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Reducing the Attack Surface is a Fool’s Errand

April 01, 2016 Added by:Paul Morville

This April Fool’s Day, let’s acknowledge that a security strategy focused exclusively on patching and prevention is a fool’s errand and let’s move towards an adaptive approach that includes prevention, detection, continuous visibility and response.

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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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Web Application Firewall: a Must-Have Security Control or an Outdated Technology?

March 09, 2016 Added by:Ilia Kolochenko

Being insufficient to properly mitigate complicated security flaws in modern web applications, a Web Application Firewall still remains a necessary security control within organizations. 

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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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Top Five Enterprise Data Privacy Mistakes

January 28, 2016 Added by:InfosecIsland News

The European General Data Protection Regulation is a new privacy regulation with fines as high as four percent of annual global revenue for companies that fail to safeguard data of EU citizens and residents. In the U.S. 16 states recently introduced new, ACLU supported data privacy legislation. In spite of efforts to improve privacy protections many enterprises are not doing enough to protect cons...

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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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Cybersecurity Predictions for 2016

December 16, 2015 Added by:Tim Liu

2015 was another fascinating year for cybersecurity. From the OPM to Anthem, Ashley Madison and countless other data breaches, there was no shortage of stories capturing national attention. So what does 2016 have in store?

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Why Companies Fail to Secure Their Web Apps

December 14, 2015 Added by:Ilia Kolochenko

The five things that companies do to make hacking into their websites and web applications even easier for the hackers.

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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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Is the Joomla CVE in Your Enterprise Digital Footprint?

November 12, 2015 Added by:Peter Zavlaris

Joomla is the second most popular CMS according to w3Techs. For those in the business of spreading malware or phishing scams, this is a huge opportunity.

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SAP Afaria Stored XSS vulnerability - detailed review

October 21, 2015 Added by:Alexander Polyakov

Today we will show how SAP Afaria, an MDM solution from a world-famous software vendor, works and how cybercriminals can attack it in different ways.

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Can CTF Players Replace Professional Penetration Testers?

September 23, 2015 Added by:Ilia Kolochenko

The first issue with the majority of CTFs is that they focus on single result (flag), rather than a process of comprehensive consecutive security testing.

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Microsoft Patches Critical IE Flaw Exploited in the Wild

August 18, 2015 Added by:Mike Lennon

Microsoft issued an emergency out-of-band update to fix a critical vulnerability (CVE-2015-2502) being actively exploited in the wild and affecting all versions of Internet Explorer from IE 7 through 11.

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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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Understanding the Strengths and Limitations of Static Analysis Security Testing (SAST)

July 17, 2015 Added by:Rohit Sethi

While static analysis is a very valuable technology for secure development, it is clearly no substitute for building applications with security in mind from the start.

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