White Papers

It’s never easy to juggle the demands for flexibility and innovation with the need for security, compliance, and risk management. At Securance, we help our clients find the right balance, but there are always more challenges ahead. Our white papers help make sense of the issues, so you can stop searching for answers and start taking action.

  • Encryption 101: Data Privacy in the Modern Age

    In this white paper, we cover the types of encryption available, controls, and compliance requirements to consider when developing an encryption strategy and the challenges associated with implementation.

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  • Developing a Cloud-Specific Governance Strategy

    Oftentimes, when it comes to IT, organizations find themselves reacting to and putting out fires, rather than taking the time to establish effective governance strategies. Even when new technology is purchased, the IT department itself is mistakenly left out of the loop, causing a disconnect between business and technology initiatives. To avoid this, organizations should gain a clear understanding of what cloud governance entails, whose voices should be heard when developing new cloud strategies, and which objectives the business hopes to complete that can be supported by implementing standardized policies.

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  • Industrial Control Systems: Security in an Interconnected World

    Industrial control systems (ICS) automate and operate critical processes, such as the delivery of electricity, gasoline, natural gas, water, and waste management services. Because ICS support a large portion of the nation's critical infrastructure, security threats targeting ICS also endanger the human population. No longer isolated systems running proprietary control protocols, ICS become increasingly vulnerable to cyber threats as they adopt IT solutions, remote access, and business systems connectivity. In this white paper, we explore current threats and protection strategies for ICS.

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  • Mobilizing Innovation: Developing an Enterprise Mobility Strategy

    Organizations in every industry are affected by advancements in technology, particularly the push toward mobility. This white paper breaks down the components required for an effective enterprise mobility strategy and the benefits for businesses that mobilize successfully.

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  • Ransomware: Paying Dearly for Poor Security

    Ransomware, an application that completely encrypts computer systems and renders files inaccessible, is the most prevalent form of malware today. In Ransomware attacks, cyber criminals exploit data owners by demanding a ransom to unlock the files (and threatening to destroy the information if the ransom is not paid). Ransomware attacks doubled in frequency in 2017 and are predicted to cost the world $11.5 billion in 2019. In this white paper, we discuss common Ransomware variants and countermeasures that businesses and individuals can take to protect cyber assets.

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  • Managing Cyber Security Maturity

    How mature is your cyber security program? Don't know? Here's a clue: if your security processes, policies and procedures are loosely documented — if at all — and adherence is merely ad hoc, then you're not where you should be on the maturity scale. And which scale is that? In this white paper, we explain cyber security maturity, how to measure it, and how to set goals for your organization that will drive continual improvements in your security posture.

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