beginning of a new decade, and perhaps the beginning of a new era in digital, as the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) went into effect as law. While the CCPA’s statutes are overly burdensome for today’s data-powered Internet economy, the law is a necessary step in restoring balance of power and trust across Internet behemoths, consumers and legislators.
We have been discussing System and Organization Controls (SOC) reports and how they can be a used to establish and maintain trust between service providers and their customers. In our first blog, we covered a basic understanding of the benefits of SOC reporting. In our second blog, we covered the various kinds and types of SOC reports as well as how they are used to support compliance requirements. In this blog, we will tackle one of the most important questions: What information is most important when reviewing a SOC report?
As noted in our earlier blog, System and Organization Controls (SOC) can be helpful tool in establishing and maintaining trust between service providers and their customers. Yet there are still a lot of questions around SOC reporting: Which SOC report is right for my organization?
The rise in cloud-based technology and third-party solutions increases both the complexity and uncertainty of security and compliance responsibilities. Service providers and their customers need to understand how responsibilities are shared and split. This includes Software as a Service (SaaS), Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), as well as operational solutions, such as credit card processing and billing, and IT, such as security monitoring and hosting services.
Here at Impact Makers, we like to shine a light on the incredible people we are lucky enough to call coworkers and friends. Today, we explore the life and career of our most recent “Employee of the Quarter” (2019 Q3), Karen Akens, who earned this distinction for her impressive involvement in our business development efforts across numerous active projects and pursuit teams.
What does it mean to ‘rock’ at Agile Project Management? Aligning with the three areas of the Talent Triangle takes agile beyond the mediocrity of ‘just doing agile’ and to the next level, the Rock Star enterprise level.
Below are our Senior Vice President, Jim Blizzard’s Top 7 ways to be an Enterprise Agile Rock Star.