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10 essential skills and traits of ethical hackers

Learn just what it takes to snag this demanding and rewarding job.


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Cheap and free cybersecurity training: 8 ways to build skills without breaking the bank

Whether you're finding bargains online or taking advantage of your own internal resources, you can keep your team up-to-date without writing a big check.


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Reddit’s Allison Miller builds trust through transparency

Miller joined the social media company in February 2021, assuming a range of responsibilities, from security and privacy to trust and safety, that reflect broadening of the CISO position itself—a role she summarizes as “keeping...


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How deepfakes enhance social engineering and authentication threats, and what to do about it

Cybercriminals are investing in deepfake technology to make social engineering and authentication bypass campaigns more effective. Here are strategies for defending against the most notable deepfake cyberthreats.


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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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Decline in ransomware claims could spark change for cyber insurance

New research indicates that ransomware attack and payment claims are in decline as resiliency takes priority for organizations.


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Detecting anomalies with TLS fingerprints could pinpoint supply chain compromises

Researchers at Splunk outline a technique, pioneered by Salesforce, that could detect malicious activity in the software supply chain, but with some limitations.


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Kraft Heinz dishes up security transformation

For CISO Ricardo Lafosse, security modernization is the first order of business.


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What is Magecart? How this hacker group steals payment card data

Hacking groups that make up Magecart are effective and persistent at stealing customer and payment card data through skimmers. Here's how they work and what you can do to mitigate the risk.


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New Windows browser security options and guidance: What you need to know

Microsoft has added new Edge update options and enhanced browser security modes, including a beta Super Duper Secure Mode.


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(ISC)2 pilots new entry-level cybersecurity certification to tackle workforce shortages

New certification aims to validate knowledge of foundational cybersecurity concepts and best practices to address skills gap. Is another cybersecurity qualification the answer?


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SSRF attacks explained and how to defend against them

Server-side request forgery (SSRF) attacks consist of an attacker tricking the server into making an unauthorized request. Defending against them can be relatively easy.


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8 top multifactor authentication products and how to choose an MFA solution

Learn the key considerations when choosing an MFA solution and why these top picks are worth a look.


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White House international ransomware initiative outlines hopes and challenges

More than 30 nations discussed tactics for collaborating in the fight against ransomware, but it competes with a Russian-led UN initiative.


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Microsoft's very bad year for security: A timeline

Microsoft has had a horrible 2021, with vulnerabilities impacting its biggest services.