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SME 2021 Cybersecurity Predictions

With 2020 (finally) coming to a close, It’s that time of year where small and mid-size enterprises (SMEs) reflect on the past year and plan for the future. While no one could have predicted what a wild year 2020 was, we here at Cygilant spent time thinking about the cybersecurity challenges our clients will face in 2021. So here are four predictions that SMEs should prepare for in 2021: Looking to improve your cybersecurity in 2021?

Webinar: How to affordably scale your college or university cyber team

2020 presents new challenges for IT security teams in higher education. The nature of education is being forced to change and we have to change with it. The traditional campus no longer exists. At the same time, enrollment is down and spending needs to be cut. How is it possible to keep your students and staff cyber secure? This webinar brings together experts from LogPoint, a leading SIEM provider, and Cygilant cybersecurity-as-a-service.
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Fact vs Fiction: Cybersecurity for SMEs

We’ve rounded-up the following statements around cybersecurity for small and mid-sized businesses (SMEs) that our team common hears – and we’ll tell you whether they’re fact vs. fiction. Fiction! Nearly one-third (28%) of data breaches in 2020 involved small businesses, according to Verizon Business 2020 Data Breach Investigations Report (DBIR). Today’s increasingly complex and connected cloud environment has led to a spike in SME cyberattacks.

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LogPoint Integrated with Cygilant SOCVue Platform Dashboard

One major challenge for organizations of any size is siloed data. While it may cause inefficiencies in some departments, for cybersecurity it is a big threat. When tools are all producing data, logs, etc and reporting in various places, it is hard for teams to manage and improve their security posture. That’s why today I’m pleased to announce that the LogPoint SIEM now integrates with the Cygilant SOCVue platform.

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The Business Case for Cybersecurity-as-a-Service

Look no further than the almost daily cybersecurity threats and attacks on businesses to know that cybersecurity should be at the top of every organization’s priority list. Yet, for small and medium-size businesses (SMBs) it seems to always slip down the list because cybersecurity is viewed as a sunk cost rather than an important business enabler.

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Cybersecurity Experts Discuss: Enhancing and Augmenting the Analyst

In the final blog in our cybersecurity experts discuss series, we summarize why a SIEM can enhance and augment your SOC analyst. Read what Ben Harrison, Director SOC and Security Services at Cygilant and Jake McCabe, CISSP, Presales Director at LogPoint. A modern SIEM can help make a SOC analyst more effective and productive. It should take and leverage all types of different security-related data to perform meaningful analytics.

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Cybersecurity Experts Discuss: Machine Learning for Security Applications

In a discussion between Ben Harrison, Director SOC and Security Services at Cygilant and Jake McCabe, CISSP, Presales Director at LogPoint, we summarize why machine learning and a SOC go hand in hand. Traditional SIEMs offer a rules-based approach as it looks for alerts. Because you can easily write a search, it’s very good at picking out known-bad entities. However, there are certain things that can occur which are not so black and white.

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Cybersecurity Experts Discuss: SIEM Enrichment

Ben Harrison, Director SOC and Security Services at Cygilant and Jake McCabe, CISSP, Presales Director at LogPoint discuss why SIEM enrichment is essential to cybersecurity and how it improves your SOC. A mountain of data doesn’t do businesses any good unless it is put to good use. This is why data enrichment is essential.