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Cybersecurity Tabletop Exercises: Ensuring Tangible Success in a Virtual World

Read the transcript from our live Cyber Insights webinar, broadcasted by Apptega on Tuesday, September 1, 2020. The webinar features Benjamin Gilbert with the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency; Markt Houpt, the CISO for Databank; and Ronnie Munn, CISO for MCPc.

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The Easiest Way to Pass an SEC Audit

SEC Queries Investment Advisers About Cloud Data Security. Find out how to pass an SEC audit in one click with cybersecurity management software.

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Using Frameworks to Navigate the Convergence of Data Privacy & Cybersecurity | Apptega

A number of new and changing laws are blurring the lines between privacy and security. Read Apptega's tips for navigating these changes with the right cybersecurity framework.

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Managing Cybersecurity Frameworks to Reduce Third-Party Risk | Apptega

Third-party relationships can create risk and the potential for cyber attacks. Read how cybersecurity frameworks can help you lessen these third-party risks.

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Managing Cybersecurity Risks Up & Down the Supply Chain | Apptega

Developing comprehensive security & risk assessment programs is a challenge. Read our post on the risks of third-party relationships and potential breaches.

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COVID-19 Uncertainties Fuel Ransomware Attacks & Phishing Schemes | Apptega

Organizations have seen an increase in ransomware attacks & phishing schemes in light of COVID-19. Read how you can protect your organization from cyber-attacks and lessen risk.

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COVID-19 Cybersecurity for Remote Teams | Apptega

COVID-19 safety measures have made remote working the new normal. Read Apptega's insights on cybersecurity for telecommuting.

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Cybersecurity Desk Audits to Slow the Spread of COVID-19 | Apptega

Apptega examines the increase in cyber threats while organizations social distance. Read how cybersecurity desk audits may be the solution to your problems.

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CMMC Compliance Required for Government Contractors & Subcontractors | Apptega

Federal government contractors & subcontractors with access to sensitive data are required to be CMMC certified. Read Apptega's tips on how you can prepare for this mandatory compliance.

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Cyber Attacks - How You Should Respond | Apptega

Is your organization prepared to respond to cyber attacks? Read Apptega's tips on the Do's and Don'ts of handling a cyber attack.

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CCPA Compliance Tips for Organizations | Apptega

Apptega examines the CCPA and its push to protect personal information. Read our tips to ensure your organization meets CCPA compliance requirements.

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Cybersecurity for Real Estate Companies - It's Worth it | Apptega

Why is the real estate industry a target for cybersecurity threats? Read Apptega's insights on why the industry is a target, and tips to fight cyber attacks.

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CIS V7 - What you Need to Know | Apptega

Apptega examines CIS V7 and its key principles. Read our highlights on the framework, and how these new security recommendations apply to your organization.

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How to Increase HIPAA Compliance & Cybersecurity | Apptega

The healthcare system is a common target of data breaches and is on the rise. Read Apptega's on meeting HIPAA compliance requirements & maintaining digital security.

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PCI Compliance - 9 Quick Tips

Apptega examines PCI DSS compliance requirements and levels, and who this compliance framework applies to. Read what happens in cases of non-compliance, and our tips to avoid it.

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Why Use NIST 800-53? | Apptega

What is NIST 800-53 and why is this cybersecurity framework important? Read Apptega's insights on the benefits of NIST 800-53 compliance.

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Should My Business Become ISO 27001 Certified? | Apptega

ISO 27001 allows organizations to show their commitment to managing information security. Read Apptega's 10 steps on becoming ISO/IEC 27001 certification.

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Malware Policy - Make Life Easier with a Good Policy | Apptega

Malware prevention is a constant process that requires organizations to be vigilant. Read about Apptega's malware policy template and management tools to help you get started.

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8 Reasons Cybersecurity Pros Are Breaking Up with Excel | Apptega

Why are cybersecurity pros breaking up with Excel? Read Apptega's insights on the Excel problem, and why it's time for your organization to upgrade.

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Ohio Data Protection Act - Complying with Safe Harbor | Apptega

Ohio's Data Protection Act provides safe harbor from breaches if organizations meet cybersecurity compliance requirements. Read how your organization can take advantage of this provision.

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Understanding NYDFS's 23 NYCRR 500 Cybersecurity Regulations | Apptega

NYDFS's 23 NYCRR 500 lists cybersecurity requirements for companies in the financial industry. Read how companies must be a cybersecurity program & policy, and how Apptega can help.

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Internal Audit & IT Should Fight Cyber Breaches Together | Apptega

Cross-collaboration between stakeholders is important for cybersecurity management. Read Apptega's insights on creating a symbiotic relationship between IT and internal audit.

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How Cybersecurity Affects Mergers & Acquisitions | Apptega

Analyzing cybersecurity is a critical step for companies doing mergers & acquisitions. Read Apptega's insights on the importance of cybersecurity reviews and any potential risks.

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Cybersecurity with Change & Configuration Management | Apptega

Change and configuration management has strong connections to audit requirements for almost all security frameworks and regulations. Read Apptega's insights on cybersecurity management and what the future will look like.

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SOC 2 Audit Explained for SaaS Companies | Apptega

SOC 2 audits allow SaaS companies to meet cybersecurity compliance requirements. Read Apptega's insights on if a SOC 2 audit is right for your business, and how we can help you set it up.

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Endpoint Security - Everything You Never Knew About | Apptega

What is endpoint security and why is it important? Read Apptega's take on endpoint security and why your organization should implement it.

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Which Cybersecurity Framework is Right for You? | Apptega

With so many cybersecurity frameworks, finding the right one for your organization can be overwhelming. Read Apptega's insights on these frameworks, and how we can help you choose.

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Get More Money for Your Cybersecurity Budget | Apptega

Organizations without a clear cybersecurity plan may have to deal with the aftermath of data breaches. Read Apptega's tips to help you allocate more money for your cybersecurity budget.

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Why Law Firms Need to Get Their Cybersecurity House in Order | Apptega

Industries must prioritize cybersecurity and prevent data breaches. Read how cyber attacks are targeting law firms, and how Apptega's cybersecurity management platform can help.

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Nonprofits Need Risk Assessments & Strong Cybersecurity | Apptega

Nonprofits risk of data breaches could negatively impact their reputation. Read Apptega's tips on preventing cyber attacks with cybersecurity frameworks and how we can help.

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Cybersecurity Vendors - How CIOs are Managing It | Apptega

Vendor saturation is one of the biggest challenges the cybersecurity market is facing. Read Apptega's five tips on sorting through all of them.

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How to Overcome the Security Talent Shortage | Apptega

Companies have faced a shortage of trained, certified, and available cybersecurity experts. Read Apptega's three takes on what's causing the security talent shortage.

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How to Present Your Cybersecurity Program to the Board of Directors | Apptega

Presenting cybersecurity to your Board of Directors and stakeholders can be difficult. Read Apptega's five tips on effectively presenting your case to deliver your message clearly.

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