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The most common errors identified in professional DNS audits

Chris Roosenraad, director of DNS Services at Neustar, shares some of the most common errors observed during audits of its customer’s DNS infrastructure and the best practices you can take to ensure you are maximizing your DNS...

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Unmanaged, orphaned SSH keys remain a serious enterprise risk

There are many ways attackers can try to infiltrate an enterprise, but many times enterprises make it so easy that the attackers don’t have to try too hard. Consider the current state of orphan SSH (Secure Shell) keys and how...

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Learning from the ROI of WannaCry

What the earnings indicate about enterprise security practices and unknown future attacks.

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Outsourcing security: Would you turn over the keys to a third party?

Years ago it would have been unthinkable to give up control to securing your most valuable assets. But for some companies the risk of handing the security keys to a third party is less than the idea of facing the daily barrage of...

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Face it: Enterprise cyberattacks are going to happen

There are now so many cyberattacks that many enterprises simply accept that hackers will find ways to break into their systems. Companies are combining new and old methods to thwart the bad guys.

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False positives still cause threat alert fatigue

How you set up and prioritize which alerts to look at and act on is the basis for an effective threat management strategy.

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Report: Top 25 IT security products

Download this exclusive report highlighting 25 top security products – as rated by actual enterprise users of the products – in categories such as cloud security, firewalls, SIEM, application security and IoT security.

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Securing risky network ports

CSO examines risky network ports based on related applications, vulnerabilities, and attacks, providing approaches to protect the enterprise from malicious hackers who misuse these openings.

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Night at the information security museum

Museum physical security incidents provide an excellent learning mechanism for information security teams. With that, I’d like to look at three major museum incidents and provide a lesson learned from each for information security...

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Are we ready to bid the SIEM farewell?

SIEM technology is old, and possibly not properly configured making it vulnerable to attacks.

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Keep the change: 9 steps to adapting to IT security

Changing the way we look at "security" could make the difference in how successful we are. Here's a step-by-step process CSOs and their teams can implement to integrate any type of GRC or Infrastructure Security change initiative into...

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The 7 worst automation failures

A list of the moments when technology monumentally backfired.

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How to clean up security vulnerabilities with better cyber hygiene

One of the more neglected aspects of network security is people. Just as we grew up learning good personal hygiene practices, we are now obligated to teach similar practices among the users of our networks to prevent cyber attacks and...

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Report: 30% of malware is zero-day, missed by legacy antivirus

At least 30 percent of malware today is new, zero-day malware that is missed by traditional antivirus defenses, according to a new report

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Missing the mark on IoT security

Focusing on securing Internet of Things (IoT) devices is all the rage right now, but companies that are fixated on this specific issue are overlooking the more obvious solutions to their problems.

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What it takes to become an IT security engineer

The role is a fairly new one in many companies, and qualified candidates are in high demand. Learn how one IT security engineer landed his current job, the skills and training that helped him get there, and where his sights are set...

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Cebit showcases security after Snowden

It's almost four years since Edward Snowden leaked U.S. National Security Agency documents revealing the extent of the organization's surveillance of global internet traffic, but he's still making the headlines in Germany.

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