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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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Inside IaaS Security Challenges for Enterprises

May 05, 2015 Added by:Brian Prince

Infrastructure-as-a-service can provide an attractive option for businesses, but approaching security wrong can come with a cost all its own.

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Top Critical Skill In Information Security: Be Humble

May 04, 2015 Added by:Tripwire Inc

Being involved in information security is intimidating. Not just because you are dealing with complex technology with serious implications if you fail, but everyone around you is going to be smarter than you. Even your adversaries. Especially your adversaries. Get used to it.

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RSA 2015: Rise of Chaos!!

May 04, 2015 Added by:Anton Chuvakin

Here is my traditional RSA (#RSAC) reflection post for RSA 2015 Conference – all my personal opinions/impressions/thoughts, of course.

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Social Engineering: Attackers' Reliable Weapon

April 29, 2015 Added by:Brian Prince

Whatever the ploy, social engineering is the opening salvo in targeted attacks against organizations all over the world.

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RSA Wrap-Up: There's a Dark Cloud Looming Over Information Security

April 28, 2015 Added by:Peter Zavlaris

The dark cloud looming over the information security industry at this year’s RSA Conference was unmistakable. The questions about whether security is on the right path continue to echo loudly.

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How to Resolve the BYOD Stand-Off Between Employees and IT

April 28, 2015 Added by:Patrick Oliver Graf

Users want, and demand, access to a broad range of personal mobile devices in the workplace. They want to be able to safely access work files on their phones while on-the-go and work from their homes on their personal laptops.

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How to Use Risk Assessment to Secure Your Own Home

April 27, 2015 Added by:Brent Huston

Risk assessment and treatment is something we all do, consciously or unconsciously, every day.

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Four Steps to An Effective Privacy Program

April 27, 2015 Added by:Angela Matney

Privacy is not just a concern for large, multinational corporations. Today, businesses of all sizes collect and store more personal data than ever before.

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The Changing Role of the CISO

April 21, 2015 Added by:Peter Zavlaris

The number of security breaches that have occurred over the last year and a half is unprecedented and has demonstrated a requirement for stronger security. The improvements needed to be made from within will stem from the CISO’s desk. This represents a shift that will require enterprises to re-examine the role of the CISO.

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Three Things That Need Spring Cleaning in InfoSec

April 19, 2015 Added by:Brent Huston

Spring is here in the US, and that brings with it the need to do some spring cleaning. So, here are some ideas of some things I would like to see the infosec community clean out with the fresh spring air!

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Healthcare Industry Challenged by Data Breaches, Compliance

April 15, 2015 Added by:Brian Prince

In a new report from Vormetric focused on healthcare organizations, almost half (48 percent) of the IT decision makers from the U.S. said their organization either failed a compliance audit or experienced a data breach in the last year.

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FFIEC Issues Guidance on Destructive Malware Attacks

April 14, 2015 Added by:Anthony M. Freed

The Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC) released two documents with guidance for financial institutions on mitigating risks from the increase in cyber attacks that compromise user credentials or employ destructive software.

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The CISO Role in Cybersecurity: Solo or Team Sport?

April 14, 2015 Added by:Kevin L. Jackson

The best skill set for preparing someone to become a CISO is a statistical tie between business knowledge and knowledge of IT security best practices.

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10 Steps to Improve Your Layered Defense Strategy

April 13, 2015 Added by:Tripwire Inc

We have a problem in the security community – or maybe within the modern information age of humanity in general. That problem is we see security as a technology, policy, privacy or people issue, instead of an integrated combination thereof.

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IT Security? “Yes Please,” says Uncle Sam – But Offers No Tangible Help

April 13, 2015 Added by:Patrick Oliver Graf

When it comes to IT security, government agencies around the world are aware of the challenges and risks small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) face. So it only figures that they offer help, in the form of initiatives aimed specifically at SMEs.

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