Mike Skinner

Mike is the partner in charge for HORNE Cyber. His primary focus is to enable clients to fully leverage technology innovations by providing the insights critical to safeguarding their business, customers’ critical data and brand reputation. He is responsible for information technology audit, regulatory compliance, information security consulting, internal control consulting and business solution implementation.
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May 25, 2017 10:03:00 AM

Cybersecurity: Are You the Gazelle at the Back of the Herd?

In response to the headline breaches plaguing organizations across the globe, there have been numerous solutions and recommendations that have gained popularity in the fight to combat cyber-crime. New security appliances, 24x7 network monitoring services and red team assessments are a few of the solutions being discussed among IT leadership and the cybersecurity services community. While each of these solutions plays a crucial role in strengthening the cyber resilience of organizations, their efforts are often futile if the appliances are not being used correctly or if vulnerabilities are not remediated properly and expeditiously.

Topics: Cyber Assurance Insights, IT GRC, Cyber GRC

Jun 28, 2016 10:30:00 AM

4 Tips for Password Management

With the recent high-profile social media account hacks, it has become apparent that password management is a challenge for users that has not been adequately addressed. After all, if the founder of the most popular social network’s accounts can be hacked, we (as a society) have somehow missed the boat on proper password management. Not only is password management a problem for celebrities, but password hacks are becoming a problem for many enterprise organizations such as Citrix (and countless others).

Topics: cybersecurity, Password management

Jun 15, 2016 10:30:00 AM

Key Takeaways From the FFIEC Joint Statement on Cybersecurity

This past week the FFIEC issued a statement advising financial institutions to actively manage the risks associated with interbank messaging and wholesale payment networks. The FFIEC warned financial institutions to assess their risk and to determine the presence of risk management practices and controls. The FFIEC urged institutions to request specific security control recommendations from their payment system provider.

Topics: cybersecurity