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Balancing Trust and Safety with Growth

By using checkpoints, your trust and safety team can protect your customers, brand and bottom line, while continuing to enable rapid customer growth.

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Five new threats to your mobile device security

Cyber criminals are stepping up their attacks on mobile devices with new weapons and variations on old ones.

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An insider sifts through 108,000 client files. What can go wrong?

Bupa Global responds after an employee in its international health insurance division was caught copying and removing information from client files.

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Is cybercrime the greatest threat to every company in the world?

IBM CEO Ginni Rometty predicted the impact of cybercrime on businesses globally, and the cybersecurity community agrees she was right.

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'Jump boxes' and SAWs improve security, if you set them up right

The concept of a traditional “jump box”, a secure computer that all admins first connect to before launching any administrative task or use as an origination point to connect to other servers, has morphed into an even more...

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The biggest threat to cybersecurity is not enough info sharing

Information sharing may be the best cybersecurity strategy for government agencies as they face evolving threats. But are agencies ready for the level of sharing needed to make it really work?

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Red team versus blue team: How to run an effective simulation

Playing the role of an attacker can make your team better at defense. Learn how in our step-by-step guide to war gaming your security infrastructure — from involving the right people to weighing a hypothetical vs. live event.

What to expect at Black Hat: Security hype and reality

Look for machine learning, automation, orchestration, integration and threat intelligence to dominate the Black Hat security conference.

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Great big list of cybersecurity resources

Beef up your cybersecurity knowledge with this list of cybersecurity resources, including data threats, data breaches, books, jobs, companies and VC funding.

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Are your corporate cyber defenses adequate?

Most of the organizations I speak with are talking about cyber-risk these days, and for good reason. Unfortunately, many of them are doing a lot more talking than actually doing. Some of this is human nature – threats are “somebody...

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Developer hangs patient data out in a cloud—for two years

In 2015, a developer at UIHC inadvertently put the personal data of about 5,300 patients in an open store in the cloud. UIHC found out about it in 2017.

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The best of Black Hat: The consequential, the controversial, the canceled

Over the past two decades, the annual Black Hat conference has had its share of controversy. CSO looks back at the most significant talks and demonstrations.

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Ghosts in the machine

On May 19, 1996, Leslie Isben Rogge become the first person on the 10 Most Wanted List to be apprehended due to the Internet. The FBI hasn’t been the same since.

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Cybersecurity for Family Offices: Q&A with the director of the Global Family Office Group at Citi Private Bank

An interview with Edward Marshall, director, Global Family Office Group at Citi Private Bank. Jeremy King asks questions about how Family Offices deal with cybersecurity risks and threats.

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How cognitive and robotic automation play in SecOps

Automation is everywhere, yet consistently used at the wrong times and in the wrong ways, leading to a rise in breaches and millions of unfilled security analyst positions. What are the different types of automation? How does human...

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IoT messaging protocol is big security risk

MQTT, a popular IoT messaging protocol and Oasis standard, is often left wide open to attacks. Organizations like hospitals, prisons, and critical infrastructure are often vulnerable to IoT device compromise.

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Why automation isn’t everything in cybersecurity

Everything is becoming more automated, but what does this really mean or look like for SecOps? How do you evolve with automation while still keeping your analysts?

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The 15 biggest data breaches of the 21st century

Security practitioners weigh in on the 15 worst data breaches in recent memory.

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Is your data being sold on the dark web?

Monitoring the dark web to see if your data is being sold there is risky, but solutions and services are available to help.

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IT is NOT Cybersecurity

The differences between IT and Security teams and why you need both. In less than 10 years, we will all look back and wonder how businesses ever got along without both teams. Cybersecurity is not a function of IT operations.

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