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How to convince the CFO of the budgetary security need

It had been custom for organizations to think of cyber security in terms of an information technology (IT) problem best left to IT people to address and fix. However, as more prolific breaches were publicized exposing a variety of...


Job hunting? White House seeking a CISO

I cannot help but to think of some memes at times. The one that has gotten lodged there today is the late Robin Williams with a great big bushy beard screaming “What year is it?”. News came out today that, at long last, the White...

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What do we need to improve security?

Keith Lowry from Nuix shares his experience and insights on what we need to do to reshape and reprioritize information security practices

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Former NSA director Mike McConnell joins Securonix board

Security intelligence platform provider Securonix announced that Vice Admiral (Ret.) Mike McConnell, former U.S. Director of National Intelligence, has joined the company as senior advisory board member.

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Strong Taiwan quake appears to have little effect on chip industry

An earthquake measuring 6.4 on the Richter scale struck close to a major chip manufacturing hub in Tainan, Taiwan on Saturday morning local time. Some damage was reported to TSMC, a major chip manufacturer.

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What to love about your IT security job

Security practices may not top the “what I love about my job” list for the everyday employee, but for those working in the InfoSec industry, it’s a different story.

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Jason Hoffman joins Marketo as company's first CSO

The marketing automation company has centralized leadership around security and risk management into one organization, led by Hoffman.

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What every IT department needs to know about IT audits

Today's IT departments are faced with deadlines to deploy and fix an ever increasing array of advanced technology. All of this while trying to maintain some sort of security and compliance posture. Add to this budget cuts and staff...

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To queue or not to queue, that is the PCI question

In the first of this three-part series, David Mundhenk and I will detail issues surrounding message queuing and how to ensure it doesn’t break your PCI DSS compliance effort.

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SpyHunter anti-malware maker files lawsuit over bad review

Bleeping Computer, one of the Web's largest self-help portals for computer problems, has been sued by Enigma Software Group after posting a bad review of their core product SpyHunter. The lawsuit was filed on January 8, but the review...

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Risk vs reward: how to talk about bug bounty programs

Casey Ellis, co-founder and CEO of Bugcrowd Inc., offers some advice for security newbs on how to broach the topic of bug bounty programs.

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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?...


The struggle to create fusion energy at MIT

MIT's Dennis Whyte talks about the efforts to build a prototype fusion reactor.


The MIT C-MOD Fusion Reactor Project

MIT has been developing a small fusion reactor prototype, three of which could power the City of Boston if they were fully built.

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FireEye acquires Invotas; Who's next?

FireEye adds security orchestration and automation to their global threat intelligence platform.


The findings on how consumers actually behave after breaches

Dr. Branden Williams shares the data from his recent research on how consumers actually behave after breaches and what it means for security leaders

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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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Live from Tel Aviv, it’s CyberTech

I attended the Cybertech Conference & Exhibition in Tel Aviv. Now that I have caught my breath, here’s my account.

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