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What is sharding? It's one way blockchain can scale

Sharding is one of several methods being tested by start-ups, developers and current blockchain platforms to see if it can help developers finally address blockchain's scalability problem.

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The most stressful aspects of being a cybersecurity professional

Keeping up with IT, educating users, and working with the business top the list of the most stressful things of being a cybersecurity professional.

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Cybersecurity professionals are no match for cyber-adversaries

In the battle against hackers, cyber-adversaries have an advantage over cyber-defenders, new research from ESG and ISSA finds.

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Is the cybersecurity skills shortage getting worse?

New research indicates that things are not improving for filling the demand for cybersecurity skills. The ramifications are widespread.

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9 types of malware and how to recognize them

Think you know your malware? Here's a refresher to make sure you know what you're talking about — with basic advice for finding and removing malware when you've been hit

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5 threat detection and response technologies are coming together

Organizations use too many disparate point tools to detect and respond to cyber threats in a timely manner. As a result, CISOs want tight integration and interoperability across five cybersecurity technologies.

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The growing demand for managed detection and response (MDR)

Threat detection/response is a high priority, but many organizations don’t have the staff or skills to perform these tasks alone. This translates into a growing managed detection and response (MDR) market.

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Endpoint security is consolidating, but what does that mean?

Organizations seeking tightly-integrated endpoint security solutions must determine how far they want to go.

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Vulnerability management woes continue, but there is hope

Prioritizing fixes, workflows, and timely patching are just some of the challenges organizations face, but advanced data analytics may help with vulnerability management.

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Cyber risk management challenges are impacting the business

Organizations struggle with continuous monitoring, tracking the threat landscape, identifying sensitive data flows, and communication between cybersecurity and business executives.

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What is an advanced persistent threat (APT)? And 5 signs you've been hit with one

An advanced persistent threat (APT) is a cyberattack executed by criminals or nation-states with the intent to steal data or surveil systems over an extended time period. Here's how to know if you've been hit with one.

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Cyber risk management: There's a disconnect between business and security teams

Business managers want real-time cyber risk management metrics, but cybersecurity teams can only deliver technical data and periodic reports. That gap needs to close.

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The problems plaguing security point tools

Security point tools generate too many alerts, create a strain on operational resources, and make security operations complex and time consuming, new ESG research shows.

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