Ryan Brooks

Product Evangelist at Netwrix Corporation, writer, and presenter. Ryan specializes in evangelizing cybersecurity and promoting the importance of visibility into IT changes and data access. As an author, Ryan focuses on IT security trends, surveys, and industry insights.
Security & Compliance
8 May, 2020

The Purpose of IT Risk Assessment. Why Bother?

IT risk assessment is the process of identifying security risks and assessing the threat they pose. The ultimate purpose of IT risk assessment is to mitigate risks to prevent security incidents and...
Security & Compliance
7 April, 2020

Risk Analysis Example: How to Evaluate Risks

Organizations are struggling with risks on multiple fronts, including cybersecurity, liability, investment and more. Risk analysis, or risk assessment, is the first step in the risk management...
Security & Compliance
25 March, 2020

What Your Small Business Cyber Security Plan Must Cover

According to research conducted by the Ponemon Institute, 66% of small and midsize businesses (SMBs) in the US, UK and Europe have experienced a malicious cyber attack in the past 12 months. This...
Security & Compliance
20 March, 2020

Beginner’s Guide to IT Risk Management

Managing risk is at the heart of every enterprise. Decisions about finance, marketing, expansion and human resources all include some level of risk. When enterprises evaluate their IT-related...
Security & Compliance
17 March, 2020

Data Classification for Compliance: Looking at the Nuances

Data classification is a critical part of any information security and compliance program. It involves identifying the types of data that an organization stores and processes, and the sensitivity of...
6 March, 2020

How to Manage Redundant, Obsolete and Trivial Data

When a network contains an excess of redundant, obsolete and trivial (ROT) data, productivity and desired outcomes can take a hit. The good news is that organizations can significantly reduce the...
Security & Compliance
25 February, 2020

Top 8 Cybersecurity Tips for Small Businesses

Businesses of every size must devote resources to reducing the ever-increasing risks posed by cybersecurity threats. Not a day goes by without news about new data breaches, hacks or ransomware...
Security & Compliance
20 February, 2020

Getting Started with Database Security

As a database administrator (DBA), you need a solid grasp of database security basics to manage your systems confidently. Having strong database security knowledge will allow you to protect your...
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