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Microsoft and the Software Lifecycle

May 25, 2015 Added by:Tripwire Inc

For some reason, Europe’s ‘The Final Countdown’ was playing in my head as I sat and pondered this write-up. I suppose that’s fitting given that we are about to cross the 60-day mark until Windows Server 2003 goes End-of-Life.

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Should MAD Make its Way Into the National Cyber-Security Strategy?

May 25, 2015 Added by:Brent Huston

Arguably, Mutually Assured Destruction (MAD) has kept us safe from nuclear holocaust for more than half a century. Although we have been on the brink of nuclear war more than once and the Doomsday clock currently has us at three minutes ‘til midnight, nobody ever seems ready to actually push the button – and there have been some shaky fingers indeed on those buttons!

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Will Your Contractors Take Down Your Business?

May 25, 2015 Added by:Rebecca Herold

Do you know how well your vendors, business associates, contracted third parties (who I will collectively call “contractors”) are protecting the information with which you’ve entrusted them to perform some sort of business activity? You need to know.

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Microsoft Patching: Don’t Forget to Read the Fine Print

May 21, 2015 Added by:Tripwire Inc

During my career, I have built and managed hundreds of production-level client and server systems, and nothing can be more worrisome than when it comes time to apply patches and upgrades to software. Why? Because things can, and often times, do go wrong during patch and upgrade cycles.

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The Top 10 Highest Paying Jobs in Information Security – Part 1

May 13, 2015 Added by:Tripwire Inc

Given the evolving threat landscape, it is no surprise that the field of information security is booming. A report issued by Burning Glass Technologies reveals that job postings across the industry have grown 74 percent between 2007 and 2013—twice the rate of all other IT jobs.

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Organizations Must Consider Privacy Harms

May 13, 2015 Added by:Rebecca Herold

Addressing privacy requires privacy harms consideration in addition to identifying security and privacy risks.

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New PCI DSS Changes are Around the Corner

May 12, 2015 Added by:Don Brooks

The latest payment card industry data security standard, a set of requirements designed to help businesses better secure their customers’ payment card information, took effect January 1, 2015, however some of the changes become mandatory at the end of next month.

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C-Level Executives and the Need for Increased Cybersecurity Literacy

May 11, 2015 Added by:Tripwire Inc

Now more than ever, it’s evident cybersecurity risk oversight at the board level is essential to keep any business or organization afloat – and off the headlines.

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Falling Off the End of the Cyber Kill Chain

May 11, 2015 Added by:Anup Ghosh

In our zeal to declare prevention dead, we should not lose sight that $1 spent on prevention is worth $1M in post-breach incident response.

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First Step After Breach

May 11, 2015 Added by:Brent Huston

Discovering an information security breach can be a shock! Picture it: you are enjoying a regular work day and WHAM! Suddenly you are at the center of an incident that could possibly affect the future of the company and perhaps your own future as well.

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Look Backward to Be Future-Ready for BYOD

May 11, 2015 Added by:Rebecca Herold

The types of new technologies that employees are using within work environments and for business activities are going to continue to grow exponentially. Their personal data is getting more mixed with the business data on those devices. How can organizations get future ready for these increasingly high tech employees?

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The Sony Breach Shows that Security Needs to be a Boardroom Topic

May 07, 2015 Added by:Peter Zavlaris

The world has plunged headfirst into the Internet revolution without taking into account the repercussions technological repercussions.

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Why You Need a Disciplined Response to Digital Forensics

May 07, 2015 Added by:Tripwire Inc

With acceptance that the prospect of unauthorised incursion, hacks and/or compromise of corporate, and personal systems is to now be expected, it would seem to make good sense to accommodate mechanisms with which the organisation may respond to such manifestation as and when they are encountered.

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Embracing Cyber Resilience in Today's Cyber-Enabled World

May 06, 2015 Added by:Steve Durbin

Organizations function in a progressively cyber-enabled world today and traditional risk management isn’t nimble enough to deal with the risks from activity in cyberspace. Enterprise risk management needs to be extended to create risk resilience, built on a foundation of preparedness.

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5 Ways Schools Can Upgrade Cyber Security

May 06, 2015 Added by:Paul Lipman

Today’s cyber criminals are more aggressive than ever before in their quest to achieve financial gains through hacking. With that being said, it should come as no surprise that our nation's schools are a prime target for such attacks. In this article, iSheriff CEO Paul Lipman highlights the five actions that can be taken to upgrade cyber security practices.

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Zero-Days Remained Unpatched an Average of 59 Days

May 05, 2015 Added by:Anthony M. Freed

The newly released Internet Security Threat Report (ISTR) – which examines emerging trends in attacks, malicious code activity, phishing, and spam – reveals that 2014 was a record-setting year for the exploitation of zero-day vulnerabilities, and it took software companies an average of 59 days to implement patches, up from only four days in 2013.

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