Resolve to Strengthen and Defend the Global Supply Chain

Defend the Global Supply Chain

Resolve to Strengthen and Defend the Global Supply Chain Chris Swagler | July 15th, 2024   Every new year brings with it new causes to celebrate and numerous sets of new challenges. Though it is necessary to look and move forward, it is also important to remain connected to past lessons and experiences. This is […]

Mitigate Cyber Risk by Building a Security Program Focused on the Basics

Mitigate Cyber Risk by Building a Security Program Focused on the Basics Chris Swagler | July 15th, 2024   Cyber threats are top of mind for many individuals, businesses, and public entities. The Global Risks Report 2024 version from the World Economic Forum identified “cyber insecurity” as the 4th most severe short-term and 8th in […]

Managing Third-Party Risk Poses Significant Challenges for Contracting Businesses

Managing Third Party Risk

Managing Third-Party Risk Poses Significant Challenges for Contracting Businesses Chris Swagler | July 11th, 2024   It is all too common for organizational narratives to go something like this: A contractor for a construction firm requests an electronic payment for work performed, a departure from the process of sending paper checks at steady intervals. The […]

Effective Healthcare Requires Strengthened Cybersecurity for Patient Care and Protection

effective healthcare

Effective Healthcare Requires Strengthened Cybersecurity for Patient Care and Protection Chris Swagler | July 11th, 2024   It would be a tremendous understatement to say that the healthcare system is essential for both robust economic activity and individual quality of life. The size and nature of the sector demonstrates this fact. A significant societal and […]

CDK Global Cyberattack, FTC Safeguards, and How SpearTip Can Help

CDK Global Cyberattack

CDK Global Cyberattack, FTC Safeguards, and How SpearTip Can Help Chris Swagler | June 20th, 2024   A global car dealership SaaS (Software as a Service) Provider, CDK Global, was hit with a cyberattack affecting dealership operations, including CRM (Customer Relationship Management), financing, payroll, support and service, inventory, and back-office operations. Other reports indicate an […]

Examining the SaaS Landscape Through the Annual Security Survey Report

SaaS Landscape

Examining the SaaS Landscape Through the Annual Security Survey Report Chris Swagler | June 20th, 2024   Imagine a world where data flows seamlessly, businesses scale effortlessly, and innovation is boundless, all thanks to the marvel of a ubiquitous and amorphous Cloud. Since its inception, cloud computing has not only revolutionized the way we store […]

Building a Strong Organizational Culture to Manage Cyber Risk

Building a Strong Organizational Culture

Building a Strong Organizational Culture to Manage Cyber Risk   Chris Swagler | June 6th, 2024Maintaining a strong cybersecurity posture is more necessary than ever for businesses looking to grow within the market and provide excellent service to their customers. As cyber threats become more sophisticated and the resulting damage continues to increase, both financially […]

NIST Cybersecurity Framework 2.0 and Its Value for Organizations

NIST Cybersecurity Framework

NIST Cybersecurity Framework 2.0 and Its Value for Organizations   Chris Swagler | May 23rd, 2024 The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Cybersecurity Framework (CFS) 2.0 was launched in late February of this year with the first significant revisions to its decade old initial framework1. It is difficult to overstate the importance of […]

Multi-Factor Authentication and Its Role In Creating a Resilient Security Posture

Multi-Factor Authentication

Multi-Factor Authentication and Its Role In Creating a Resilient Security Posture Chris Swagler | May 9th, 2024   Within the barrage of headlines, stories, and lived experiences regarding identity theft and cyberattacks, there are often key themes worth exploring. For instance, the recent admission by the CEO of UnitedHealth Group, as reported in a CBS […]

Lessons Learned from a Spate of Recent and Significant Cyberattacks

Significant Cyberattacks

Lessons Learned from a Spate of Recent and Significant Cyberattacks Chris Swagler | April 25th, 2024   For researchers, security providers, business leaders, and consumers, the constant barrage of news regarding data breaches and cybersecurity incidents is enough to cause some sleepless nights. This is especially the case regarding critical cyberattacks against some of the […]