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Corporate Legal Counsels Fret Over Cybersecurity
News  |  1/20/2017  | 
BDO Consulting survey shows in-house legal executives cite data breaches, cross-border data transfers, as risks with e-discovery.
Security Chatbots Aim To Simplify Incident Detection And Response
News  |  1/20/2017  | 
Emerging intelligent assistants help analyze and automate response to attacks.
3 Lessons From The Yahoo Breach
Commentary  |  1/20/2017  | 
Your organization must address these blind spots to detect sophisticated attacks.
US Seeks To Intervene In Case Against Privacy Shield
Quick Hits  |  1/20/2017  | 
Digital Rights Ireland has challenged the data transfer pact raising questions of its ability to protect EU privacy.
JPMorgan Hack: One More Pleads Guilty For Operating Bitcoin Exchange
Quick Hits  |  1/20/2017  | 
Ricardo Hill allegedly operated which exchanged millions of dollars into bitcoin to support the hack scheme.
Old-School Mac OS Malware Spotted Targeting Biomedical Industry
News  |  1/19/2017  | 
Apple patches Mac OS for retro and stealthy 'Fruitfly' malware.
Number Of Data Breach Disclosures Jumped 40% in 2016
News  |  1/19/2017  | 
Though there were no mega breaches, 2016 had more breaches on record than any previous year, according to a new report.
Protesters Called To Join Inauguration Day DDoS Attack
News  |  1/19/2017  | 
Protesters have been invited to flood ahead of Trump's inauguration to voice their opposition to the presidency.
Cyber Lessons From The NSAs Admiral Michael Rogers
Commentary  |  1/19/2017  | 
Security teams must get better at catching intruders where we have the advantage: on our own networks.
What to Consider When Moving To Hyperconverged Infrastructure
Partner Perspectives  |  1/19/2017  | 
Scalability, data availability, and agility are three reasons why enterprises are making the move to HCI.
The 4 Top Barriers To Effective Incident Response
Commentary  |  1/19/2017  | 
Responding to cyberattacks is straightforward in some ways, difficult in others. Here are four ways that the process can get tripped up.
Anonymous Threatens Trump Ahead Of Inauguration
Quick Hits  |  1/19/2017  | 
President-elect Donald Trump, a consistent target of the Anonymous hacker collective, was told he will regret the next four years.
Sacked Employee Demands $200,000 To Unlock Google Account
Quick Hits  |  1/19/2017  | 
Triano Williams kept the password of his former employer's Google account after he was fired. He is now demanding $200,000 to unlock the account.
Mobile Security Gap Threatens Enterprises
News  |  1/18/2017  | 
Rush to release, rapid growth in mobile malware is exacerbating the problem, two reports show.
What CISOs Need To Know Before Adopting Biometrics
Commentary  |  1/18/2017  | 
Biometric techniques offer a solution to the password problem, but getting started can be tough. Here are a few things you need to know.
7 Common Reasons Companies Get Hacked
Slideshows  |  1/18/2017  | 
Many breaches stem from the same root causes. What are the most common security problems leaving companies vulnerable?
Cloud Security & IoT: A Look At What Lies Ahead
Commentary  |  1/18/2017  | 
In the brave new world of cloud, security teams must be as agile as possible. This means leveraging proactive monitoring tools, locking down access points, and forecasting requirements
Survey Says 66% Of Consumers Won't Work With Breached Companies
Quick Hits  |  1/18/2017  | 
Customers are willing to take risks online yet hold businesses responsible for protecting their data.
Chelsea Manning Sentence Commuted
Quick Hits  |  1/18/2017  | 
The former Army analyst who stole classified military files and handed them to WikiLeaks has served seven years out of a 35-year jail term.
Security Pros Say On-The-Job Experience Counts The Most
News  |  1/18/2017  | 
Surviving the cybersecurity skills crisis requires investing more in the resources you have, experts say.
Threat Attribution: Misunderstood & Abused
Partner Perspectives  |  1/18/2017  | 
Despite its many pitfalls, threat attribution remains an important part of any incident response plan. Heres why.
2017 IT Forecast: Cloudy With A Chance Of Security Concerns
News  |  1/18/2017  | 
Public cloud adoption and security concerns are expected to grow as more businesses transition to the cloud.
Dangerous New Gmail Phishing Attack Gaining Steam
News  |  1/17/2017  | 
None of the usual browser indicators of fraudulent websites are present in this method of phishing.
Carbanak's Back And Using Google Services For Command-and-Control
Quick Hits  |  1/17/2017  | 
Cybercrime gang employs common cloud services to hide in plain sight.
Close The Gap Between IT & Security To Reduce The Impact Of Cyber Threats
Commentary  |  1/17/2017  | 
IT and security teams work more effectively together than apart.
Credential-Stuffing Attacks Take Enterprise Systems By Storm
News  |  1/17/2017  | 
Automated credential-stuffing attempts makes up 90% of enterprise login traffic.
