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What is a botnet? When armies of infected IoT devices attack

A botnet is a collection of internet-connected devices 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 send large...

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4 security concerns for low-code and no-code development

Low code does not mean low risk. By allowing more people in an enterprise to develop applications, low-code development creates new vulnerabilities and can hide problems from security.

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New MongoDB field-level encryption can help prevent data breaches

MongoDB aims to prevent exposed data stores by encrypting data in a way that makes it useless if compromised.

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Developing an information security decision-making matrix

It is possible to create a simple, bright-line means of triaging engagements to determine whether heightened security and privacy measures should be required.

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10 penetration testing tools the pros use

Penetration testing is a simulated cyber attack where professional ethical hackers break into corporate networks to find weaknesses ... before attackers do.

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General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR): What you need to know to stay compliant

GDPR is a regulation that requires businesses to protect the personal data and privacy of EU citizens for transactions that occur within EU member states. And non-compliance could cost companies dearly. Here’s what every company that...

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Federal cybersecurity agency on the way?

As human activity migrates into the online space, keeping the bad guys from mucking it all up becomes paramount. Does that mean it’s time for a federal cybersecurity agency?

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Moving beyond template-based notifications

How to identify your gray area stakeholders for more effective incident response communications.

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IT services giant HCL left employee passwords, other sensitive data exposed online

HCL left employee passwords, customer project details, and other sensitive information exposed online with no authentication.

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‘Nuff said!

The Marvel Cinematic Universe started in comic books as the creations of three main visionaries: Stan Lee, Jack Kirby and Steve Ditko. They weren’t always successful. Through following the vision of their creators, a new group was...

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9 types of malware and how to recognize them

Think you know your malware? Here's a refresher to make sure you know what you're talking about — with basic advice for finding and removing malware when you've been hit

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The ethical use of data

When thinking about data privacy and security, the focus is typically on how to keep the bad guys from gaining unauthorized access to our data. We spend billions of dollars every year as an industry to protect our data, and that of...

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Stakes of security especially high in pharmaceutical industry

Pharmaceutical companies face a special level of responsibility, as it is essential that consumers are able to trust in their prescription drugs and related medical treatments, and that patients are able to reliably access them while...

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The cybersecurity technology consolidation conundrum

As point tools come together as platforms and solutions, cybersecurity professionals need to think outside the box about procurement, implementation, and operations.

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Facebook stashing plain text passwords is a wake-up call to improve GRC

Facebook storing hundreds of millions of user passwords in plain text demonstrates the urgent need for more effective governance, risk management and compliance at public companies.

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Cybersecurity education in the age of acceleration

The cyber threat landscape demands professional development initiatives.

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Navigating a challenging cybersecurity skills landscape

As much as tools and technology evolve in the cybersecurity industry, organizations remain reliant on clever, well-trained humans with incisive critical thinking skills to protect themselves from the perilous cyberthreat landscape.

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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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