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The worst and most notable ransomware: A quick guide for security pros

The ransomware gangs and their malware listed here have victimized millions of companies and caused billions of dollars in costs.


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The CSO guide to top security conferences, 2021

Tracking postponements, cancellations, and conferences gone virtual — 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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Sideloading attacks explained: How a malicious app can bring down a business

A new sideloading malware campaign targeting Windows uses phishing and social engineering tactics that can be difficult for users to spot.


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China's Personal Information Protection Law (PIPL) presents challenges for CISOs

PIPL's data localization mandate places unique requirements on businesses operating in China, and regulators have great leeway to assess fines.


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Cyber insurance explained: What it covers and why prices continue to rise

Cyber insurance, also referred to as cyber risk insurance or cyber liability insurance coverage (CLIC), mitigates risk exposure by offsetting costs involved with damages and recovery after a cybersecurity incident.


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Microsoft announces new security, privacy features at Ignite

Microsoft has consolidated some security tools under the Defender brand and added security and privacy features and products. Here's a look at what's new.


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Cyber insurance explained and why you need it

Cyber insurance can't protect your organization from cybercrime, but it can keep your business on stable financial footing should a significant security event occur.


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UK ICO to fine Clearview AI £17 million for data protection law breaches

The facial recognition company is cited for not having proper data protection processes in place or a lawful reason to collect personal information, among other violations.


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New HP MFP vulnerabilities show why you should update and isolate printers

Researchers have discovered two dangerous vulnerabilities in HP multifunction printers that use its FutureSmart firmware, including one that is exploitable remotely.


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GoDaddy WordPress data breach: A timeline

Domain registrar GoDaddy recently announced a data breach impacting 1.2 million customers via its Managed WordPress hosting environment. Here's how the breach is unfolding.


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5 tips for reducing false positive security alerts

SOC analysts spend too much time and effort chasing security alerts that incorrect indicate a vulnerability where none exists.


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13 traits of a security-conscious board of directors

A CISO's success (and job longevity) is often dependent on support from the board of directors. Answers to these questions will reveal how security savvy a BoD is.


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18 cybersecurity startups to watch

Security startups are often innovation leaders that attempt to solve critical and persistent problems. These are some of the most interesting ones to watch as they tackle issues around multicloud security, identity management,...


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Enhancing zero trust access through a context-aware security posture

Cybercriminals prefer to attack organizations at sensitive times such as during a merger or earnings release. Adjusting zero-trust policies during those times will help mitigate that risk.


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9 tips for an effective ransomware negotiation

If you have no choice but to pay attackers to get critical data back, these best practices could put you in the best possible position to recover from a ransomware attack.