Posts written by Nick McCourt, vCISO at Integris

Cybersecurity: The Operating Expense that Makes You Money

Cybersecurity: The Operating Expense that Makes You Money

Honestly, it can get a bit overwhelming for all those businesses out there, being asked to pony up for yet another “must-have” cybersecurity tool. I get it. But, as you’re getting out the corporate credit card for your next cybersecurity upgrade, I’d urge you to stop thinking of that spend as just another overhead expense. Instead, why not flip that assumption upside down? Have you considered all the ways that your cybersecurity program might actually be making you money?

The Futility of Firewalls

The Futility of Firewalls

A firewall for any growing organization is supposed to be the first step of many. A few organization leaders reading this may sigh in frustration, thinking about how this is a long journey ahead, and budget and time are against them. But if you want to succeed at keeping your company safe, I’d encourage you to get out of the “blue car” mentality, and start thinking of your digital assets as your company’s castle—a place where your business is both stored and defended. 

On Coffeemakers, Quick Start Guides, and Why the Missing Piece in Your Vulnerability Scan Is Your MSP

On Coffeemakers, Quick Start Guides, and Why the Missing Piece in Your Vulnerability Scan Is Your MSP

In this complicated world, a quick start guide can make all the difference. So why then, are so many cybersecurity companies missing the opportunity to use that “quick start guide” mentality to create reports a company can actually act upon? If you have a vulnerability scanning and reporting program, you owe it to yourself to have an MSP that owns the program, can analyze the reams and reams of information that come in from it, and issue some doable suggestions for correcting your vulnerabilities. But before we get into all that, let’s first talk about what a vulnerability scan can do for your organization.