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What is Zero Trust? Tips for the Average Organization

Is the network perimeter dead, or just distributed?

In the earliest days of digital networking, organizations used firewalls as a boundary wall between an organization and the outside risks posed by the internet. It was a security framework that worked well at first — so well, in fact, that the perimeter-first ideology has persisted even to this day, despite the evidence that this approach is no...

Posted on September 30, 2022

Your Role in Cybersecurity

Cybersecurity is complex and constantly changing, so as the threats continue to rise, you may wonder, "whose responsibility is cybersecurity?"

Posted on September 27, 2022

Cyber Insurance: Using a ‘Compliance First’ Strategy

A ‘Compliance First’ Mindset Limits Liabilities for Organizations Like Yours

By adopting a Compliance First strategy when choosing solutions and vendors, you can identify those that do not comply with your requirements & eliminate them in order to be prepared for your cyber insurance questionnaires. It also means evaluating your current solutions and vendors and replacing those that cannot...

Posted on August 22, 2022

How Your Risk Affects Cyber Liability Insurance

If you think that your cybersecurity insurance claim will be cleared with no questions asked, think again. While reviewing your claim, your cyber insurance provider will assess whether you took “due care” to protect your business from being compromised by a cyberattack. While having a cyber liability insurance policy is non-negotiable today, you cannot be fully assured that your insurer will...

Posted on August 18, 2022

Understanding Cyber Liability Insurance

Like other insurance models, cyber insurance (also referred to as cyber liability insurance or data breach insurance) provides coverage for a type of loss. In the case of cyber liability insurance, this type of loss would include the impact of data breaches and cyberattacks. In this article, we'll cover the top-asked questions about cyber insurance and some expert tips for getting the right...

Posted on August 15, 2022

How to Pass Cybersecurity Insurance Requirements

Cyber insurance (also referred to as cyber liability insurance or data breach insurance) provides coverage for the impact of data breaches and cyberattacks. In recent years, cyber insurance brokerages have begun to recognize that security controls which reduce risk and liability are foundational to every organization's security posture. 

Posted on August 02, 2022

What to Expect at Your Next Cyber Insurance Renewal

When applying for cybersecurity insurance this year, many organizations were surprised by new protocols during the security interview. What is causing this, and what are some of the new changes to cyber insurance renewals to be on the lookout for? Here's what we've found.

 

Rising Cybersecurity Incidents

After the COVID-19 pandemic began, organizations have seen an increase in cyberattacks due...

Posted on August 01, 2022

5 Cyber Insurance Requirements You Need to Know

Clients have been engaging our team for assistance with cybersecurity insurance renewals with increased frequency, which has raised the question: Why? Is it that...

Posted on July 27, 2022

5 Qualities of a Good Penetration Test

Penetration tests are considered one of the best returns on investment for a security program because they provide verified, immediate, and actionable data to better secure your environment.

Posted on July 14, 2022

Enterprise Security: The Most Common Threats and How to Avoid Them

In 2021, cybercriminals targeted high-profile companies such as MicrosoftThe Colonial Pipeline, and Kaseya, proving they weren't afraid to take on organizations both large and small. These breaches sent shockwaves through global supply chains and networks, causing business owners to realize that strong cybersecurity measures have never been more urgent.  

Posted on March 25, 2022

Disaster Recovery with Azure Site Recovery Service

When tragedy strikes, businesses rely on solid disaster recovery (DRP) and business continuity (BCP) plans. Typically, strategies for fail-over and recovery can be a manual process that is time-consuming. By utilizing Azure Site Recovery Service (ASR), IT teams are able to automate and provide various recovery options.

Posted on March 23, 2022

Azure Admins: P@ssw0rd is Not a Good Password

Let’s face it, we use personal identification numbers (PINs), passwords, and passphrases for everyday life: grabbing some cash at the ATM, online shopping, and of course, logging into the domain at work. As frustrating as it can be to maintain all of these passwords, we understand that they exist so that we can protect ourselves personally and our organization at work. As IT professionals – we...

Posted on March 14, 2022

Heightened Cybersecurity Awareness: Russia-Ukraine Conflict

As the eyes of the world remain focused on the escalating conflict between Russia and Ukraine, cyberattacks are top of mind for professionals in the security sector, including the experts here at Ascend Technologies.

Posted on February 25, 2022

Breaking Down Endpoint Security

The 2021 statistics on cyberattacks were exceedingly grim. 

Posted on February 16, 2022

2021 Holiday Security Guide

Ascend wants you to stay secure this holiday season. The end of the year brings with it a dramatic increase in cybersecurity events. So how do you handle these holiday hackers? Keep these tips in mind to stay secure in the New Year.

Posted on December 14, 2021

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