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6 ways to equip your phishing tackle box

Like many of the threats in cybersecurity, using a comprehensive and business-driven approach to reveal risk can help you focus your efforts on what matters most.

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2.7M recorded medical calls, audio files left unprotected on web

Every call made to 1177 Swedish Healthcare Guide service since 2013, and answered by the subcontractor Medicall, was stored on an unprotected server.

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Data breaches exposed 5 billion records in 2018

New report from Risk Based Security shows a downward trend in number breaches and exposed records, Unclear if privacy regulations like GDPR are having an effect.

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10 essential steps to improve your security posture

A strong security posture takes more than having the right defenses in place, you also need to establish solid plans to ensure you react to any breach in the right way.

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Report: Over 59,000 GDPR data breach notifications, but only 91 fines

The low number of fines relative to the volume of reported breaches might be due to over-extended regulators, says a DLA Piper report.

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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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10 cybersecurity trends to watch for 2019

In the early days of 2019, cybersecurity is as challenging as ever. We highlight some of the biggest cybersecurity trends that are set to impact the enterprise, security professionals and companies of all sizes in the year ahead.

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What is a supply chain attack? 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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Data from smartwatch provided ‘key evidence’ against hitman

Police used data from a Garmin GPS watch to help get a man convicted for killing a crime boss known as Mr. Big.

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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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Breaches, market volatility and the government shutdown: Security in the crosshairs

If the start of 2019 is anything to base the year ahead on—with data breaches, shakiness in the market and the government shutdown negotiations at an impasse—cybersecurity experts are going to have their hands full with increasingly...

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Australian emergency warning system hacked, thousands receive alerts

A hacker took control of Australia’s Early Warning Network and sent an alert to thousands that said their personal data is not safe.

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Hacker posts ransom demand on Dublin's Luas tram system site

The website for Dublin’s tram system Luas was hacked, with the hacker threatening to leak the company’s private data if the ransom was not paid within the next five days.

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The most interesting and important hacks of 2018

The hacks, exploits and data breaches security researcher need to most pay attention to are those that do something new or suddenly increase in volume.

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What the recent Facebook exposé can teach security leaders

The biggest social media snafu of the year has lessons for enterprise security professionals.

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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Facebook let Netflix, Spotify read your private messages

Facebook offered user data to more than 150 companies, ranging from tech and entertainment companies to online retailers, automakers, and even banks.

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13 data breach predictions for 2019

How will the nature and consequences of data breaches change in the coming year? Industry experts weigh in with their predictions.

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Sextortion group behind bomb threat spam campaign

The mass-emailed bomb threats, which demanded bitcoin payments, seem to have come from a sextortion group.

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Researchers find over 40,000 stolen logins for government portals

A phishing operation led to the theft of more than 40,000 login credentials for government services in 30 countries.

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