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SamSam ransomware attacks have earned nearly $850,000

First emerging in late 2015, the group believed to be responsible for the SamSam ransomware family has targeted small and large businesses, healthcare, governments, and education. To date, the group has made nearly $850,000 USD

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Why we continue to fail: lessons learned from the Atlanta Airport fiasco

Five basic failures happened that make the Atlanta airport a softer target for future attack.

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Why incident response is the best cybersecurity ROI

Former White House CIO says unexpected breaches can wreak havoc on a company's bottom line. Proper incident response planning can mitigate damage costs.

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Reliability vs. redundancy: aren’t they the same thing?

Business continuity planning assumptions are changing the way companies recover from impact scenarios and minimize the disruption to daily business activities.

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The best kept secret in cybersecurity is protecting U.S. banks against catastrophic attacks

The Sheltered Harbor cybersecurity initiative for U.S. banks and financial services firms protects against hacker attacks.

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The risk of shadow IT to business continuity

We hear about IT systems going down but how much do we think about whether incidents could have been prevented by taking adequate risk mitigation measures?

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5 rules for smarter cyber communications

The way you communicate before, during and after a data breach determines its ultimate impact on your organization. It’s time to get smarter about this lesser known aspect of your cybersecurity program.

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Improving cybersecurity governance in the boardroom

To tackle increasing data threats, companies need to put cybersecurity at the very heart of the business.

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A cyber manifesto: cut the dilly-dallying...and let’s get after it!

Congress is dithering on dynamic cyber policy...and so private sector company to company digital security threat information sharing is virtually at a standstill. And 143 million Equifax customers woke up this morning to learn they're...

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From Equifax to Equi-'enterprise'

By now the Equifax debacle, disaster, ineptitude...has been wildly chastised and 1 in 2 Americans impacted by this have (or should have) taken corrective action. There is a lesson to be learned here not just by you and I as consumers,...

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Five things you need to know about executive protection

Executive protection requires risk assessment and adherence to rules. Here's how you get executive buy-in.

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Las Vegas UPS Store makes risk adjustments due to DEF CON

The UPS Store in Caesars Palace is preparing to host thousands of hackers this weekend by issuing a warning to hotel guests who are looking for printing services – no USB printing and no links.

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Scammers demand Bitcoin in DDoS extortion scheme, deliver empty threats

The FBI has issued an advisory to businesses over a recent string of DDoS extortion attempts. The perpetrators are claiming to be affiliated with Anonymous or Lizard Squad, and their demands threaten sustained attacks unless a Bitcoin...

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Insider wreaks havoc on company—after he resigns

Over the course of several weeks, a former Navarro Security employee used off-the-shelf tools to destroy files, compromise email and redirect the company's web traffic to a competitor.

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6 reasons why IT recoveries fail

The top 6 reasons IT recoveries fail to meet SLAs

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Kentucky workers comp carrier survives ransomware

An overzealous Web surfer brings employee training to the forefront. See how they have tightened up the network.

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Suffolk County greets hurricane season with updated alerting system

Last September, as the East Coast prepared for Tropical Storm Hermine, the emergency broadcasting system accidentally sent out an evacuation alert for all of Long Island's Suffolk County. The alert was meant just for Fire Island, but...

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Incident response is like tracking down a perpetrator

What is incident response? Larry Zulch, President & CEO, Savvius, walks us through the crime scene.

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Top DRaaS companies to watch

Forrester Research recently released its report naming Sungard AS, Bluelock, IBM, and iland as the top disaster recovery-as-a-service companies. See its reasoning why.

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Computer forensics follows the bread crumbs left by perpetrators

As investigators, these security pros let the clues lead them. See in a few examples how commercial software helps these techies solve the crime.

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