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OSX Ransomware Offered for Sale in the Underground

February 10, 2016 Added by:Idan Aharoni

Inteller has identified a new Ransomware malware being offered for sale in the underground, dubbed "GinX", which encrypts important and sensitive files on the victim's computer and which targets not only Windows operating systems, but MacBook's OSX as well.

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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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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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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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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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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:Oscar Marquez

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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