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4 steps to better security hygiene and posture management

Increasing scale and complexity have made keeping up with security hygiene and posture management cumbersome and error prone, leaving organizations exposed. Here's what leading CISOs are doing to close the gap.


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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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Experts fear that Biden’s cybersecurity executive order will repeat mistakes of the past

President Biden is expected to issue an executive order soon in response to the SolarWinds and Exchange Server attacks. Leaked details suggest it might not focus on the most effective actions.


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What is IAM? Identity and access management explained

IAM products provide IT managers with tools and technologies for controlling user access to critical information within an organization.


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How to reset Kerberos account passwords in an Active Directory environment

A regular reset of the KRBTGT account password will help prevent golden ticket attacks that allow wide unauthorized access to your network.


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Top cybercrime gangs use targeted fake job offers to deploy stealthy backdoor

The Golden Chickens cybercriminal gang is believed to sell its more_eggs backdoor for spear phishing campaigns executed using information gleaned from victims' LinkedIn profiles.


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Coca-Cola trade secret theft underscores importance of insider threat early detection

A research engineer used basic exfiltration techniques to steal trade secrets from Coca-Cola, but wasn't caught until she attempted to steal similar data from another company.


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What's next for encryption if the RSA algorithm is broken?

A recent, yet to be proven paper claiming to have found a way to "destroy the RSA cryptosystem" has cryptographers asking what might replace it.


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The SolarWinds hack timeline: Who knew what, and when?

Impact, detection, response, and ongoing fallout from the attack on SolarWinds' Orion remote IT management software.


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Top 5 skills a SOC analyst needs

Whether building a new security operations center or revamping an existing one, staffing it with analysts that are equipped with these skills should be priority number one.


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New US CISO appointments, March 2021

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


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How the CISO role is evolving

The chief information security officer (CISO) is the executive responsible for an organization's information and data security. Learn what it takes to land a CISO job and how to be successful in the role.


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What are phishing kits? Web components of phishing attacks explained

A phishing kit is the back-end to a phishing attack. It's the final step in most cases, where the criminal has replicated a known brand or organization.


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Microsoft 365 Defender updates bring a single portal view

New Microsoft 365 Security Center allows you to more quickly assess threat risk and take action, but you need an E5 license.


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PHP backdoor attempt shows need for better code authenticity verification

Attackers were able to place malicious code in the PHP central code repository by impersonating key developers, forcing changes to the PHP Group's infrastructure.