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California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA): What you need to know to be compliant

California's new privacy law, AB 375, might not burden security as much as the GDPR, but details are subject to change.

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15 hot tech skills getting hotter -- no certification required

Employers are apt to invest more often in cash premiums for noncertified tech skills compared to certifications. Here are a few they’re coveting the most now and going forward.

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7 points your security team needs to know about IPv6 (but probably doesn't)

The IPv6 protocol affects the security of your network even if you haven't deployed it internally. Here are the most important points every security team needs to understand about the protocol.

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Protecting high-value research data from nation-state attackers

Recent nation-state campaigns to steal COVID-related research data underscores the threat to all research organizations. The best defense starts with knowing the enemy.

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What is DLP? How data loss prevention software works and why you need it

Data loss prevention (DLP) is a set of practices (and products) that ensure that an organization's sensitive or critical data is kept safe.

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10 biggest cybersecurity M&A deals of 2019

This past year has been a very active one for mergers and acquisitions in the cybersecurity industry as companies seek to expand their offerings. What will the 2020 M&A market be like?

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Solar power shines light on security for the renewable energy industry

Solar power plants have massive numbers of vulnerable internet-connected devices. It's recent focus on cybersecurity is awakening the rest of the renewable energy industry to the threat.

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5 tips to protect legacy applications on Windows networks

You're probably running legacy applications somewhere, and attackers see them as vulnerable targets. This advice will harden legacy apps against threats.

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John the Ripper explained: An essential password cracker for your hacker toolkit

One of the oldest password cracking and testing tools, John the Ripper is still an essential pen testing tool.

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10 essential negotiation tactics CISOs should know

Lose that winner takes all mentality and build your negotiation muscle with advice from security leaders and negotiation experts.

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6 ways HTTP/3 benefits security (and 7 serious concerns)

HTTP/3 brings improved performance and reliability, along with various security and privacy benefits, but there are some noteworthy challenges.

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How do you secure the cloud? New data points a way

New reports show big differences in risk among public, private and hybrid cloud deployments. Here’s advice on the tools, information and organizational structure needed to execute a successful cloud security strategy.

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Free security resources for work-from-home employees during the COVID-19 crisis

Some security vendors are stepping up to help organizations better protect their networks as employees must suddenly work from home.

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10 (more) free security tools worth a look

Security pros have a lot to juggle, but look in the right places and you can find invaluable assistance for free.

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Want better mobile security or privacy? Try these Android and iOS alternatives

GrapheneOS offers hardened security over Android, while /e/OS locks down your private information. The main trade-off for both is fewer apps.

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Brute-force attacks explained, and why they are on the rise

The surge in remote work has rekindled interest in brute-force attacks, but a few simple steps can make your organization less of a target for them.

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Rethinking security hiring: How COVID-19 is changing talent acquisition

Staffing needs remain high, forcing companies to adapt their recruiting and onboarding practices — often for the better.

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Ransomware explained: How it works and how to remove it

Ransomware is a form of malware that encrypts a victim's files. The attacker then demands a ransom from the victim to restore access to the data upon payment. 

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