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Ted Koppel: Apocalypse likely

Retired “Nightline” anchor Ted Koppel, in his new book “Lights Out,” says he is simply documenting the veracity of warnings from top U.S. intelligence officials that the nation’s energy grid is vulnerable to a cyberattack that could...

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14 DRaaS vendors that will rescue you in a pinch

Gartner assesses products ability to help networks recover quickly.

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All CoinVault and Bitcryptor ransomware victims can now recover their files for free

Researchers from Kaspersky Lab and the Dutch Public Prosecution Service have obtained the last set of encryption keys from command-and-control servers that were used by CoinVault and Bitcryptor, two related ransomware threats.

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The FBI isn't wrong; sometimes you will have to pay the ransom

Last week, during the 2015 Cyber Security Summit in Boston, Special Agent Joseph Bonavolonta said that the FBI's advice for some Ransomware attacks is to pay the ransom. Unfortunately, that might be the best option in some cases.

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9 ways to be tech-ready for the next hurricane

With Hurricane Joaquin stirring up high winds and rain off the East Coast, FEMA has released a set of guidelines that might help you stay connected and keep your systems operational once the storm hits.

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How to detect credit card theft in the early moments

A single email helped prevent thousands in fraudulent credit card transactions. This isn't a special trick, it's a service most financial institutions offer, but it's only useful if you enable it.

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The disaster-recovery lessons we learned after Katrina

The destruction of the hurricane itself, and the subsequent flooding that put most of New Orleans underwater knocked many businesses out of commission—and more than a few completely out of existence. Thankfully, we have learned a lot...

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Ashley Madison CEO quits, company says they're adjusting to breach

Noel Biderman, the CEO of Avid Life Media, resigned on Friday, weeks after a group calling itself Impact Team published compromised data, including details on more than 30 million Ashley Madison account holders.

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The incident response plan you never knew you had

By leveraging important elements of the existing business continuity plan (BCP) and resources, the security team can jump start the computer incident response plan (CIRP) and obtain a faster and more responsive organization.

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Virtualization doubles the cost of security breach

When a security incident involves virtual machines in either a public or private cloud environment, the recovery costs double compared to that of a traditional environment, according to a new report from Kaspersky Lab.


Threat intelligence needs to grow up

Security teams are overwhelmed with a massive amount of threat data. While a decade ago no one was talking about threat intelligence except government agencies, organizations are now bombarded with threat data leaving them challenged...


Black Hat 2015: Salted Hash live blog (Day 1)

Targeted attacks and social engineering are the top two concerns for Black Hat attendees, according to a recently published study based on responses from nearly 500 working InfoSec professionals.

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10 tips to make sure you are ready when a disaster strikes

BIAImage by SVIDSHUBStart with a business impact analysis (BIA). This will identify the business's most crucial systems and processes and the effect an outage would have on the business. The greater the potential impact, the more...


DDoS Attacks Take Down RBS, Ulster Bank, and Natwest Online Systems

Customers of the RBS group of banks were unable to access their online accounts due to a 50 minute DDoS attack

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FBI alert discloses malware tied to the OPM and Anthem attacks

The breach at the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is still the leading security incident in the news. Just last week the public learned that the breach might impact up to 32 million people and earlier this month, the FBI released...

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Incident response lessons from the Texas flash flood

During the overnight hours of Saturday night and Sunday morning May 23-24, heavy rain in the Texas Hill Country triggered a flash flood of near-Biblical proportions in Wimberley and San Marcos. This is the story of a disaster response...

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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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