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How cybercriminals turn ‘harmless’ stolen or leaked data into dollars

By merging data from multiple sources, cybercriminals can build profiles of hacked account owners to enable other attacks or increase the effectiveness of social engineering campaigns.

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Lessons from the SolarWinds attack on securing the software supply chain

The SolarWinds breach represents a tectonic shift in threat actor tactics, suggesting this kind of attack vector will be replicated. Not only were the attacker’s sophistication and technical proficiency high -- allowing them to stay...

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The politics and policy of SolarWinds

Richard Harknett, PhD., Co-Director of the Ohio Cyber Range Institute, has examined the SolarWinds hack that’s not only dominated the news for months, but is defined by the level of sophistication, persistence, and patience exhibited...

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Minimizing damage from a data breach: A checklist

How you respond to a data breach and the amount of damage it causes depends on how well prepared you are. Have you done everything on this list?

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SolarWinds, ransomware, critical infrastructure and more: CSO’s editors discuss regional challenges around the world

Today’s security challenges – from Solarwinds to ransomware, regulation, hybrid workforces, data privacy, critical infrastructure and more -- pose unique risks to various global regions. Join us as CSO’s editors around the world...

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5 questions CISOs should be able to answer about software supply chain attacks

The SolarWinds attack put a spotlight on the threats that compromised third-party software present organizations. Here are the top questions executive management, boards and partners are asking CISOs about their preparedness.

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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 $1.3 billion and counting.

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Supply chain attacks show why you should be wary of third-party providers

The weak link in your enterprise security might lie with partners and suppliers. Here’s how to understand and mitigate that risk.

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The 15 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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12 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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6 board of directors security concerns every CISO should be prepared to address

The COVID pandemic and spike in cybercriminal activity has raised interest in security among corporate boards. These are the concerns and questions CISOs say they are now hearing from them.

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FireEye breach explained: How worried should you be?

The theft of red team tools, allegedly by Russia's Cozy Bear group, poses only a small threat to other organizations. The real lesson: Anyone can be hacked.

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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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Avoiding the snags and snares in data breach reporting: What CISOs need to know

Ambiguities in a growing list of US reporting requirements keep CISOs up at night: Will they be compelled to report every breach even if they can prove the data was untouched? Experts advise on how to avoid trouble.

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Tips to prep for digital forensics on Windows networks

Know what data you need to collect and how you will collect it before a security incident occurs on your Windows network.

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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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Bipartisan bill could bring back the White House national cyber director role

Cyberspace Solarium Commission leaders introduce the National Cyber Director Act to reintroduce cybersecurity expertise into the White House.

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Lessons learned from the ANPR data leak that shook Britain

The recent ANPR data leak raised questions regarding privacy versus data security with public surveillance systems. How do private and public organizations maintain transparency while protecting personal data?

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