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Cyber security activities to perform during the coronavirus…

The current economic slowdown hasn’t stopped cyber crime. If anything, the need for short-term cash is providing idle, skilled, threat actors a substantial motivation to engage in criminal cyber activities. The following Practical Advice series offers some tips for how to defend your organization during these turbulent economic and social distancing disruptions.


As the pace of security breaches keeps on expanding, so does the variety of attacks and the advances and procedures set up to counteract them. However, the top threats in the following couple of years will probably be from a kind of hack known to security experts today.

Through 2020, 99% of vulnerabilities exploited will keep on being ones known by security and IT experts for at least one year. Organizations should remain focused on fixing the vulnerabilities they know exist. While these vulnerabilities are barely noticeable, they’re additionally simpler and cheaper to fix than to mitigate. Let’s have a look at some more cybersecurity trends to watch out in 2020.

7th Annual NTXISSA Cyber Security Conference at Collin College Spring Creek Campus November 15th, 2019

The North Texas Chapter of ISSA and the Collin College Student Chapter of North Texas ISSA are pleased to present our seventh Cyber Security Conference on November 15, 2019 at Collin College’s Spring Creek campus. This annual, all-day event is full of great content presented by information security professionals and includes a host of panels and hands-on training opportunities. Attendees who take part in all conference activities can earn up to 8 CPE credits. Last year over 650 attendees from the Dallas/Fort-Worth area and beyond came together to learn, share knowledge, and support a great cause. All proceeds for the NTXISSA CSC7 benefit the Collin College CyberSecurity Scholarship Fund to encourage and support the next generation of security professionals.

Registration is now open.

How 3rd Party Risk Assessments Can Help Reduce Your Cyber Insurance Premiums

In light of all of the attacks and breaches, although expensive, many organizations are purchasing cyber insurance along with other insurance coverage. How can organizations reduce insurance premiums by reducing claims and costs of a breach? Below are some very basic actions that organizations can take to lower premiums.

How to Get Employees on Board With Cybersecurity Awareness Training

Your employees are your greatest asset – and your greatest security risk. According to a recent study, 84 percent of C-suite managers identify employee negligence as their biggest information security threat.

Enforcing a cybersecurity awareness training program is a necessary step to securing your IP and company data. But motivating your entire organization to care about cybersecurity and follow the rules is no easy feat.

In this blog, we’ll show you how to build a resilient cybersecurity awareness training program that promotes better security habits and reduces risk across your organization.

What you need to know (and do) about cybersecurity training

Why should you offer cybersecurity awareness training for employees?
Security awareness topics to include in your employee training
Top tactics and best practices for cybersecurity training for employees

9 Reasons Why Every Company Needs a Risk Management Plan
A risk management plan helps companies identify risk
When a business is aware of the potential risks that are associated with their business, it is easier to take steps to avoid them.
Knowing the risks makes it possible for the managers of the business to formulate a plan for lessening the negative impact of them.

The Value of a Cybersecurity Risk Assessment

Identify potential threats
Identify vulnerabilities
Predict the impact of threats
Provide threat recovery options

Key Cybersecurity and Data Privacy Trends to Watch for in 2020
– Workers are scared of losing their jobs to AI.
– 2020 vision – looking ahead to the security of the future.
– Schools are facing more cyberattacks than ever.
– AWS hit by DDoS attack.


1. Your own security team is overworked and can’t get to it.
2. You want an objective, 3rd party view of how vulnerable your organization is to cyber threats.
3. You want to know how diligent the security efforts are of a prospective supplier, merger partner, or acquisition target before you provide them access to your network.
4. You want to avoid the downtime, forensic analysis, loss of reputation, and potential lawsuit that could come from data security negligence.
5. You want an advantage over key competitors.