Resources & Industry News

SLATE understands how challenging it is to keep up with industry news regarding the latest threats, attacks, emerging and potential threats. The following links are great resources for our staff and customers in helping to understand the current landscape in the Cybersecurity space. Each link has a specialized focus that contains great information. Check back frequently to see additional resources and to keep up with our latest blog posts!

  Mitigating threats of a cyber attack is done by properly educating your employees with how to identify a potential attack. Using a Phishing Attack as an example, if you have not implemented an effective training program, potential attacks will continue to exploit weaknesses and run a successful campaign against the organization. A proper awareness […]

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  Slate had the honer of being part of a cyber panel discussing the threat landscape during this Pandemic. Make sure to take some time out and watch our recommendations to minimize your security footprint…        

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There isn’t any single person or company knows everything…. If they claim that they do, find another firm to assist in your path to a stable and healthy security posture. Throughout the years in this field, I have seen and worked on a lot of programs within a vast array of markets. As Slate grew […]

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As we move to what seems to be a semi-permanent Remote Workforce due to the recent health scare, CISOs and Security Teams are trying to keep up with the change that is occurring at a very fast pace. Our job in cybersecurity is to reduce the Cyber Threats as much as possible, while continuing to […]

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If your organization works on a government contract, you must comply with the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS). When following the security controls within NIST’s SP 800-171, you must report your level of compliance to the government. This became a requirement at the end of the 2017 calendar year. It may seem overwhelming but […]

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Our staff, as a whole, is our weakest link when it comes to the security posture of the organization. It is our staff that lets their guard down due to workload and it is our staff that configures and deploys our information systems across the enterprise. Most people think that our IT Department is the […]

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Many executives receive a great deal of data from CSO’s but the majority of instance, they are based on compliance rules put forth in the organization. While it is important to know the completeness of these controls, those metrics can be difficult for the executive team to quantify or fully understand how they relate to […]

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As Slate continues to grow as a trusted partner with our clients, it has become evident that most organizations are looking for the “check the box” approach. In most cases, it is not due to the organization trying to just get by with the minimum required actions, but rather their lack of knowledge with what […]

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Verizon has just published their annual Data Breach Report. The report was written by compiling data from 41,686 security incidents and 2,013 data breaches. Verizon was able to isolate specific data points from the compiled data, giving organizations the ability to know where they should focus their attention. They found that even though most attacks […]

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A few weeks ago, I had recommended to a client that they should purchase Insurance instead of implementing specific controls in their environment to mitigate a particular risk. The client was not aware that this was an option and thought that General Liability Insurance provided coverage. Once I explained that liability insurance is very limited […]

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