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What Brexit Means for Global Security Professionals

July 27, 2016 Added by:Dan Lohrmann

The bad guys always show up in force with an assortment of phishing schemes in times of confusion like we are seeing today as a result of the Brexit referendum, especially when people break out of normal patterns and click on new content.

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A View from the Top: The C-Suite Steps Up as Cyber Security Threats Surge

July 13, 2016 Added by:Steve Durbin

When it comes to cyber security, it’s more important than ever for board members and core executives—especially those not directly involved with deploying security programs—to fully participate and contribute on a continuous basis.

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From Production Slumps to Industrial Espionage: Why the Manufacturing Sector Must Be Better Prepared for Cyber Attacks

July 12, 2016 Added by:Mirko Brandner

In a connected world, where digitization progresses rapidly and finds its way into our factories, we are inevitably faced with an ever-increasing level of vulnerabilities that lead to security breaches.

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Why Passwords Are the New Exploits

June 28, 2016 Added by:Nick Bilogorskiy

In the age of stolen passwords, compromised credentials are the easiest way in, simpler than phishing, malware or exploits. “Password confirmation” tools are now readily available to find reused passwords matching any website.

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What a Risk-Based Approach to Security Means for Your Business

June 20, 2016 Added by:Steve Durbin

Executives are familiar with the benefits of cyberspace and how the Internet, and today’s usage of connected devices, increases innovation, collaboration, efficiency, competitiveness and commitment to customers, but many struggle with assessing the risks versus the rewards.

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Why Is There a Shortage of Security Talent?

June 03, 2016 Added by:Ajit Sancheti

Embracing new technologies that help intelligently automate parts of security to provide overwhelmed security teams a hand is a start. But in the long run, bigger changes to security strategies will need to take place. Everyone in a company needs to be responsible for security, not just the CISO.

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Managing Insider Threats in Today's Digital Age

April 05, 2016 Added by:Steve Durbin

Most research on the insider threat focuses on malicious behavior. However, insider negligence and insider accidents comprise a greater and growing proportion of information security incidents. Chief Information Security Officers (CISOs) who limit their thinking to malicious insiders may be gravely miscalculating the risk.

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Five Key Security Questions to Ask Your Enterprise Communications Vendor

April 05, 2016 Added by:Michael Machado

The more questions you ask, the more you, as a customer, will have the information you need to determine if a cloud vendor is ready to be your partner in the shared security model that cloud computing requires. Here are five to start with for your Unified Communications as a Service (UCaaS) vendor.

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Encryption and Privacy Debates Highlight Serious Challenges for Both Consumers and Businesses

March 24, 2016 Added by:Robert Grapes

As we become more connected through wearables, mobile devices, IoT devices in our homes, security cameras, health trackers, and online bank accounts, we become exponentially more vulnerable to criminal attacks and government intrusion. Civil liberties, anonymity, personal safety, home security, children safety—all is at risk.

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Six Things to Know About Computer Theft

March 15, 2016 Added by:Eyal Bek

Besides the usual precautions, encryption can put a huge dent in the problem by making stored information unintelligible to intruders. Self-encrypting drives further help by minimizing the performance impact by offloading encryption to specialized hardware and taking humans out of the picture.

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March Madness Security Threats Can Drive Any Organization Mad!

March 14, 2016 Added by:Mark Parker

Unfortunately, while the popularity of March Madness (the NCAA Basketball Tournament) has grown exponentially, nearly every facet of any employee’s involvement with the event could open up the employee, as well as the organization, to a number of cyber risks.

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Bringing Innovation into Cyberdefense Technologies

February 22, 2016 Added by:Larry Karisny

When I spoke on the need for cybersecurity innovation at the January ITEXPO conference in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., I sensed something interesting about my cybersecurity colleagues: They don't seem to care about innovation; they care about having a job in cybersecurity.

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Yes. The World Needs More Security Predictions

February 17, 2016 Added by:Dan Lohrmann

With the surging growth in cyberspace, new technologies, Wi-Fi, apps, robots, drones, terrorists with social media accounts, the Internet of Things (IoT) and nation-state hacking, online data security has become the Achilles’ heel of the Internet. A growing number of people want to know about new apps available for their smartphones and their data in the cloud – along with the upcoming securit...

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Five Security Threats Businesses Should Prepare for in 2016

January 28, 2016 Added by:Steve Durbin

After reviewing the current threat landscape, there are five prevalent security threats that the Information Security Forum believes businesses need to prepare for in 2016. These include, but are not limited to, the unintended consequences of state intervention, Big Data, mobile applications and the Internet of Things (IoT), cybercrime and the growing skills gap in the information security industr...

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The Age of Advanced Threats Has Arrived

January 15, 2016 Added by:Luis Corrons

The most capable defense solutions must not only be centralized, but also be able to automatically block, identify, forensically profile and purge malware, even when it is veiled by legitimate programs and processes. The software needs to be smarter than the malware itself.

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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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