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Who will harness AI more effectively in the new decade: cybercriminals or cybersecurity professionals?

The intersection of AI and cybersecurity will loom large not only for security practitioners but for the well-being of society.

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What it takes to become a CISO

The chief information security officer (CISO) role has been steadily rising in importance and visibility. CISOs now carry the burden of responsibility for securing some of a company’s most valuable resources.

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7 mobile security threats that may catch you by surprise

Even if you're usually savvy about cybersecurity, anyone can have a vulnerable moment (in our writer's case, it was his mother's funeral).

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Avoiding the pitfalls of operating a honeypot

Businesses should think very carefully before moving forward with any honeypot project.

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Fighting holiday fraud: 5 ways ecommerce retailers can boost security

Everyone loves online shopping -- especially cybercriminals. If you’re a small or midsize ecommerce retailer you are the biggest target this holiday season, but it’s not too late to protect yourself and your customers.

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What you need to know about new data-security rules for business travel

From U.S. Customs agents to cybercriminals, everyone wants to copy the data on your phone and laptop. Here’s how to protect your rights and also avoid industrial espionage.

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Ignorance is not bliss when it comes to defending against the dark web

There is an unhelpful taboo around the dark web, but security professionals owe it to their organizations to take on the challenge of understanding its threats and attack types.

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How much does it cost to launch a cyberattack?

Just like in regular business, cyber criminals have a cost of operation and a return on investment to worry about. Unfortunately, a new report from Deloitte has found the cost of committing cyber crime is incredibly low.

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What is cryptojacking? How to prevent, detect, and recover from it

Criminals are using ransomware-like tactics and poisoned websites to get your employees’ computers to mine cryptocurrencies. Here’s what you can do to stop it.

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Dial 211 for cyberattacks

US consumers and businesses in a few states can now dial 211 for help when victimized by cybercrime. What's needed is a nationwide rollout.

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GandCrab cousin Sodinokibi made a fortune for ransomware pushers

By tracking down bitcoin wallets, researchers estimate that the Sodinokibi creators pocketed at least $4.5 million.

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Security spending up, but adoption of cutting-edge tools is slow

While security budgets are expected to increase over the next year, it’s not clear that spending is aimed at the right problems or that IT is up-to-date on the latest security practices. (Download our research report.)

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Cobalt cybercrime group might be launching Magecart skimming attacks

Researchers link Magecart-based skimming attacks to Cobalt (a.k.a. Carbanak), whose cyber attacks have netted millions of dollars.

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Business email compromise attacks cost millions, losses doubling each year

Cybercriminals follow the money, and you need look no further than Toyota Boshoku's recent $37 million loss to see why many are turning to BEC scams.

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Rich PII enables sophisticated impersonation attacks

Hackers are now using rich personally identifying information, including device types and browser versions, cookies and web histories, and even voice recordings to gain account access or commit fraud.

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How a small business should respond to a hack

With small business finding itself in hackers’ crosshairs as much as the big boys, it’s imperative to have an immediate response plan in the event of an attack.

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Capital One hack shows difficulty of defending against irrational cybercriminals

The motivation of the malicious actor who stole data of more than 100 million people was driven by emotional distress and did not follow traditional hacker patterns.

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6 ways cybercriminals use commercial infrastructure

Whether through fraud or legitimate purchase, cybercriminals increasingly depend on mainstream services to support their activities.

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