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The CSO guide to top security conferences, 2021

Tracking postponements, cancellations, and conferences gone virtual — CSO Online’s calendar of upcoming security conferences makes it easy to find the events that matter the most to you.

CSO50 Winners 2021 [LOGO]

CSO50 2021 awards showcase world-class security strategies

Winners will be recognized at the annual CSO50 Conference + Awards taking place November 16-18, 2021.

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5 things CISOs want to hear about zero trust at the RSA Conference

Security executives are interested in how ZT vendors will integrate with existing technologies, supplement ongoing projects, and support business processes.

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8 things CISOs want to hear from XDR vendors

Beyond industry rhetoric, vendors must use their time at the RSA Conference to provide clarity around what XDR is, where it fits, and how it complements existing security technologies.

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Four years after NotPetya, cyber insurance is still catching up

Experts advise “terrified” insurers to better engage businesses to ensure long-term viability, and they advise businesses to track their policies closely.

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Top cybersecurity M&A deals for 2021

The cybersecurity market is hot, and vendors are buying competitors to solidify their position or acquiring other firms to expand their offerings.

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Top 5 skills a SOC analyst needs

Whether building a new security operations center or revamping an existing one, staffing it with analysts that are equipped with these skills should be priority number one.

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Booming dark web gig economy is a rising threat

Experts seen a sharp increase in help-wanted ads for black hat hackers-for-hire. Here's what they are targeting and how to respond to the threat.

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CSO's ultimate guide to security and privacy laws, regulations, and compliance

This handy directory provides summaries and links to the full text of each security or privacy law and regulation.

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Why XDR must include MDR

Technology alone isn't enough; organizations need help with security operations.

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The 7 deadly sins of records retention

Record retention is both a fact of life and a growing headache for organizations burdened by a spiraling number of regulations and legal obligations. Here are worst (and best) practices for securing data and documents.

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FISMA basics: What federal agencies and contractors need to know

FISMA, or the Federal Information Security Management Act, is a U.S. federal law passed in 2002 that seeks to establish guidelines and cybersecurity standards for government tech infrastructure, and in so doing protect government...

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Virginia data protection bill signed into law

The state is the second in the nation to enact a consumer data protection law along the lines of the EU's GDPR. Here's what businesses need to know about Virginia's CDPA.

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8 mobile security threats you should take seriously

Mobile malware? Other mobile security threats are more pressing. Every enterprise should have its eye on these eight issues.

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Cyber Diplomacy Act aims to elevate America's global cybersecurity standing

The new bill has bipartisan support to improve the US's ability to prevent and respond to cyberattacks and correct missteps of the Trump administration.

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16 technology winners and losers, post-COVID

The coronavirus crisis has shaken up business as usual, with some IT strategies and tools rising to the occasion and others in line for a rethink or tough recovery post-pandemic.

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The .NET patch failure that wasn’t

This month’s patch updates from Microsoft have caused few problems, and though there were some issues related to .NET, even those have been scattered.

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The HITECH Act explained: Definition, compliance, and violations

The Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act aims to expand the use of electronic health records through incentives to health care providers and consumers. It also tightens rules on providers to...

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