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The 14 biggest data breaches of the 21st century

Data breaches affecting millions of users are far too common. Here are some of the biggest, baddest breaches in recent memory.

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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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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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Securing the IoT is a nightmare

Currently, we have over 26-billion IoT devices running in our workplaces, offices and homes. If you're looking for an IoT security scorecard, it looks something like this: Security Threats: 26,000,000,000, IoT Secure Devices: 0.

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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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Will spam die in 2020?

The problem with spam isn't that it's a time-wasting annoyance, but that it drives us away from phone calls and emails to bad media.

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Cybersecurity in 2020: Vigilance and the human element

Todd Inskeep, of Booz Allen Hamilton and the RSA Conference Advisory Board, writes that individuals must remain vigilant to stay a step ahead of those wishing to inflict chaos. Here’s how humans and technology can work together in...

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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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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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