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How employees can share the IT security load

Security threats weigh heavily on IT and security professionals, and it is a responsibility that they should not bear alone. We all need to do our part to uphold the safeguarding of sensitive data.

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Cybercriminal business model vulnerable to intervention

Cybercrime may be booming but its business model is vulnerable on many fronts, according to a new report.

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Mitigating insider threats from a people perspective

Mitigating insider threats is an ongoing effort that requires a holistic approach that encompasses technological as well as human solutions. Additionally, organizational and situational factors can help mitigate the threat posed by...

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Blackhole exploit kit author sent to jail: Pyrrhic victory for the cybersecurity industry

The imprisonment is rather a defeat than a victory for our industry if we carefully look into the details.

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The impact of the new Trans-Atlantic privacy law

After 20 years of relative calm regarding the handling of personal data of EU citizens by U.S. companies, events over the past six months have instigated widespread reform. While the resolution is yet to be confirmed, the building...

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This honeypot proves UX is essential to security solutions

Haroon Meer shares his insights on how to design security solutions that are delightful to use as they provide measureable value to security leaders

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Celebgate: Social engineering used to steal celebrity nude photos

On Tuesday, the Department of Justice, U.S. Attorney’s Office, Central District of California announced that Ryan Collins, 36, of Lancaster, Pennsylvania, plead guilty to violation of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act.

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Verizon releases first-ever data breach digest with security case studies

Verizon is known for its huge annual Data Breach Investigations Report, but this morning it released a less data-heavy digest organized by case study

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Starting out in cybersecurity? Read lessons learned and enter competitions

What you can learn from Fidelis Cybersecurity and RSA

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Are you prepared to respond to ransomware the right way?

Rob Gresham explains the evolution of ransomware and shares insights into smarter ways to prepare and respond

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Security negligence goes to court

The number of people whose data was breached in 2015 exceeded that of the previous year. How do we plan to regulate these cases? What should organizations be compelled to do in order to protect the sensitive information they store?...

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Does attribution matter to security leaders?

Levi Gundert shares his experience on when, how, and why attribution matters for security leaders

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FTC ruling suggests upcoming changes for data compliance regulation

Recent data breaches tell us what private and public sector victims are dealing with: disruption, reputational damage, and significant financial repercussions. They can also find themselves attracting the undesirable attention of...

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Why we need behavior-centric detection and response

According to the Verizon 2015 Data Breach Investigations Report (DBIR), 60 percent of the time, attackers were able to compromise an organization within minutes. Meanwhile, in more than 75 percent of the cases, the average time to...

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Quarter of firms can't tell how hackers get in

The majority of large companies have experienced a breach over the past twelve months, but almost a quarter, 23 percent, of firms do not know how the hackers got in, according to a new survey.

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DDoS attacks: a perfect smoke screen for APTs and silent data breaches

Growing DDoS attacks more and more frequently try to distract incident response teams in order to hide much bigger security incidents.

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Attackers go on malware-free diet

To avoid detection, some hackers are ditching malware and living "off the land" -- using whatever tools are already available in the compromised systems.

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GameOver ZeuS criminals spied on Turkey, Georgia, Ukraine and OPEC

The criminals behind the GameOver ZeuS Botnet didn’t just steal $100 million from banks -- they also spied on several countries on behalf of Russia, according to a Black Hat presentation Wednesday by an FBI agent and two other...

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