Cybersecurity Weekly: 3.24.23

This week’s top picks in Cybersecurity-focused news coverage…

NIST Research Reveals Misconceptions That Can Affect Security Professionals — And Offers Solutions. 

“A recent survey by National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) highlights a pervasive problem within the world of computer security: Many security specialists harbor misconceptions about lay users of information technology, and these misconceptions can increase an organization’s risk of cybersecurity breaches. These issues include ineffective communications to lay users and inadequately incorporating user feedback on security system usability.” READ MORE 

Analysis: SEC Cybersecurity Proposals And Biden’s National Cybersecurity Strategy 

“On March 15, 2023, the SEC announced a proposal for new cybersecurity requirements for covered entities. Specifically, it announced, “New public disclosure requirements for Covered Entities would improve transparency about the cybersecurity risks that can cause adverse impacts to the U.S. securities markets.” READ MORE

Cybersecurity Challenges 2023: What Keeps CISOs Awake At Night? 

“We asked company leaders to share their thoughts on what makes their jobs tough and share actionable trade tips to make sure security teams continue to uphold the security fabric of their organizations while keeping attrition at bay, especially in an uncertain environment.” READ MORE

Most Mid-Sized Businesses Lack Cybersecurity Experts, Incident Response Plans 

“• 49% of mid-sized businesses plan to budget more for cyber security in 2023 • In the last twelve months, 24% of mid-sized businesses have suffered a cyber attack or are unsure if they have suffered a cyber attack • 61% of mid-sized businesses do not have dedicated cybersecurity experts in their organization • 47% of mid-sized businesses do not currently have an incident response plan •27% of mid-sized businesses reported having no cyber insurance coverage” READ MORE

IRS Calls Out Email And Text Scams As Part Of Its Annual Dirty Dozen List 

“The ‘Dirty Dozen’ is an annual list of common scams taxpayers may encounter. Many of these schemes peak during tax filing season as people prepare their returns or hire someone to help with their taxes. The schemes put taxpayers and tax professionals at risk of losing money, personal information, data, and more.” READ MORE


Altourage is a client-obsessed managed service provider. We offer Support Services, Cybersecurity Solutions, Cloud & Infrastructure Management and Business Transformation Consulting to trailblazing companies in the ‘High Trust’ sectors, including Financial Services, Professional Services, Tech Startup and Nonprofit. Our highest purpose is creating true partnerships with our clients. To do so, we purposefully select dedicated teams of engineers, project managers, help desk analysts, and client success professionals that become a true extension of our clients’ organizations. VISIT: WWW.ALTOURAGE.COM


Few areas in the information technology space draw as much focus and concern as cybersecurity, and rightly so. Threats that were once the concern of governments and enterprises now frequently target small and midsized business. In addition, cybersecurity requirements from clients, partners, investors, insurers, and regulators continue to grow. 

Our cybersecurity team delivers complete protection across endpoints, servers, networks and cloud platforms. Employing industry-leading next-gen firewalls and antivirus protection, intelligent web filtering, data-loss prevention tools, threat intelligence, and training and testing tools, our NIST-based, data-centric approach to cybersecurity ensures your people, data, and customers remain as safe as possible. 

To learn more about how we can help your company develop and execute a comprehensive cybersecurity strategy, reach out to us Contact us today: