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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 an advanced persistent threat (APT)? And 5 signs you've been hit with one

An advanced persistent threat (APT) is a cyberattack executed by criminals or nation-states with the intent to steal data or surveil systems over an extended time period. Here's how to know if you've been hit with one.

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Cybersecurity: A global threat that we can control

Protecting data and thwarting cyberattacks now have ascended alongside dealing with natural catastrophes as the most pressing threats demanding the world’s full attention.

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Apple disables Group FaceTime after eavesdropping bug discovered

A bug in Apple's Group FaceTime made eavesdropping easy. A patch is expected this week.

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The politics of ‘Have I Been Pwned’

Data breaches are not created equal. Business leaders and security managers must beware the dangers of FUD and hype created around notification of old breaches.

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Vulnerabilities found in building access system used by schools, governments

Tenable Research discovered four zero-day vulnerabilities in IDenticard's PremiSys access control system, which is used by schools, governments, medical centers, and Fortune 500 companies. Currently no patches are available.

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What is the dark web? How to access it and what you'll find

The dark web is part of the internet that isn't visible to search engines and requires the use of an anonymizing browser called Tor to be accessed.

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Major US newspapers crippled by Ryuk ransomware attack

All Tribune Publishing newspapers, as well as US-printed newspapers formerly part of Tribune, were hit with a cyber attack involving Ryuk ransomware.

The 18 biggest data breaches of the 21st century

Security practitioners weigh in on the 18 worst data breaches in recent memory.

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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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A look back at cybercrime in 2018

Prepare now to mitigate the most cyber risk in 2019!

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US senator proposes jailing execs, fining companies for data breaches

Following the Marriott breach, a U.S. senator proposes jailing senior company executives and levying multi-billion-dollar fines for data breaches.

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7 warning signs of an insider threat

While the security industry often focuses on the nation-state and cyber criminals, often some of the biggest dangers are hiding in plain sight within your own company.

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Encryption is the best way to protect payment card transaction data

Criminals are going to steal payment card transaction data, but it won't matter if that data is devalued through encryption.

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Ad fraud botnet 3ve shut down after infecting 1.7 million PCs

An enormous ad fraud botnet, 3ve, was shut down after 1.7 million PCs were infected to falsify 12 billion ads per day.

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DDoS protection, mitigation and defense: 8 essential tips

Protecting your network from DDoS attacks starts with planning your response. Here, security experts offer their best advice for fighting back.

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What is a cyber attack? Recent examples show disturbing trends

A cyber attack is an attack launched from one or more computers against another computer, multiple computers or networks. Here are some of the major recent cyber attacks and what we can learn from them.

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Amazon 'technical error' exposes undisclosed number of customer names and emails

Amazon isn't saying how many customers had their names and email addresses exposed due to a data leak caused by an unexplained technical error.

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