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NIST CSF 2.0

Samuel Brown

A Comprehensive Overview and Resources The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) this week released an updated version of its widely acclaimed Cybersecurity Framework (CSF) – version 2.0. The NIST CSF has become a cornerstone for organisations globally, providing a structured approach to managing and improving cybersecurity risk management. This article offers a comprehensive ... Read more

Value Creation & Value Protection

Samuel Brown

The Rising Role of Cybersecurity in Enhancing Portfolio Company Value Introduction: In the realm of investing in businesses, the valuation of portfolio companies is increasingly influenced by their cybersecurity posture. As Managing Partner at NorthCap and having spent years working with Private Equity companies, Venture Capitalists, UHNWI’s, and Family Offices, I’ve observed a growing trend ... Read more

SEC Lawsuit Against SolarWinds CISO

Samuel Brown

The SEC’s SolarWinds Lawsuit: The Implications for Investors and CISOs Recently, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced a lawsuit against SolarWinds, a major IT management software provider. The lawsuit alleges that SolarWinds intentionally misled investors and customers by choosing not to disclose a significant cybersecurity vulnerability in its products and overstating its implementation ... Read more

Private Equity: Navigating Risks and Building Resilience

Samuel Brown

Cybersecurity in Private Equity: Navigating Risks, Organizational Preparedness, and Collaborative Solutions By Samuel Brown, Co-founder of NorthCap Cyber In the dynamic world of private equity (PE), where vast sums of money change hands and businesses are transformed, risk management remains paramount. Among the myriad risks that PE firms grapple with, cybersecurity has rapidly ascended to ... Read more

Cybersecurity Value Creation in Private Equity

Samuel Brown

Unlocking Superior Value in Private Equity: The Indispensable Role of Cybersecurity In the multifaceted realm of private equity (PE), where every decision is meticulously weighed for its potential to maximize ROI, cybersecurity stands out as a non-negotiable cornerstone. As the digital landscape becomes increasingly intertwined with our daily operations, and as threats become more sophisticated, ... Read more

NorthCap Launch

Samuel Brown

Announcing The Launch Of NorthCap Cyber After a long wait, we are finally here! In today’s complex digital landscape, discerning investors and businesses confront a significant challenge: The ability to measure and act upon cyber risk with precision. This challenge often culminates in misdirected investments and an unclear path to protect and enhance value, especially ... Read more

NIST Framework Updates

Robert Wilson

Last week, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) released a draft version of their Cybersecurity Framework (CSF) 2.0.  Below we analyse the changes, what they could mean for your organisation and the opportunities they present. Credit: N. Hanacek/NIST While the five key NIST pillars of Identify, Protect, Detect, Respond and Recover all remain, ... Read more

Analysing The Impact of DORA

Robert Wilson

Exploring DORA: Analysing the impact of the Digital Operational Resilience Act The Digital Operational Resilience Act (DORA) has recently come into force.  We have looked at the problems it is helping infosec professionals solve and the opportunities it provides. The purpose of DORA is to address risks posed by the financial sector’s reliance on third-party ... Read more

Dissecting The UK Cyber Skills Report

Robert Wilson

At the end of July, the Department for Science, Innovation and Technology (DSIT) and Ipsos published a report analysing the UK cyber security labour market. We explore key themes coming out of the report, specifically what a business who lacks the necessary cyber skills, knowledge or capability should consider in order to avoid missed opportunities ... Read more

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