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What is a dictionary attack? And how you can easily stop them

A targeted form of brute force attack, dictionary attacks run through lists of common words, phrases, and leaked password to gain access to accounts.


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8 steps to protecting login credentials

Follow this advice to help users and network admins to better protect login credentials to corporate systems.


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CIO Think Tank: Setting the multi-cloud agenda

How can enterprises handle the complexity of multiple clouds — and reap unprecedented benefits? In a series of virtual roundtables, 30 IT leaders articulated the challenges and delivered insightful recommendations.


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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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SecurIT 2020

Live Virtual Event

As enterprises forge deeper into the digital realm, managing risk and security become even more important for senior information technology and security executives. And in today’s global, multi-cloud, multi-generational workplace, there are risks in every corner – and the board wants to know what you are doing about it.

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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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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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Threat intelligence puts on an Australian accent

Details of local breaches are being collated to inform a better cybersecurity response.


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Mathematical Mesh alpha release promises better end-to-end encryption

Web pioneer proposes a new cryptographic system that relies on threshold key infrastructure to improve end-to-end encryption.


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What the end of Privacy Shield, Brexit mean for UK-US data flows

The fall of US data agreement further complicates the post-Brexit data situation for many companies.


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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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Credit card fraud: What you need to know now

Credit and payment card thieves are getting more sophisticated as chipped cards drive them to account takeover and card-not-present schemes.


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Linux GRUB2 bootloader flaw breaks Secure Boot on most computers and servers

The vulnerability can also affect Windows systems. A patch is available, but will require manual testing and deployment.


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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.