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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...

CDW Integrates with Google Apps for Cloud Collaboration

Through a partnership with Google and Esna Technologies, CDW has rolled out native access to the CDW Cloud Collaboration suite within Google Apps.

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.

Logicalis eBook: SAP HANA: The Need for Speed

Without timely business insights, organizations today can suffer logistical, manufacturing, and even financial disaster in a matter of minutes

Incident response matters

How you respond and the speediness of your response are of utmost importance, writes Nick Selby

A conversation with Aaron Titus on using open source coordination to transform disaster recovery

How would you coordinate 30,000 volunteers in 5,000 locations across an arc 500 miles long in just eight weeks? That was the challenge Aaron Titus faced in the wake of Superstorm Sandy. Undaunted, he went to work. Realizing he...

Blaster worm: Lessons learned a decade later

Aaron Turner remembers the frantic days, and sleepless nights, around battling Blaster a decade ago, and reflects on what we've learned, and work still yet to be done

Hitting The Panic Button

Today we saw that they NY Times website went down.

2013 Cyber Risk Report

The "Cyber risk report 2013 Executive summary" presents the major findings of HP Security Research's comprehensive dive into today's cyber vulnerability and threat landscape.

Organizations ignore social media when it comes to business continuity planning

New study finds while many organizations are incorporating business continuity management into their risk program, they are still failing to use social media channels as part of their plan

When Disaster Comes Calling

There are times like this when I can't help but wonder about disaster recovery plans. A large number of companies that I have worked at or spoken with over the years seemed to pay little more than lip service to this rather...

3 things to consider before buying into Disaster Recovery as a Service

From advantages, cautions and the market drivers behind this fairly new solution, David Geer gives us the drill on Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS)

Hackers could be fair game for deadly force, cyberwar experts say

New report details cyberwar rules, puts hackers in crosshairs

Internet Security Threat Report 2014

The Internet Security Threat Report (ISTR) provides an analysis of the year's global threat activity, based on data from the Symantec™ Global Intelligence Network.

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.

Lessons from Sandy: Clarity in the eye of a cyberstorm

Attorney and risk consultant Doug DePeppe on how the lessons of Superstorm Sandy can be applied to cybersecurity.

Surviving Sandy

Superstorm Sandy did a lot of damage. But it looks like most businesses lived to fight another day.

Hurricane Sandy Shows A Dramatic Improvement From Botched Katrina Response

I spend a lot of time focusing on communication in this post because over and over again, emergency and business continuity professionals always tell us that it’s the part of contingency planning that people don’t appreciate enough....

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