NetSPI managing director Florindo Gallicchio wrote an article that was featured in the August 2021 issue of Cyber Defense Magazine:

There’s no doubt about it: attack surfaces grow and evolve around the clock. With network configurations, new tools and applications, and third-party integrations coming online constantly, an atmosphere is being created that opens the possibility of unidentified security gaps. The fact is that cyberattacks can affect your business and are, unfortunately, more prevalent than natural disasters and extreme weather events. And we know from our own NetSPI research that nearly 70 percent of security leaders are concerned about network vulnerabilities after implementing new security tools.

Prevention is key to a mature cybersecurity program. In fact, according to a recent Ponemon Institute study, when cybersecurity attacks are prevented, organizations can save resources, costs, damages, time, and reputation. Yet, companies still may think they are protected by buying the latest cybersecurity technologies or just by working to change team behaviors that pose the most risk (i.e., using stronger passwords, avoiding phishing scams, etc.). While there is a place in a security program for these and other security measures, time and budget constraints create major barriers. Therefore, it is critical that an organization’s vulnerability management program is strongly built on a strategy that is risk-based and business aligned.

Florindo’s article can be found on pg. 74 of the August Issue of Cyber Defense Magazine. Download the issue online here: