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What is digital forensics? And how to land a job in this hot field

Digital forensics is the application of scientific investigatory techniques to digital crimes and attacks. Think beyond the awful (and justly cancelled) TV show CSI Cyber; digital forensics is a crucial aspect of law and business in...

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The clean desk test

Ten ways a messy desk puts confidential information at risk.

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What is spear phishing? Why targeted email attacks are so difficult to stop

A highly targeted form of phishing, spear phishing involves bespoke emails being sent to well-researched victims. It is hard to spot without close inspection and difficult to stop with technical controls alone.

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Building your forensic analysis toolset

Every security team should have these types of digital forensics tools available. Many are free, and there are enough options to find one that suits your skills and approach.

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Why you need a digital forensics team (and the skills to look for)

Prevention and detection aren't enough. To better defend against future intrusions, you need a strong digital forensics team that can analyze attacks.

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Fear and loathing defending ICS security at DoE's CyberForce Competition

Defending critical infrastructure from determined attackers is not an easy task, CSO reporter J.M. Porup learned competing in the Department of Energy's CyberForce Competition 2018, a cyber security training initiative.

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What is physical security? How to keep your facilities and devices safe from on-site attackers

Securing premises and devices from physical attacks can be just as challenging as defending against cyber threats. Automation and AI are increasingly used to shore up defenses.

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Encryption is the best way to protect payment card transaction data

Criminals are going to steal payment card transaction data, but it won't matter if that data is devalued through encryption.

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More AI, consolidation and regionalization coming in 2019

It’s that time of year again, when we look back to look ahead. The 2019 security landscape holds new promise, threats, developments and opportunities to collectively tackle the issues our industry faces.

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How to set up a successful digital forensics program

The time to set up a digital forensics program is before you have a breach. Here are the decisions you need to make.

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The state of ICS and IIoT security in 2019

Industrial control systems continue to be soft targets due to poor cyber hygiene. New study identifies what's wrong and best practices for fixing it.

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What are deepfakes? How and why they work

Once the bailiwick of Hollywood special effects studios with multi-million-dollar budgets, now anyone can download deepfake software and use machine learning to make believable fake videos. This makes a lot of people nervous.

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Remember: It’s not all about the 1s and 0s

Don't forget the role of physical security in protecting your assets...even the digital ones.

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Defense, security and the real enemies

The end of the Cold War meant that the countries that threatened American democracy and our way of life didn’t go away. They adapted to use technology to attack us instead. Now that the extent of these attacks is being made known, we...

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Why I don’t believe Bloomberg’s Chinese spy chip report

China can and has stolen the information it wants from US companies without using secretly embedded hardware, so why would it jeopardize its massive semiconductor industry?

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Review: Senzing uncovers relationships hiding within big data

Used to combat fraud or uncover accidental data duplication, Senzing is a powerful yet lightweight tool with an artificial intelligence that is actually extremely smart.

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What the digital booking trend means for local travel attractions and fraud prevention

Online bookings of local tours, attractions and even dining have skyrocketed. Although this can be a great source of traffic and revenue for these local attractions, online payments fraud in this sector continues to rise and these...

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In the new ecommerce fraud landscape, every vertical is now at risk

Fraudsters are not just targeting small merchants or inexpensive items anymore – virtually any vertical or product can be a worthwhile target for online fraud, and the losses could cause irreversible damage to a retailer’s bottom...

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