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Learn how to get a rate cut on your cyberinsurance

Companies with optimized Microsoft Office 365 security settings may qualify for lower cyberinsurance rates through The Hartford.

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Why the CSO needs to be involved in active shooter prep

All security managers, especially those charged with physical security responsibilities, need to be involved in emergency prep for varying scenarios - including the potential for an active shooter on scene. Imad Mouline, CTO at...

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What's next for Azure Site Recovery?

Microsoft’s Azure-based high availability disaster recovery service turns the cloud into your off-site failover for complex applications, and it can double as a migration strategy.

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Why security leaders need to include financial health when assessing security risk

James Gellert explains the importance of financial health and what to look for when assessing third parties and partners

Ransomware makes California nursing school feel ill

About three months ago, an instructor at Gurnick Academy, a California-based nursing school, had his biggest fear come alive. When he tried to access his lectures, the files were encrypted. The teacher was literally locked out of his...

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Free backup tools for your PC

What's it gonna take? These free backup tools are a good start.

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A bold approach to fix the cybersecurity staffing deficit

Cybersecurity recruiter and leadership adviser Stephen Spagnuolo of ZRG Partners lays out a long term national cyber talent staffing plan, that will not only increase the cyber leader ranks, but also embolden their cyber battle skills...

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8 data storage and recovery tips

Data storage experts share their advice regarding the best ways for small and midsized businesses to protect electronic information.

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Video: How to recover a system from a Ransomware attack

Having a system infected with Ransomware can be a painful and frightening experience for some. However, if you’ve got backups and some time on your hands, it is possible to recover from a Ransomware attack. Here's how you do it.

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Video: Infecting a system with Locky Ransomware

Ransomware is a problem. Businesses, governments, even home users have felt the impact of this malicious criminal enterprise. CSO wanted to demonstrate the speed and devastation that comes with a Ransomware attack, and the only way to...

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How to handle business continuity in a crisis

IT resilience ensures business continuity in crisis, but only if executed with forethought and diligence. Todd Scallan of Axcient suggests applying any of these six tips to make IT resilient.

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Experts split on how soon quantum computing is coming, but say we should start preparing now

Whether quantum computing is 10 years away -- or is already here -- it promises to make current encryption methods obsolete, so enterprises need to start laying the groundwork for new encryption methods.

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What 2017 has in store for cybersecurity

There is much uncertainty surrounding the security industry for 2017. Many of the trepidations of experts in the field are directly connected to what the nation’s next president will do. Find out what else worries them.

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4 historic security events of 2016 and what they teach us [Infographic]

From the massive data breaches at Yahoo to the election hacks, history will look back on 2016 as a very instructive year indeed.

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Tips for maintaining security while employees are out of the office for the holidays

As workers are enjoying time away from the office for the holidays, hackers are viewing this slow down as an optimal time to attack corporate systems. To avoid having your organization turn into this holiday’s victim, security...

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Yogi Berra was never in the cybersecurity business

It's tough to make predictions, especially about the future. Except one: Your company will get hacked in 2017. Cyberattacks are so common and so discrete that it's virtually a sure thing that hackers will at least probe, and probably...

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4 top disaster recovery packages compared

There’s arguably no more important IT task than making sure business systems and data can be restored after a disaster. So we asked system administrators to identify the best features — and what’s missing — in four leading software...

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27% off WakaWaka Solar-Powered Flashlight and Smartphone Charger - Deal Alert

The WakaWaka Power+ is a durable, lightweight and compact solar charger that is capable of charging virtually any type of smartphone or small electronic device within just a few hours, and providing up to 150 hours of safe,...

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