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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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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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Has the word ‘breach’ has outlived its usefulness?

When someone says a data breach has happened, it’s generally understood to mean that attackers have broken into a company and stolen sensitive information. But after a growing number of high-profile privacy gaffes, the definition of...

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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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The 7 deadly sins of endpoint detection & response

Breaches often take weeks or even months to uncover, but the right strategy combined with strong endpoint detection & response (EDR) tools can make all the difference. We examine seven vital factors to consider.

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How to set up a successful digital forensics program

The time to set up a digital forensics program is before you have a breach. Here are the decisions you need to make.

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Worst malware and threat actors of 2018 so far

Researchers name the worst malware and threat actors of 2018 so far, several vulnerabilities were disclosed, and HSBC Bank reveals it suffered a data breach.

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The OPM hack explained: Bad security practices meet China's Captain America

How the OPM hack happened, the technical details, and a timeline of the infiltration and response.

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Republican Kemp accuses Georgia Democrats of hacking but provides no proof

Georgia’s Secretary of State Office is investigating the Democratic Party of Georgia for hacking the state’s voter registration system but failed to cite any evidence.

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4 dangerous security assumptions to avoid

Many organizations take steps to guard against data breaches, employing new policies, tools and strategies that make them feel protected, but their defenses may not be as strong as they think. Unfortunately, this false sense of...

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Biggest data breach penalties for 2018

Hacks and data thefts, enabled by weak security, cover-ups or avoidable mistakes, have cost these eight companies a total of nearly $280 million and counting.

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The fix for IT supply chain attacks

Bloomberg's China spy chip story underscores weaknesses in computer supply chain security. The solution needs to be global.

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Talking DerbyCon, spy chip whispers and Google's data breach | Salted Hash Ep 47

Steve Ragan and J.M. Porup catch up post-DerbyCon conference to discuss psychological issues in the infosec community, supply chain security and whether it's time to make China the boogeyman again, as well as Google's recent data...

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From CIA to #CIA

The evolution of our security journey using the three pillars of security.

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Top cybersecurity facts, figures and statistics for 2018

Looking for hard numbers to back up your sense of what's happening in the cybersecurity world? We dug into studies and surveys of the industry's landscape to get a sense of the lay of the land—both in terms of what's happening and how...

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Silence is not golden

How a mismanaged incident response could cost Google more than a social network.

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RIP Google Plus: Shutdown announced after API bug exposes 500,000 users' details

The end is near for Google Plus -- August 2019 -- after an API bug exposed 500,000 users’ details and Google chose not to disclose the breach for six months.

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