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What lessons can we learn from Notre Dame to better prepare for cyberattacks?

The Notre Dame cathedral – one of mankind’s greatest achievements – is not only a monument to Catholicism, but also to the French people who built and maintained this landmark over centuries…and will now rebuild this icon again. As...

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Julian Assange arrested: Hero of transparency and privacy, or villain against nations?

Just because you can take something doesn’t mean you should...or that it’s the right thing to do.

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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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A hacker or your cloud provider. Who presents the greatest risk to your data?

The latest threat to your data may not be a hacker, but your own cloud provider, who can suspend performance and hold your data hostage.

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Tesla's slow start to 2019, Facebook's password problem | TECH(feed)

Facebook has disclosed another security scandal, but what does that mean for users? Plus, another governing body is balking at U.S. anti-Huawei claims, and data on new car registrations could suggest slowing sales for Tesla. All that...

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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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World's fastest supercomputer, Facebook's alleged cryptocurrency | TECH(feed)

The U.S. government is planning to build the world's fastest supercomputer, Google is slapped with a fine by the European Union and reports of a Facebook cryptocurrency could mean big things for cross-border payments.

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What can we learn about infosec from the Varsity Blues college admissions scandal?

The Varsity Blues scandal – where rich parents paid an intermediary to get their kids into top colleges by paying off coaches to pass them off as athletic recruits (among other things) – exposed multiple operational security failures...

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Huawei and Apple smartphones are both made in China – why is only one banned in Australia?

While Chinese smartphone manufacturer Huawei has been banned from the Australian 5G network rollout, Apple was welcomed with open arms despite also using China to produce phones. So, what’s the difference?

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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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Landmark laws: data brokers and the future of US privacy regulation

Vermont’s new law on data brokers has revealed an expansive registry of secretive firms profiting from your corporate and personal data. As the first law of its kind in the US, privacy advocates have rejoiced – but how much will it...

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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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Brexit's impact on data privacy, sharing and regulations for businesses worldwide | TECH(talk)

How will the impending Brexit decision impact data privacy, sharing and regulations? IDG U.S. and U.K. Editorial director Matt Egan talks with TECH(talk) hosts Ken Mingis and Juliet Beauchamp about the March 29 deadline -- the...

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RSA Conference tips and predictions | TECH(talk)

What should you expect at this year's RSA Conference? Security reporter J.M. Porup and TECH(talk) host Juliet Beauchamp talk about the hot topics and sessions to look for at the March 4 to 8 gathering in San Francisco.

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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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