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How to prepare your Windows network for a ransomware attack

Removing barriers to hardening your Windows network and planning your response will minimize disruption from a ransomware attack.


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What is physical security? How to keep your facilities and devices safe from on-site attackers

Securing premises and devices from physical attacks can be just as challenging as defending against cyber threats. Automation and AI are increasingly used to shore up defenses.


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Serious flaws in widespread embedded TCP/IP stack endanger industrial control devices

Critical vulnerabilities potentially affect millions of devices, but finding and patching them will be difficult.


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GAO report faults CIOs, OMB for slow adoption of cybersecurity recommendations

The US agency highlight four areas where cybersecurity gaps in federal agencies threaten national security. Cites OMB for not helping CIOs get available funds.


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The Kaseya ransomware attack: A timeline

REvil's ransomware attack on software provider Kaseya underscored the threats to supply chains that ransomware groups pose. Here is an up-to-date timeline of the attack.


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Basic flaws put pneumatic tube transport systems in hospitals at risk

Multiple vulnerabilities could allow persistent take-over and ransom demands by attackers.


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CompTIA Security+: Prerequisites, objectives, and cost

Learn how CompTIA Security+ certification will impact your job and salary and how to decide if this cert is right for you.


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5 riskiest mobile apps

Unsanctioned applications on corporate mobile devices is a security headache. Here are the five types of apps CISOs never want to find on corporate mobile devices, with strategies for mitigating the risks they pose.


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CSO Global Intelligence Report: The State of Cybersecurity in 2021

The message is clear in a fresh survey of 2,741 security, IT, and business professionals around the world: The damage from attacks is widespread and organizations are increasing security budgets to fend off further impact.


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Biden memo, infrastructure deal deliver cybersecurity performance goals and money

The White House initiatives and expected passage of the US infrastructure plan will set new cybersecurity standards for critical infrastructure, provide money to state and local governments.


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CSO's guide to the worst and most notable ransomware

The ransomware gangs and their malware listed here have victimized millions of companies and caused billions of dollars in costs.


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Security Recruiter Directory

To find the right security job or hire the right candidate, you first need to find the right recruiter. CSO's security recruiter directory is your one-stop shop.


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10 security tools all remote employees should have

Compromised employee personal devices and accounts can disrupt and possibly threaten business security. Getting these tools into their hands will help.


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New US CISO appointments, July 2021

Keep up with news of CSO, CISO, and other senior security executive appointments.


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How to review password quality in Active Directory

Regular reviews of the effectiveness of user, admin, and service passwords stored in Active Directory is a good idea. Here's how one password review tool works.