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Will the U.S. government draft cybersecurity professionals?

A Congressional commission might soon recommend conscription of cybersecurity professionals to serve in both the military and civil service. Will the government force security pros to work for Uncle Sam?


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Review: How Awake Security uncovers malicious intent

This advanced network traffic monitoring platform identifies hidden threats and those that don’t use traditional malware, making it extremely powerful and useful in today’s threat environment.


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What is malware? How to prevent, detect and recover from it

Malware is a blanket term for viruses, worms, trojans, and other harmful computer programs hackers use to wreak destruction and gain access to sensitive information. Learn what malware does and how you can remove it—or prevent it.


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Digital ethics rising in importance

We must keep in mind that just because we have the ability to deploy a new technological innovation does not mean that we should. The need to prioritize digital ethics is becoming increasingly important for all organizations that are...


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Cybersecurity Snippets

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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5 tips for better backups with Azure Backup Agent

Both on-premises and cloud networks need backup solutions that allow you to recover from ransomware attacks quickly. One option is to use the Azure Backup Agent.


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Why security needs to be involved early during mergers and acquisitions

M&A security can often be overlooked during deal making, leading to potential incidents down the line. Here's how UK newspaper Racing Post dealt with three acquisitions in three years, each with its own security requirements.


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The CSO guide to top security conferences, 2019

CSO Online’s calendar of upcoming security conferences makes it easy to find the events that matter the most to you.


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Microsoft urges Windows customers to patch wormable RDP flaw

A newly found vulnerability allows remote exploits using the Remote Desktop Protocol to gain full access to systems with no authentication.


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How Microsoft builds empathy between its security and development teams

Ongoing cross-training, threat information sharing, executive support and a strong threat modeling infrastructure helps the company's security and development staff work collaboratively.


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Does your cyber insurance cover social engineering? Read the fine print

Some cyber insurance policies will pay only a small fraction of damages if an attacker used social engineering. Here's how to estimate the risk.


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The second Meltdown: New Intel CPU attacks leak secrets

Intel has done some mitigations for these vulnerabilities that can leak secrets from virtual machines, secure enclaves and kernel memory. Here's how the attacks work.


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Cybersecurity Snippets

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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200 million-record breach: Why collecting too much data raises risk

Avoid the siren song of big data and collect only what you need. This is the big takeaway from a 200-million record direct marketing list, including home address, telephone, religious affiliation and financial information now...


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Barracuda Sentinel protects email where others fail

Email security may be the next big push in cybersecurity. Here's how Barracuda Sentinel fills the gaps left by gateway appliances.