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How to keep branch offices as secure as corporate HQ

Satellite worksites can cause big headaches for tech pros tasked with keeping company assets secure. We talked to a number of tech pros to find out more about the dangers—and the solutions.

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Spanish police nab suspected hacker behind Neverquest banking malware

Spanish police have arrested a suspected Russian hacker of developing the Neverquest banking Trojan, a malware targeting financial institutions across the world.

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Anyone want a pair of network-connected jeans?

The IoT gold rush is on and companies are rushing to get their share of the action. These devices seem to be everywhere. Some are useful, some can have unexpected side effects and some are just plain silly. Let's take a look at some...

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The CSO guide to top security conferences

CSO Online’s calendar of upcoming security conferences makes it easy to find the events that matter the most to you.

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Assange seeks to discuss his US extradition with the feds

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange said he stands by an earlier pledge to face trial in the U.S., but he is first urging federal investigators to name the exact charges against him.

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Microsoft’s standing to sue over secret US data requests in question

Microsoft’s lawsuit objecting to the indiscriminate use by U.S. law enforcement of orders that demand user data without the opportunity to inform the customer may run into questions about the software giant's standing to raise the...

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Hunting for SOCs

New report looks at the trends, capabilities, and maturity levels of organizations’ security operations centers.

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Rsync errors lead to data breach at Canadian ISP, KWIC Internet

Misconfigured Rsync instances across multiple servers has led to a data breach at a Canadian ISP, exposing sensitive information and affecting all of their customers. The ISP, KWIC Internet in Simcoe, Ontario, fixed the problems after...

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How fortified is your SAP against security breaches?

Can you even tell if a breach has occurred? Have you inventoried its vulnerabilities - and taken steps to prevent, for example, a $22 million per minute loss due to a SAP breach? Ask yourself these 10 questions to find out if your SAP...

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How to wake the enterprise from IoT security nightmares

Solutions present and future for IoT security scares that keep you up at night.

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Attackers start wiping data from CouchDB and Hadoop databases

Researchers are reporting data wiping attacks hitting openly accessible Hadoop and CouchDB deployments.

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Is antivirus getting worse?

Anti-virus software is getting worse at detecting both known and new threats, says a new report. Average detection rates for known malware went down a couple of percentage points slightly from 2015 to 2016, while detection rates for...

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CIA updates rules for collecting and retaining info on US people

The U.S. Central Intelligence Agency on Wednesday updated rules relating to the collection, retention and dissemination of information of U.S. persons, including putting a limit of five years on holding certain sensitive data and...

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Oracle patches raft of vulnerabilities in business applications

Oracle released its first batch of security patches this year fixing 270 vulnerabilities, mostly in business-critical applications.

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Snowden allowed to stay in Russia longer

U.S. National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden will be allowed to stay in Russia for "another couple of years," according to a spokeswoman for the government there.

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No more ransomware?

A new project holds out hope in the war against ransomware attacks.

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How to get fired in 2017: Have a security breach

There are many reasons why IT professionals can be fired, but six out of the top nine are related to security. Fireable offenses included failing to modernize a security program, data breaches with unknown causes, data breaches that...

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Do you have a cyber A-team?

The stakes are too high, especially for public companies, not to have a true cyber A-team. Companies of all sizes should ask themselves: do we have a real cyber A-team of executives and outside experts?

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