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Are you immune from this very real risk to your tenure as CSO?

As we work to adjust our bias for breach prevention, the real concern is how the response is handled. Some steps to help ensure you get it right.


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A possible breach at Goodwill is bad, but nothing special

Last week, Goodwill Industries International was alerted by federal authorities to a possible payment card breach at several of their U.S. locations. Reaction to this news has been typical for the most part, as they're yet another...

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Butler University data breach impacts 163,000

Indianapolis-based Butler University has warned more than 160,000 students, alumni, faculty, staff, and past applicants that their personal information was exposed during a data breach in 2013.

NCC Group's new '.trust' domain promises Internet security overhaul

Designed to make phishing and other abuses harder

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Code Spaces forced to close its doors after security incident

Code Spaces, a SVN and Git hosting provider, used by organizations for project management and development needs, has folded after an attacker compromised their internal systems.

Security concerns slow bank adoption of cloud and mobile

Fujitsu report shows many banks running scared of next gen technology

University researchers test cyber-defense for nation's power grid

University researchers are testing whether a distributed computing system could be used to prevent a major blackout during a cyberattack on the nation's power grid.

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Forum compromise impacts 400,000 AVAST users

Vince Steckler, the CEO of AVAST software – one of the Web's most popular free anti-Virus programs, announced a breach over the holiday weekend, which impacts nearly 400,000 users.

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Vendor error forces Lowe's to issue breach notification letters

In a letter to both current and former employees, Lowe’s says that personal information might have been compromised after a third-party vendor exposed it to the public.

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Bitly discloses account compromise, urges users to change passwords

On Thursday evening, Bitly (bit.ly), one of the Web's largest URL shortening services, urged users to reset their API keys, OAuth tokens, and passwords.

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In Depth

Avoiding burnout: Ten tips for hackers working incident response

Recent security graduates entering the world of incident response, or those with a strong security background making a career move, face a challenging environment that often leads to frustration and burnout.

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HealthCare.gov urges password resets due to Heartbleed

Officials are urging those with accounts on HealthCare.gov to reset their passwords due to the Heartbleed vulnerability.

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19 year-old arrested for attack on Canadian tax agency

A 19 year old London, Ontario man was arrested by the RCMP on Tuesday, in connection to the ongoing investigation of the Canada Revenue Agency data breach.

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Heartbleed vulnerability linked to breach of Canadian tax data

The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA), Canada's tax-collection agency, confirmed in a statement on Monday that the Heartbleed vulnerability was to blame for the loss of tax-related information.

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Heartbleed (CVE-2014-0160): An overview of the problem and the resources needed to fix it

After only a few days, the Internet is buzzing with news surrounding CVE-2014-0160, better known as the Heartbleed vulnerability. CSO has compiled the following in order to offer a single source to help administrators and security...

Think data breach won't happen to you? Why we need to close the gap between perception and reality

Organizations continue to believe they are neither targeted nor likely to succumb to attack. They delude themselves into thinking that either they can invest enough to prevent breaches or their profile keeps them under the radar....

When it comes to disaster recovery, it's nothing but failure

A new study from the Disaster Recovery Preparedness (DRP) Council has nothing but doom and gloom when it comes to the state of disaster recovery.

DDoS attack on CloudFlare customer larger than Spamhaus

In a report on the DDoS attack against one of their customers earlier this week, CloudFlare says that the attackers generated an enormous amount of traffic, from 4,529 NTP servers that were running on 1,298 different networks. As a...

Vulnerable vBulletin install on OpenSUSE forums exploited

A Pakistani "hacker," calling themselves H4x0r HuSsY , used a known vBulletin vulnerability to deface the openSUSE forums, and compromise databases stored by the site.

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