Optimism bias won’t save you

With cybersecurity still a hot topic, news alerts about the latest data breach or security incident are hard to miss. Yet, even whilst being bombarded with these types of news items, many companies still think that they’re somehow immune to such threats.

This optimism bias tends to come in three different flavors.

Ransomware

Ransomware: To pay or not to pay

Let’s assume for a moment that, one day, perhaps sooner, perhaps later, you will face the reality of a ransomware attack. Chances are that, in the moment, your cybersecurity team will turn to you as the decision maker.

Navigating Zero Trust – Part 1

Though Zero Trust is here to stay, that doesn’t mean implementation is easy. Rob Maas is one of the leading Zero Trust consultants and the Field CTO at ON2IT. In this blog series, he’ll provide background and tips based on his years of practical experience implementing Zero Trust.

Samantha is leaving – The harsh reality of the IT-staff shortage

The shortage of staff in the IT market is nothing new: companies struggle to find and maintain good IT staff, a lack of specific knowledge and skills amongst IT staff makes a large number of job ads hard to fill and it’s becoming more and more normal to regularly switch jobs. Perhaps you’ve even heard of the jobs on the black market that pay better than any normal IT job.

The impact of cybersecurity on your organization’s profit

Return on Investment (ROI) in the context of cybersecurity measures is a hot subject. Which makes sense, as technology providers don’t want to position cybersecurity as a cost with no return. But how accurate is that discussion?

This should keep you up at night as a CEO: cybersecurity on pager duty

Strangely, most companies, including larger organizations, have set up their cybersecurity according to the above pager duty model. Truly incomprehensible, as cold statistics tell you that ransomware, data theft or cyber sabotage are a great threat to continuity than the traditional calamities that we do adequately deal with.