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2017 security predictions

If you thought 2016 was bad, fasten your seat belts -- next year is going to be even worse.

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29% off Seagate Expansion 8TB Desktop External Hard Drive USB 3.0

Instantly add space for more files, consolidate all of your files to a single location, or free up space on your computer's internal drive to help improve performance.

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Incident response and our 'culture of winning'

Security professionals understand the immense value of a formal incident response plan, but management may not always see it the same way, especially as it may be viewed by stockholders or other interests as a "plan to fail". But...

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Best Deals of the Week, October 24th - October 28th - Deal Alert

Check out this roundup of the best deals on gadgets, gear and other cool stuff we have found this week, the week of October 24th. All items are highly rated, and dramatically discounted.

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Technology levels the vendor playing field

Gone are the days when the largest vendor in their space was the "right" choice when procuring software. It's time for that viewpoint to change, as the modern age of technology has opened up a world of options for organizations to...

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A better way for security leaders to handle third party risk

Patrick Gorman shares the change in mindset needed to improve how we handle and protect the digital supply chain, third-party risk, and security overall

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Amazon resets customer passwords, while LeakedSource discloses massive update

Last weekend, and continuing on to earlier this week, Amazon sent password reset notifications to customers whose accounts were likely using recycled credentials. In somewhat related news, LeakedSource said on Tuesday they’ve added...

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Drones could help with disasters like Hurricane Matthew

Emergency personnel could use 'flying hot spots' to communicate in remote places where wireless antennas were lost or unavailable.

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Taking down the internet: possible but how probable?

Security guru Bruce Schneier reported recently that the companies that maintain the “backbone” of the internet have been under increasing attacks designed to test their defenses. It’s the kind of thing, he said, that could mean an...

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Crisis planning: 6 ways to put people first

"Planning for the 'what ifs' is not just about imagining events that are hard to imagine. It is about knowing which of your business functions will determine your ability to weather a crisis," says Bill Tibbo.

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IT audits must consider the cyber kill chain and much more!

Its not enough to perform an IT audit to achieve compliance alone, Today's threat landscape includes sophisticated APT's, Advanced Persistent Threats, Remote access Trojans and Ransomeware to name a few, In order for an IT audit to...

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Anatomy of an insider attack

Planning for insider attacks requires attack path analysis. Using scenarios, like the one in this post, help identify weaknesses.

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Meteors, disasters and the diesel generators

In August of 2003 it was just after 4 pm and I was leaving a vendor event where I was watching a professional tennis match. I was looking forward to the weekend ahead with a light Friday on the schedule. I could not have known how...

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Some thoughts on the Krebs situation: Akamai made a painful business call

This weekend Salted Hash is at DerbyCon, and we’ll be posting a few updates from the show, but some recent events have generated buzz, and they’re worth discussing. Namely, Brian Krebs is being censored, and that sets a bad precedent...

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Backups aren't just for smoking crater scenarios

Every company I had worked for in the past was another piece in my continuing education. Along the way there have been some lessons that were recurring. One of the main ones was around backups. Time and again I would encounter the...

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The only three passwords your survivors will ever need

If you die or become incapacitated how would your spouse or friends deal with the digital waterfall of information that was inaccessible to them? How would they know all of your accounts and passwords? Would they be able to able to...

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IoT and your digital supply chain

“Money, it's a gas. Grab that cash with both hands and make a stash”, Pink Floyd is always near and dear to my heart. No doubt the theme song to a lot of producers of devices that fall into the category of Internet of Things or...

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Gmail outage for business users lasted over 12 hours

Gmail service for users of the Google for Work cloud-based productivity suite was down for over 12 hours on Wednesday, apparently affecting users in a number of countries including the U.S.

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