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Vulnerability management requires good people and patching skills

Multinational construction materials maker LafargeHolcim focuses hard on patching to prevent potential exploits further down the line.

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8 ways your patch management policy is broken (and how to fix it)

These eight patching best practices mistakes get in the way of effective risk mitigation. Here's how to fix them.

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The 5 CIS controls you should implement first

The CIS Critical Security Controls list (formerly the SANS Top 20 controls) has been the gold standard for security defense advice. These are the tasks you should do first.

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12 things every computer security pro should know

Fighting the good fight takes specialized knowledge. Here's the baseline of what all security pros should know.

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How to tell which Microsoft Office patching process to use

How you download and deploy Microsoft Office patches depends on the version and license type you have. Here's how to determine which process to use.

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Critical Magento SQL injection flaw could be targeted by hackers soon

Popular e-commerce platform Magento has released security patches to fix the flaw. Researchers say update now.

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How to update Windows 10 for side channel vulnerability fixes

Since Spectre and Meltdown were discovered in 2018, other side channel vulnerabilities have emerged. These are the mitigations to consider for each of them.

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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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Bank OZK's vulnerability risk index shows patching priorities everyone understands

Explaining vulnerability risk to non-technical executives can be hard. With his CSO50 award-winning Vulnerability Exception Risk Index, Bank OZK CISO Jason Cathey has devised a way to turn vulnerability data into a simple risk metric....

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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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How automation enables a proactive security culture at Bank of England

The Bank of England security team uses automation to build intellectual capital, freeing up time to be more proactive and to better explain security to business units.

What it takes to become an information assurance analyst

This in-demand role calls for a rare combination of superior communication skills and security chops. Learn how one information assurance analyst landed his current job, the skills and training that helped him get there, and where his...

Fraud prevention: Improving internal controls

Internal fraud controls aren't fire-and-forget. Smart collaboration and ongoing improvement will help keep fraud in check. Here are the basics.

What it takes to become an IT security engineer

The role is a fairly new one in many companies, and qualified candidates are in high demand. Learn how one IT security engineer landed his current job, the skills and training that helped him get there, and where his sights are set...

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How to write an information security policy

Learn the critical first step, why consensus is key, what to cover and how make your information security policy — and program — effective.

Red team versus blue team: How to run an effective simulation

Playing the role of an attacker can make your team better at defense. Learn how in our step-by-step guide to war gaming your security infrastructure — from involving the right people to weighing a hypothetical vs. live event.

How to survive (and thrive) in the CISO hot seat

The CISO role is more varied and more pressure-filled than ever. CSO Online looks at how you can be successful in a post where security incidents and management feuds can cost you your job.

Special report: platforms play big in the cloud

This latest report in our C-Suite 360 series takes a full-spectrum look at the opportunities and risks in cloud computing, offering up the expert information your organization needs to set its cloud strategy.

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