Disaster Recovery

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20-plus tips on securing your home like a pro

We picked the brains of home-security professionals to learn which devices and tactics deliver the most bang for the buck.

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Leaked Saudi emails reveal new victim of Iranian hackers

Documents published by WikiLeaks, sourced from the Saudi government, have revealed the country's Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) as a victim of the series of attacks in 2014 collectively called Operation Cleaver.

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7 steps to protect your business from cybercrime

As cybercriminals employ increasingly sophisticated tactics to steal identities and data, and the costs and consequences of data breaches skyrocket, here are seven steps that your small business should be taking to insulate themselves...

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Kaspersky compromise points to nation-state actors

Kaspersky Labs disclosed a network compromise on Wednesday, which leveraged a new class of malware unlike anything the company has seen before. Given the similarities with previous versions, Kaspersky is confident the malware is a...

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$154 or 58 cents -- what's the real cost of a breached data record?

Does a data breach cost an average of 58 cents a record -- or $154? That's a significant difference for companies preparing incident response plans, as well as for insurance companies, regulators, auditors and others looking to ensure...

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Heartland issues breach notification letters after computer theft

In a letter to the California Attorney General, Heartland Payment Systems has disclosed a data breach impacting personal information. The letter says that the data exposure is the result of a break-in at one of their offices, which...

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eNom discloses DNS attack to customers

On Thursday, Taryn Naidu, the CEO of domain registrar eNom, sent a letter to customers disclosing a "very sophisticated attack" that targeted the DNS settings on four domains. The email was sent in order to provide transparency, but...

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CareFirst data breach affects 1.1 million people

On Wednesday, CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield (CareFirst) disclosed a data breach that impacts 1.1 million current and former members. Within the next three weeks, CareFirst will be notifying 1.1 million people in Maryland, the...

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Business continuity and disaster recovery planning: The basics

Good business continuity plans will keep your company up and running through interruptions of any kind: power failures, IT system crashes, natural disasters, supply chain problems and more.

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Law firm says human error to blame for client breaches in 2014

The Privacy and Data Protection team at BakerHostetler, a law firm with offices across the U.S, has released a report stating that human error was responsible for the majority of the security incident cases they worked in 2014.

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Penn State disables network after attack, says China is to blame

The Penn State College of Engineering took their network offline on Friday, after being targeted by what the school is calling two "sophisticated" cyber attacks. The university engaged FireEye to help with incident response, and...

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SAFETY Act liability shield starts showing cracks

This week, Salted Hash has examined the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) SAFETY Act, and FireEye's promise to customers that their certification under the act provides them protection from lawsuits or claims alleging that the...

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FireEye offers new details on customer liability shields under the SAFETY Act

On Friday, Salted Hash explored the announcement from FireEye that their customers now have a liability shield due to being certified by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) under the SAFETY Act. Now the company has released...

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FireEye customers get liability shield thanks to SAFETY Act

Last week, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) certified FireEye under the SAFETY Act, providing their customers protection from lawsuits or claims alleging that the products failed to prevent an act of cyber-terrorism.

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Ham radio attempts to fill communication gaps in Nepal rescue effort

Solar and battery-powered amateur radios can run even during power outages

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Tesla attack started with a single phone call

Last weekend, Tesla Motors had their website, and Twitter accounts hijacked by individuals looking to play a joke. They used their access to deface the company's website and spam a computer repair shop in Illinois, posting their...

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Are you prepared to make an impact in the boardroom as a security leader?

You can make an impact in the boardroom if you prepare yourself first. Kevin West of K logix shares three ways for security leaders to get started.

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Senator wants bomb-making information removed from the Internet

Feinstein calls for al-Qaeda's Inspire Magazine and the Anarachist Cookbook to be censored

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