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Why you should consider your managed service provider an insider threat

MSPs and managed security services providers (MSSPs) are attracting attention from attackers, who see them as a gateway to access their clients' networks. Follow this advice to minimize the risk.

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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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Twitter spy scandal a wake-up call for companies to clean up their data access acts

Two Twitter employees accessed user data on behalf of the Saudi government. Neither should have had access, and this is a sign of a bigger problem at all companies.

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The biggest data breach fines, penalties and settlements so far

Hacks and data thefts, enabled by weak security, cover-ups or avoidable mistakes have cost these companies a total of nearly $1.45 billion and counting.

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Top cloud security controls you should be using

Human error is one of the top reasons for data breaches in the cloud, as administrators forget to turn on basic security controls. Whether it is Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, or Google Cloud Platform, keep these rules in mind...

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Equifax data breach FAQ: What happened, who was affected, what was the impact?

In 2017, personally identifying data of hundreds of millions of people was stolen from credit reporting agency Equifax. Here's a timeline of what happened, how it happened, and the impact.

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Will 5G increase mobile security?

We love our smartphones, but there's a dark side. Their prevalence and users’ tendencies to connect over public Wi-Fi make mobile devices a common target of bad guys. Analyst Jack Gold looks at how to mitigate the risk.

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Marriott data breach FAQ: How did it happen and what was the impact?

In late 2018, the Marriott hotel chain announced that one of its reservation systems had been compromised, with hundreds of millions of customer records, including credit card and passport numbers, being exfiltrated by the attackers....

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Are you taking third-party risk seriously enough?

Because third parties are often responsible for data breaches, your internal security standards must extend beyond your borders to cover vendors and other external partners.

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What is the cost of a data breach?

Data breach costs can be ongoing for years, a new study finds. Here's the breakdown of costs and advice on how to minimize them.

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Have you been ransomware’d yet?

You need to understand why this is one of the most potent attacks – what you must do to avoid becoming a target.

Compliance

11 new state privacy and security laws explained: Is your business ready?

States from Maine to California have recently enacted privacy, data security, cybersecurity, and data breach notification laws. Let's break down what each of these laws entails and how businesses and consumers are affected.

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Is the cloud lulling us into security complacency?

In other words, is reliance on cloud services lulling us into security complacency?

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Equifax’s data breach disaster: Will it change executive attitudes toward security?

Equifax's 2017 breach will cost it billions in fines, customer restitution and mandated and voluntary security improvements. All organizations that profit from consumer data should take notice.

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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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A new website explains data breach risk

Breach Clarity ranks the risk of stolen or exposed personal data. It's a much needed work in progress.

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Forthright handling of cybercrime essential to improved results

While it is has become generally well-known that enterprises have a problem dealing with cybercrime, the true extent of the problem is much worse than many realize. In fact, even the entities that really ought to know the reality –...

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Emerging security threats at the half-year mark

We’ve hit the halfway mark of 2019, and I’m sure that we have all noticed some interesting happenings in the cybersecurity world. I’d like to highlight a few that I’ve found interesting, but also disturbing – and I am sure that there...

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