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Healthcare: Are you prepared to trade privacy for treatment?

The U.S. HHS Health Care Industry Cybersecurity Task Force and the U.K.'s ICO in separate reports highlight the need to better protect patients' information.

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We can't accept election hacking as a new normal

As the investigations into whether Russian hackers influenced the 2016 Presidential election in the US continue, the rest of the world prepares for the new normal of election hacking.

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Ancient lessons for a modern security program

As security programs become more and more complex, the need to see as much of what’s happening as possible is becoming one of the most critical aspects of success for any organization. But with complexity comes a need to specialize,...

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Google uses machine learning for new security features in Gmail

Google has pushed four new security features to enterprise users on G Suite, the search giant's hosted business offering. The new protections come shortly after Citizen Lab report exposed a Russia-linked Phishing and disinformation...

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Does third-party security awareness training work?

Rapid7 security analyst describes the company’s direction with in-house vs. outsourcing training.

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Wannacry or Wannabrag? Educating the board on why

Recent media attention on the Wannacry incident provides the opportunity for information security managers to demonstrate what they did right and how management decisions (and investments) directly impacted how the organization was...

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Ransomware damages rise 15X in 2 years to hit $5 billion in 2017

Ransomware damage costs are expected to hit $5 billion in 2017. To keep from becoming a victim, implement these six cybersecurity strategies.

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Suffolk County greets hurricane season with updated alerting system

Last September, as the East Coast prepared for Tropical Storm Hermine, the emergency broadcasting system accidentally sent out an evacuation alert for all of Long Island's Suffolk County. The alert was meant just for Fire Island, but...

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Blackmoon banking trojan returns with new framework

Fidelis Cybersecurity describes the new way Blackmoon was delivered to South Korean financial institutions and offers advice for preventing future attacks.

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With risk accountability, and a resilient, sustainable cyber workforce for all...

Cyber security within the public sector is at a critical juncture. The recently signed executive order on cybersecurity is a promising development.

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Ransomware makes healthcare wannacry

The NHS ordeal is a wakeup call to healthcare administrators as to what needs to be done to make sure patients and their data are safe. Find out what advice vendors provide.

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Wanna stop WannaCrypt? Don't pay ransoms, backup data, and train employees

Top 3 things for CISOs and IT security teams to do in response to the WannaCry ransomware outbreak.

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How CISOs can answer difficult questions from CEOs

A hypothetical conversation can become all too real, and hopefully you are prepared with the answers. Here is a script to help get you started.

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Your data has been kidnapped… now what?

If you think you're not a target for a cyberattack recent "ransomware" incidents should make you think again. Ransomware attacks are different than what most people perceive as a cyberattack. There's no theft of data or interest in...

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Q&A Citrix CSO: How to deal with security across multiple generations of employees

Citrix’s CSO Stan Black has been in the cybersecurity field for 20 years. He talks about how security has changed among employees in each generation.

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Kevin Mitnick performs hacking tricks, live on Wall Street

The second annual Cyber Investing Summit, held on Wall Street at the New York Stock Exchange, announced that Kevin Mitnick, the world's most famous hacker, will be its opening act on May 23, 2017.

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With security awareness, money talks

One problem with what we tell employees about taking security precautions is that the precautions interfere with their jobs.

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Opinion: Some thoughts about Gizmodo's Phishing story

On Tuesday, Gizmodo published a story about how easy it was to get Trump Administration officials and associates to click a Phishing link. In order to do this, the Gizmodo Special Projects Desk developed a fake Google Docs email,...

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