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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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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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