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Cybersecurity pros pushed into sales roles

It has gotten to the point that besides trying to secure the product, companies are asking their security pros to explain and sell the product to prospective clients.

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‘Sometimes it is necessary to bend the rules a bit’

A recent survey asked employees why they didn’t follow the rules and much of the response sounded a bit like a child answering their parent. They might have been bored or there were too many rules to deal with.

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Caught in the breach – what to do first

Since there is no way to prevent every cyber attack, incident response is crucial. Experts at the MIT Sloan CIO Symposium talk about what to do immediately after the bad news hits.

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Proposed 'hack back' law would not have stopped WannaCry

On Monday, the Financial Times published a story concerning a proposed bill form Representative Tom Graves, a Republican from Georgia's 14th district. Graves has proposed changing the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA) to allow...

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AI: The promise and the peril

Two panels at the MIT Sloan CIO Symposium this week focused on how to embrace the almost magical productivity benefits of artificial intelligence without leaving workers behind.

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Cybersecurity ROI: Still a tough sell

Cybersecurity is a wise investment. But as a panel of experts at the MIT Sloan CIO Symposium said, it is difficult to put an exact number on it.

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Kentucky workers comp carrier survives ransomware

An overzealous Web surfer brings employee training to the forefront. See how they have tightened up the network.

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APT3 hackers linked to Chinese intelligence

The APT3 hacker group, which has been attacking government and defense industry targets since 2010, has been linked to the Chinese Ministry of State Security, according to a report by Recorded Future.

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6 reasons to study security in college (and 7 reasons not to)

Two experts in the field debate whether it is a waste of time or it prepares you for the job force.

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New CISO Chris McDaniels to help drive Mosaic451’s cybersecurity practice

The US Air Force veteran brings deep experience in cyber defense and emergency response.

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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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Malicious subtitles in popular media players could lead to remote compromise

Researchers at Check Point have discovered a flaw affecting several popular media players, which stems from how they process subtitles. If exploited, an attacker could gain remote access to the victim's system. It's estimated that...

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Be wary of fake WannaCry fixes

When the WannaCry malware hit, many users were scrambling for fixes -- but some of the proffered solutions were actually just more malware, in disguise

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27 arrested for black box ATM attacks across Europe

Europol said in a statement last week that 27 people have been arrested for their connection to a string of successful black box attacks against ATMs across Europe. Since 2016, these attacks have resulted in more than €45 million in...

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Don't Panic: Breach at software developer shouldn’t affect its customers or its future

A leading independent Mac and iOS development company has chagrin, but says no customer or financial information leaked, nor was its website compromised.

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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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DHS wargames included a scenario similar to WannaCry

In March of 2016, the Department of Homeland Security conducted a national exercise to see how the government and the private sector would react to a multi-sector cyberattack on critical infrastructure. The scenario included malware...

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Veristor hires Jackie Groark as director, security/CISO

Groark, an expert in threat detection and intelligence, will lead the company’s security practice.

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