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Most corporate risk due to just 1% of employees

Just 1 percent of employees are responsible for 75 percent of cloud-related enterprise security risk, and companies can dramatically reduce their exposure at very little additional cost by paying extra attention to these users.

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When to host your Website's security

Managing the daily updates and upgrades needed to keep the website secure demands a highly skilled administration team.

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Five signs an employee plans to leave with your company’s data

Predictive analytics plays a growing role.

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How the cloud improves security for everyone

Reflecting on the insights and discussions of the Leading Security Change series reveals a clear benefit of moving to the cloud that improves security for everyone

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Rapid, automated, *secure* deployment of cloud servers

At Defcon this year, two researchers proposed a model for rapid, automated deployment of cloud servers using Amazon Web Services and a variety of free service providers. Their model is exactly what I mean by convenient security. This...

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Leading to a secure cloud - panel discussion recording, slides & transcript (downloads)

Listen to the recorded panel discussion, check the slides, and read the transcript of the “Leading Security Change” discussion on moving to a more secure cloud.

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Dropbox security chief defends security and privacy in the cloud

Patrick Heim, head of Trust & Security at Dropbox, responds to queries about the security and privacy of cloud-based consumerized IT applications in the enterprise.

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What I learned from resetting over 300 passwords

After the password manager company LastPass announced a data breach of account credentials, I decided to change the password on all the accounts I've ever created - over 300. In the process I made many discoveries about the state of...

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Cloud security sector leads cybersecurity mergers and acquisition report

Cybersecurity M&A activity from the recent quarter.

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Continuous monitoring and web security: Are you competitive with Black Hats?

Nowadays security companies have to compete not only with other vendors, but also with sophisticated cyber gangs. If you will fail to detect and patch security vulnerabilities in a timely manner – Black Hats will do it for you, but...

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Banks balance security and workflow when encrypting in the cloud

When financial institutions store data in the cloud, they use different kinds of encryption depending on security and workflow requirements, according to a new report from CipherCloud.

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Google Drive phishing is back -- with obfuscation

If you have a Google account and a stranger sends you a link to a document on Google Drive, think twice before clicking -- it could be a phishing scam designed to harvest your Google credentials

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US govt guide aims to bolster security of mobile devices used in health care

Health care providers are increasingly using smartphones and tablets for tasks such as accessing and transferring medical records, and submitting prescriptions, but these devices may not be secure enough to protect sensitive medical...

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Google slams proposed export controls on security tools

A proposed set of software export controls, including controls on selling hacking software outside the U.S., are "dangerously broad and vague," Google said Monday.

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Why security leaders must seize the opportunity to implement cloud and improve security

Leading Security Change contributor B. Scott Wilson explains why -- and how -- security leaders need to embrace cloud to benefit their organizations and improve security

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Insider secrets for a security leader to assess a cloud provider

Leading Security Change contributor Joan Pepin shares her insider knowledge of what to look for and how to get accurate answers when assessing the security of a cloud provider

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Cloud service brokers help direct you through the traffic

With so many cloud service providers that run the gamut from first-rate to not well known, navigating the cloud territory can seems as daunting as hitching a cart to a horse and heading west.

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Lead, follow, or get out of the way of cloud

Leading Security Change contributor Lori MacVittie shares insights and recent findings on how to successfully think about and guide cloud security decisions

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