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Bracing for the security data explosion

Organizations must prepare for collecting, processing, analyzing, and acting upon terabytes of security data.

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9 container security tools, and why you need them

Most traditional security tools won't help with protecting container data and images. These options were built specifically for container security.

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How drones affect your threat model

As use of unmanned aerial vehicles grows, organizations should have a plan for managing the risk associated with drones, whether or not they deploy them, experts say.

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PCI compliance: 4 steps to properly scope a PCI assessment

Although it might sound straightforward, scoping a PCI assessment can be a challenge even for experienced organizations. Experts offer their best advice for avoiding PCI missteps.

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DNSSEC explained: Why you might want to implement it on your domain

The Domain Name System Security Extensions provide cryptographic authentication to prevent redirection to rogue websites, but owners of many domains have yet to adopt it.

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Latest Microsoft Windows security update options explained

New features might require you to change current update policies, especially if you're supporting more remote workers.

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Top 8 weirdest, meanest and dumbest hacks of all time

Hackers have used some strange ways to break into networks or commit fraud. Not all are clever or smart.

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A history of ransomware: The motives and methods behind these evolving attacks

Ransomware was a novelty until Bitcoin emerged. Today, ransomware is big business as gangs keep innovating.

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RDP hijacking attacks explained, and how to mitigate them

Attackers take advantage of a Windows Remote Desktop Protocol feature to take over previously disconnected sessions and appear as a legitimate user to gain system access and control,

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Optimizing VPNs for security: 5 key tasks

As the need to support remote workers becomes long-term, it's wise to check your VPN configuration to minimize vulnerabilities.

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7 steps to securely shutting down business units

Closing down parts or all of a business involves more than just decommissioning IT assets. CISOs must lead a holistic effort to ensure data and access aren’t left exposed.

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5 tips for cutting budgets in a crisis without hurting security

Sudden budget cuts like those businesses are facing due to the COVID crisis can have long-term negative effects on security. Here's how to trim costs and keep a positive future.

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3 XDR market challenges

XDR is a promising concept, but XDR vendors face deployment challenges and competition on several fronts.

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Protect your Windows network from excessive administrator rights

Every developer or user on your network with administrative privileges adds risk of account compromise. Review privileges and take these steps to better manage Windows network access rights.

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5 best practices to secure single sign-on systems

Don't assume that SSO is inherently secure. Follow these recommendations to prevent unauthorized access due to authentication flaws.

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How to protect algorithms as intellectual property

Algorithms can now be considered trade secrets or even patent-worthy. Prevent them from being stolen by taking these security steps.

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How to protect Windows networks from ransomware attacks

Even large companies like Honda can fall victim to a targeted ransomware attack. Take these steps to harden your Windows network against them.

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Privilege escalation explained: Why these flaws are so valuable to hackers

Attackers use privilege escalation flaws to gain access to systems and applications. Patching and monitoring are the most important ways to stop them.

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