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A Look Back: Recapping our Top Five Cyber Security Posts of 2015

In recent years, a number of analyst groups have kept their fingers on the pulse of business’ cyber defense efforts, hoping to understand firms’ evolving attitudes on cyber security and privacy, and how those disciplines fit in to corporate risk management efforts.

In general, studies such as The Hartford’s February 2015 survey of mid-sized businesses, have shown that organizations are placing greater emphasis on cyber threats as a risk management priority. Constant news headlines on catastrophic and costly breach incidents have likely ratcheted up concerns in recent years. And firms that may have been lagging in their cyber defenses seem to be turning to expert voices for sound guidance on their programs.

With this in mind, Lunarline feels that our readers may benefit from a recap of our most-read blog posts from 2015. Generating the greatest amount of interest from an audience of industry professionals, executives, and leaders, these five cyber security posts can help provide some focus on some of the most pressing issues in the field.

1. So, Really, What’s the Difference Between Data Security and Data Privacy?

It might seem like a matter of semantics, but conflating data security and data privacy often leads to some critical misses in risk management planning. Lunarline’s Director of Privacy, Josh Merkel, writes about the differences and helps to sort out the misconceptions.

2. Social Enterprises: A Hacker’s Favorite Target

Certainly no one thinks cyber criminals are moralists. But social enterprises, which exist to make a difference in peoples’ lives, have experienced a rude awakening on just how low these hackers will stoop. Apart from urging social enterprises to up their security game, this article dispels the notion that “it can’t happen to me.”

3. HIPAA Compliance in 2015, Part I: Why Does My Organization Need to Become HIPAA-Complaint?

Another group on the list of hacker’s favorite targets, healthcare organizations have a lot to lose from breaches of personal health information. With the rapid tech and compliance changes many healthcare groups are making, this article puts some context around why HIPAA compliance is crucial.

4. From Warrior to Cyber Warrior: Transitioning From the Military to a Cyber Security Career

A big challenge in cyber security is a lack of talented candidates to fill important roles in our growing industry. Lunarline’s Warrior to Cyber Warrior Program helps to address this problem while offering military veterans a path toward a rewarding civilian career. This article introduces the program and offers some advice to vets making the transition.

5. Boom Town: A Federal Contracting Explosion & The Collateral Damage

The federal government’s contracting process has become a hot mess. In this piece, we discuss how that’s to the detriment of innovation and cyber security, and what the industry can do about it.

Lunarline’s experts are on top of the evolving security and privacy landscape. And far from simply informing our blog posts, these changes inspire us to continue innovating to meet the needs of the private and public sectors for advanced cyber security. For information on Lunarline, and our solutions built on security, check us out at Lunarline.com or contact us today.



About Spence Witten

Spence has somehow survived ten years at start-ups and small businesses without suffering a (major) nervous breakdown. As Lunarline's Director of Federal Sales, Spence actually loves working on proposals. If there were any doubt, this is proof that he is in fact certifiably insane. While his title says "Sales" Lunarline doesn't let him off that easy. We make him do real work, too. Luckily he's a recognized subject matter expert in security policy and loves helping clients navigate their way around tricky security compliance standards. He's also been known to lead a software development initiative or two, though that pretty much always ends poorly for everyone involved. He can be reached at spence.witten@lunarline.com.