Round Up: Mikaela’s Cyber Round Up | No.1

GuardSight Selected as Finalist for CISO Choice Awards

GuardSight, Inc. is proud to be selected as a CISO Choice Awards 2020 Finalist! Congratulations to the other accomplished finalists. Thank you to Security Current, its Board of Judges, and YL Ventures for taking the time to evaluate this exceptional group of companies!

51% of businesses have been impacted
by ransomware in the last year 

Average and Median Ransom Payments Up in 2020

  • The average ransom payment was $233,817 in the Q3, up 31% from Q2 
  • 61% of ransomware victims reported annual revenues of less than $50 million
  • Nearly 50% all ransomware cases included the threat to release exfiltrated and encrypted data

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5 Reads Suggested by GuardSight’s Cybersecurity Experts

  • @War: The Rise of the Military Internet Complex by Shane Harris
  • Ghost in the Wires by Kevin Mitnick
  • The Phoenix Project by Gene Kim
  • Hatching Twitter by Nick Bilton
  • The American Kingpin by Nick Bilton

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GuardSight analysts Marshall Bull, Rylan Wallace, Alvaro Piñeiro, and Nathan Coats
(left to right) guide Red Team/Blue Team exercises at Launch High School in Cedar City, Utah.

Operation Smokewagon

GuardSight Team Guides Cybersecurity Exercises at Local High School

“Kids today have an aptitude for technology but don’t have as much opportunity to get hands-on with real-world experiences. The program provides precisely this opportunity. I would have loved to have something like this when I was in high school.”

Nathan Coats – Senior Cybersecurity Analyst at GuardSight

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