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What Do Star Wars and Recent Data Breaches Teach Us About Cyber Ethics?

December 21, 2015 Added by:Dan Lohrmann

Beyond cyber war and the good guys having the right tools to catch the bad guys, there can be a tendency to ignore “more mundane” acceptable use directives. That is, security staff can download copyrighted material (movies and games), view porn at work, look at information that is private (like promotions, raises or other data from management), “borrow” passwords or delete log files to cov...

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Managing Security Resources: It’s All About People and Awareness (Part II)

December 07, 2015 Added by:Steve Durbin

As information risks and cyber security threats increase, organizations need to move away from reacting to incidents and toward predicting and preventing them. Developing a robust mechanism to assess and treat information risk throughout the organization is a business essential.

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Managing Security Resources: It’s All About People and Awareness (Part I)

December 01, 2015 Added by:Steve Durbin

Organizations worldwide continue to struggle to attract and retain skilled information and cybersecurity professionals. Overcoming this challenge requires a more imaginative, business and people-centric approach to the recruitment of security professionals.

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BYOx: Developing and Deploying Effective Strategies to Safeguard Data

September 16, 2015 Added by:Steve Durbin

In today’s global, connected society, businesses of all sizes must prepare for the unknown so they have the flexibility to withstand unexpected and high impact security events. To take advantage of emerging trends in both technology and cyberspace, organizations need to manage risks in ways beyond those traditionally handled by the information security function, since new attacks will impact bot...

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Hackers and Threats: Cybercrime Syndicates Go Global

August 04, 2015 Added by:Steve Durbin

Organizations are struggling to cope with the quantum speed and sophistication of global cyber-attacks being carried out by organized cyber-criminal syndicates. Moving forward, businesses need to prepare to be targeted at any time, and any place, by multiple assailants. Organizations that wish to keep pace with these developments, and remain financially viable, need to take action now, or face the...

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Cloud Security: It’s in the Cloud - But Where? (Part III)

July 06, 2015 Added by:Steve Durbin

Part III in this series looks at the need to institute a cloud assessment process and the four actions that organizations of all sizes can take to better prepare themselves as they place their sensitive data in the cloud.

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VERT Vuln School: Return-Oriented Programming (ROP) 101

June 25, 2015 Added by:Tripwire Inc

In the beginning, there were stack buffer overflows everywhere.

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Researchers Demonstrate Stealing Encryption Keys Via Radio

June 24, 2015 Added by:Brian Prince

Researchers at Tel Aviv University have demonstrated a method of stealing encryption keys from a PC using a radio receiver small enough to hide inside a piece of pita bread.

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Half of All Websites Tested Failed Security and Privacy Assessment

June 23, 2015 Added by:Anthony M. Freed

Half of the nearly 1000 websites evaluated in the 2015 Online Trust Audit & Honor Roll study conducted by the Online Trust Alliance (OTA) were found to be failing to protect consumer’s personal data and privacy.

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Cloud Security: It’s in the Cloud - But Where? (Part II)

June 22, 2015 Added by:Steve Durbin

Cyber resilience has never been more important than it is today. As everything from supply chain management to customer engagement shifts to the cloud, operating in cyberspace now has bottom line implications if systems are disrupted. Cyber cloud resilience requires a balanced approach that protects both organizations and individuals while also enabling open, safe commerce and communication.

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7 Development AppSec Tricks to Keep the Hackers Away – Part 1

June 17, 2015 Added by:Tripwire Inc

The mammoth rise in cybercrime has made organizations revise their application security strategy and implement new techniques to safeguard their software. This is largely because traditional security methodologies, such as Manual Testing and Web Application Firewalls (WAF), have been rendered irrelevant due to evolving hacking techniques.

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Cloud Security: It’s in the Cloud - But Where? (Part I)

June 15, 2015 Added by:Steve Durbin

Organizations are becoming increasingly dependent on their use of cloud services for business benefit both internally and when working with third party suppliers across multiple jurisdictions. However, while these services can be implemented quickly and easily, organizations need to have a clearer understanding of where their information is stored and how reliable these services are.

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Several Hospira Drug Pumps Use Vulnerable Software: Researcher

June 10, 2015 Added by:Eduard Kovacs

A researcher who has analyzed the software installed on infusion pumps manufactured by Hospira says several models are plagued by the vulnerabilities disclosed earlier this year.

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Prioritizing Patch Management Critical to Security

June 09, 2015 Added by:Brian Prince

Recent stats from the Verizon Data Breach report showed that many of the most exploited vulnerabilities in 2014 were nearly a decade old, and some were even more ancient than that.

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Another Day, Another Health Insurance Breach

June 08, 2015 Added by:Peter Zavlaris

Insurance companies, especially those in healthcare, continue to be prime targets for cybercrime.

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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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