By The Structured Security Team -- Experts agree, it isn't a matter of if your organization will come against a cybersecurity threat, it's a matter of when. And companies that provide cybersecurity insurance are passing along the costs, increasing premiums to combat the risk of increasing payouts. Cybersecurity Insurance Costs Are Increasing Rapidly Cybersecurity insurance costs are increasing dramatically for organizations across the globe. According to a report by Standard & Poor's Corp. published earlier this year, "Cyber insurance premiums, which now total about $5 billion annually, will increase 20% to 30% per year on average in the near future." This is partly due to increased claim frequency, the severity of these claims, and the uncertain nature and definition of cyber risk within the insurance industry itself. Another report, the Marsh Global Insurance Market Index, found that cyber insurance costs aren't plateauing like the costs in other markets. In fact, in the first quarter of 2021, prices generally increased by 35% in the U.S. and 29% in the U.K. Why the Increase in Cybersecurity Insurance Costs? As previously stated, the rise can be partly attributed to increased claim frequency and the severity of the claims filed. Here is a deeper…

The Amazing Upside of Millimeter Wave P2P/P2MP Links


Millimeter Wave

By Jed Rabe, Senior Wireless Engineer, CWNE#280, ACDX#925, ACMPV8 -- DEFINITION: A band of spectrum which utilizes wavelengths from 30GHz to 300GHz. The wave lengths are between ten to one millimeter in length. The millimeter wave band is above the micro-wave band and is typically used for similar applications.  Background: Recently I was involved in…

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Protect Identities with MFA, Validation and Strict Management


National Identity Management Day 2021

By Brad Pierce, Structured Managing Director of Security, CISSP/CISA/PCIP -- Last week in the news were reports of more than a billion accounts being leaked online from just two sources (Facebook (533M) and LinkedIn (500M)). The data is still being validated, but the source seems to largely be public information that has been aggregated, bundled…

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Supply Chain Hacks: Fallout from a nation-state-backed attack


By Jesse Wilson, CISSP, Sr. Security Engineer -- Two weeks have passed since the discovery of Sunburst (https://us-cert.cisa.gov/ncas/alerts/aa20-352a), an exploit so vast it likely will become the biggest breach in history – at least to date. Government agencies and private businesses alike are scrambling to detect indicators of compromise (IOCs), install patches and implement damage…

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Community, Continuity


First, let us extend our most heartfelt wishes that you and those closest to you have been spared illness or financial hardship as a result of coronavirus. As a Pacific Northwest-based company with deep roots in Oregon and Washington state, this community and its collective health means everything to us. Second, we are keenly aware…

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