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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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Complex and Portable Passwords

November 10, 2015 Added by:Jayson Wylie

A person needing to keep and collect passwords for resources, throughout their lives, can create situations where maintaining them requires constant resets or means that could lack security.

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How Well Do You Really Know Your Network?

October 06, 2015 Added by:Dan Lohrmann

Recent data breaches, and the international emphasis on critical infrastructure protection, are helping raise awareness of the importance of technology infrastructure improvements. Many organizations are currently building “next-generation” networks with new projects that are well funded. Don’t waste any opportunity to reinvent your network or infrastructure when you get the chance.

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Beware of the Imitations

September 16, 2015 Added by:Jayson Wylie

There have been reports of compromised Cisco IOS files being run in the wild. There have also been warnings about reversed engineered IOS images been detected.

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Businesses Should Take a Pass on Traditional Password Security

August 04, 2015 Added by:Geoff Sanders

Historical forms of authentication were never meant for the networked landscape we live in today. The first passwords were adequate authentication solutions only because the systems they secured were isolated. Unfortunately, the isolated systems that pervaded the early days of the computer revolution has set the foundation for authentication in the Internet Age.

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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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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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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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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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Cybersecurity Trends for SMBs: Mobile, Security and the Cloud

April 10, 2015 Added by:Paul Lipman

While SMBs are vulnerable to many of the same types of attacks as the companies making headlines (Target, JP Morgan, Home Depot, Anthem, etc.), they must defend themselves with vastly smaller IT teams and budgets. SMBs are finding they have a unique set of challenges and vulnerabilities that require a comprehensive but tailored approach to security.

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Dangers Accelerate: Increasing Global Threats Loom Over Information Security Landscape

March 19, 2015 Added by:Steve Durbin

The pace and scale of information security threats continues to accelerate, endangering the integrity and reputation of today’s most trusted organizations. Attackers have become more organized, attacks are more refined, and all threats are more dangerous, and pose more risks, to an organization’s reputation than ever before.

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Anthem Breach: How Hackers Stole Credentials and Why Two-Factor Authentication May Help Prevent Future Phishing Scams

February 09, 2015 Added by:Thu Pham

If the Anthem attack was carried out as the result of using a single password, their access security wasn’t up to industry standards. Two-factor authentication may have thwarted attacks by requiring the use of a personal device to verify the identity of a system administrator or other technical employee with access to their database of millions of sensitive records.

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Does Your Valuable Data Belong to Hackers?

January 05, 2015 Added by:Thu Pham

Every organization, regardless of size, is comprised of a variety of sensitive data - from HR and payroll handling medical, financial and personally identifiable employee data to your precious intellectual property. And each of these data types can be sold for a price on the black market, making them valuable to attackers financially as well as for blackmail purposes.

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Moving from Alert-Driven to Intelligence-Driven Security

January 05, 2015 Added by:Paul Lipman

The emergence of smart, integrated, cloud-based security services will enable a transformation from an alert-centric to an intelligence-centric approach to security. This will vastly enhance the Chief Information Security Officer's (CISO’s) visibility and ultimately deliver substantial improvements in the robustness of the overall security posture.

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