March Newsletter – Spring Dance

By March 25, 2022April 1st, 2022Newsletter
Spring is upon us and with it March Madness. And as always with the Big Dance, there’s a Cinderella that’s busting brackets: St. Peter’s stunned 2-seed Kentucky and then 7-seed Murray State and is only the third 15-seed to ever make the Sweet 16. Regardless the outcome of their game later today, it’s certainly a reason to celebrate for the Peacocks.

Another underdog to root for during Spring here in Chicago: warmer weather. And with it I’m happy to say we’re having our first gathering for Cyber Security Made Social at District Brew Yards – a beer hall with BBQ and a patio with a skyline view to boot. Despite the temps heating up, the brews will be cold!

Cyber Insurance

As the threat landscape evolves, companies are questioning if cyber insurance is worth it – in just Q3 of 2021, premiums increased a record 27.6%. “It can be a safety net, but in addition to the higher premiums, more stringent criteria, and the target it puts on your back, insurance isn’t enough to ensure overall resiliency.”

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#1 OT Target

According to 2021 incident response reports, the hottest OT target is now the manufacturing sector — weapon of choice: ransomware. Attackers are taking advantage of the increased pressure on manufacturers during the pandemic, as they can’t afford downtime with squeezed supply chains.

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New SEC Rules

“New rules proposed by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) that would force a prompt disclosure of major cyberattacks are expected to drive a dramatic improvement in security posture among U.S. companies,” cyber industry executives told VentureBeat.

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Banter, Brews & BBQ

Spring has almost sprung! So we’re gathering in April to welcome the warmer weather in the best way: with cyber security banter, tasty craft brews, and delicious BBQ at District Brew Yards for Cyber Security Made Social.

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Chris Plunkett

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