“Organizations should focus first on protecting heartbeat user identities with strong identity governance, multifactor authentication and privileged command escalation roles,” says Kayne McGladrey (@kaynemcgladrey), director of information security services at Integral Partners.“Nonheartbeat users, such as service accounts and shared accounts, require protection levels that include vaulting and automatic password rotation, on a defined schedule.”

Mind the gap: three actions to take today based on AT&T’s latest Cybersecurity Insights report

Taking these three actions immediately — investing in both cyber liability insurance and cybersecurity, investing in a trusted consulting firm, and getting people emotionally invested in cybersecurity training — will not prevent the next breach. However, these actions make it exponentially more expensive for criminals to breach your organization and are the socially responsible course of action to protect both your organization’s reputation and the public.

We made it to 20 episodes! I know some people don't like it when you talk about milestones like this, but I'm doubly excited for this one because I finally get to publish my interview with Kayne McGladrey from Integral Partners. I know many of your have been scrambling to finish up the quarter or fiscal year, depending on your industry, so hopefully this will give you an opportunity to sit back, relax, and listen to the excellent information that Kayne provided.

Kayne McGladrey (@kaynemcgladrey), director of information security services at Integral Partners, notes that, for several years, we’ve been hearing predictions about millions of Internet of Things (IoT) devices with poor security joining networks and providing an easy attack vector for third parties.

“Printers are a culturally trusted technology because they’re perceived as not being new,” he says. “However, this doesn’t mean that modern organizations should not consider printers separately from a comprehensive strategy for the IoT.”

Do these three things if you are affected by the Equifax breach

This is a breach that will live with Americans for decades as we cannot change our social security numbers. It is unconscionable and irresponsible to offer a meager year of a service that will tell consumers that their identities have been stolen and misused by criminals. It’s then up to the consumers to sort it out.

Here are three things that you can do today to prevent this breach from affecting you and your family.

Smart Office Controls

Forget light switches and thermostat buttons in the office. IoT sensors can control when lights go on and off, as well as heating and cooling in the office. Lights can go on and off based on your location.