Machine Learning For Cybersecurity Not Cybercrime
Partner Perspectives  |  1/17/2017  | 
Cybercriminals have yet to adopt machine learning for offensive attack strategies - and they probably wont for a long time.
Advances In SSL: 5 Strategies For Secure, High-Performance Load Balancers
Commentary  |  1/17/2017  | 
Today, even Netflix is streaming hit movies and TV shows via encrypted connections! Heres how to manage higher volumes of encrypted traffic without bogging down your network.
Understanding The Basics Of Two-Factor Authentication
Partner Perspectives  |  1/16/2017  | 
With data breaches resulting in leaked passwords occurring almost daily, two-factor authentication has become an essential tool in the security toolkit.
Ransomware: How A Security Inconvenience Became The Industry's Most-Feared Vulnerability
Commentary  |  1/16/2017  | 
There are all sorts of ways to curb ransomware, so why has it spread so successfully?
WhatsApp Denies It Has Backdoor For Decrypting Messages
News  |  1/13/2017  | 
Backdoor is really a feature for ensuring messages are not lost in certain situations, company claims.
10 Cocktail Party Security Tips From The Experts
Slideshows  |  1/13/2017  | 
Security pros offer basic advice to help average users ward off the bad guys.
The Sorry State Of Cybersecurity Awareness Training
Commentary  |  1/13/2017  | 
Rules aren't really rules if breaking them has no consequences.
Phone Hacking Firm Hacked, 900 GB Data Stolen
Quick Hits  |  1/13/2017  | 
Attackers compromised customer account details and other data from Israeli mobile hacking firm Cellebrite, which may sell technology to Russia, the UAE, and Turkey.
Giuliani To Coordinate Between Govt., Private Sector On Cybersecurity
Quick Hits  |  1/13/2017  | 
Former New York City mayor believes private industry has the answer to cybersecurity matters, which the government wants to explore.
Shadow Brokers Calls It Quits After Failing To Get Buyers For NSA Exploits
News  |  1/12/2017  | 
But group says it is still willing to dump its collection of Linux and Windows tools if it gets 10,000 bitcoins.
Ex-US National Security Official Clarke: Regulation Key To Protecting ICS/SCADA From Cyberattacks
News  |  1/12/2017  | 
Richard Clarke proposes a Y2K-style approach to beefing up security for critical infrastructure.
Free IoT Vulnerability Scanner Hunts Enterprise Threats
Quick Hits  |  1/12/2017  | 
A free IoT scanner from BeyondTrust looks for at-risk devices so organizations can pinpoint and address vulnerabilities.
Crowdsourcing 20 Answers To Security Ops & IR Questions
Commentary  |  1/12/2017  | 
Those who know do not speak. Those who speak do not know. Why it pays to take a hard look at our own incident response functions and operations.
GCHQ Ties Up With Startups For UK Cybersecurity
Quick Hits  |  1/12/2017  | 
GCHQ Cyber Accelerator officially launched with seven startups, which will work closely with the UK intelligence agency.
EU Dissatisfied With US Clarification On Yahoo Secret Email Scan
Quick Hits  |  1/12/2017  | 
Justice Chief Vera Jourova expects detailed explanations and transparency from the EU's Privacy Shield partner.
Cardiac Implant Flaw Patched, But Holes Remain
News  |  1/11/2017  | 
A new chapter opens in the controversy surrounding security vulnerabilities disclosed in St. Jude Medical's cardiac implant devices.
Operational Security Best Practices For Social Media
Partner Perspectives  |  1/11/2017  | 
Building a firm, clear policy on disclosures online can provide a flexible, adaptive response that will protect proprietary data from winding up in a public leak.
Credit Freeze: The New Normal In Data Breach Protection?
Commentary  |  1/11/2017  | 
In era of rampant identity theft, consumers should be offered the protection of a credit freeze by default, instead of a nuisance fee each time a freeze is placed or removed.
IoT, Foreign Actors, Insider Threats Shape 2017 Risk Management
News  |  1/11/2017  | 
A new report aims to inform risk management decisions for 2017 by identifying potential security threats and their anticipated effect on businesses.
Ransomware Rising On The Plant Floor
News  |  1/11/2017  | 
Cybercriminals are successfully reaching ICS/SCADA networks with their ransomware, including energy firms and manufacturing plants.
The 3 C's Of Security Awareness
Commentary  |  1/11/2017  | 
Explaining the technical part of security comes easy for many of us. But the soft skills needed to change behavior are often sadly missing.
Survey Points to Slight Rise in Adaptive Authentication Over 2FA
News  |  1/11/2017  | 
SecureAuth study reports a majority of IT decision makers and security pros have issues with two-factor authentication.
Latest Ukraine Blackout Tied To 2015 Cyberattackers
News  |  1/10/2017  | 
Broad cyberattack campaign hitting finance, energy, transporation in Ukraine were meant to disrupt but not cause major damage, researchers say.
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