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What is quantum cryptography? It’s no silver bullet, but could improve security

In the arms race between white and black hats, the infosec industry looks to quantum cryptography and quantum key distribution (QKD). That may be just part of the answer, however.

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Consolidation: Why there should be big acquisition announcements at RSA

The question isn't if, it's when one of the major tech companies will announce a big security move. If they don’t, they're at risk of falling behind.

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How to protect intellectual property? 10 tips to keep IP safe

Your company's intellectual property, whether that's patents, trade secrets or just employee know-how, may be more valuable than its physical assets. This primer covers everything from establishing basic policies and procedures for IP...

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What is a botnet? And why they aren't going away anytime soon

A botnet is a collection of any type of internet-connected device that an attacker has compromised. Commonly used in distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks, botnets can also take advantage of their collective computing power to...

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What is ethical hacking? How to get paid to break into computers

Ethical hacking is legally breaking into computers and devices to test an organization's defenses. Here’s what ethical hacking entails and the certifications and training you need to become an ethical hacker.

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7 mobile security threats you should take seriously in 2019

Mobile malware? Some mobile security threats are more pressing. Every enterprise should have its eye on these seven issues this year.

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Combatting drama and barriers in the infosec community

At its onset, the infosec community was very inclusive and welcoming…when others were not. Over the years, we’ve forgotten where we came from and why. Self-appointed gatekeepers leaders of who belongs in the community (or not) have...

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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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What is an advanced persistent threat (APT)? And 5 signs you've been hit with one

An advanced persistent threat (APT) is a cyberattack executed by criminals or nation-states with the intent to steal data or surveil systems over an extended time period. Here's how to know if you've been hit with one.

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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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451 Research: Security is top data management challenge

A survey of highly qualified data management professionals by 451 Research shows that growing data volumes have made security their biggest concern.

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Can owning your company’s encryption lead to better security?

While the current vendor environment clearly poses significant challenges and risks to businesses entrusting them with their data, use of encryption can, at least in many cases, materially mitigate that risk. The devil, however, is in...

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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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The three most important ways to defend against security threats

Patching, security training programs and password management will thwart attacks more effectively than anything else. You're already doing them. Here's how to do them better.

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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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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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