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Election 2016 teaser - A hacker pulls back the curtain on United States election data

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5 open source intrusion detection tools that are too good to ignore

Everyone should employ an intrusion detection system (IDS) to monitor their network and flag any suspicious activity or automatically shut down potentially malicious traffic. We look at five of the best open source options.

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7 best practices for negotiating ransomware payments

Sometimes companies are forced to meet cyber criminals’ ransom or extortion demands. This advice will give you your best chance to get your data back and preserve your reputation.

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Review: Protecting API connections with Forum Sentry

The Forum Sentry API Security Gateway goes beyond access control and deep into security, monitoring all the connections that it forms between systems and enforcing very granular security policies.

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What are blockchain’s smart contracts? And how to secure them

Smart contracts are moving into the enterprise, but they aren’t bulletproof. These are the vulnerabilities and best practices for securing them.

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Using social media for authentication: 3 pitfalls to avoid

Logging into business systems with social accounts comes with certain risks. Here's what you need to know.

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10 essential enterprise security tools (and 11 nice-to-haves)

Do you have the right tools to handle a changing threat landscape, tougher regulatory climate, and increasing IT infrastructure complexity? Here are the must-have security tools for meeting today's challenges.

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Securing connected medical devices: Will categorizing them as ICS help?

Now that they’re no longer protected by an “air gap,” let’s consider what’s needed to protect connected medical devices from security threats.

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What is the future of authentication? Hint: It’s not passwords, passphrases or MFA

Passphrases and MFA are not password saviors. Ultimately, authentication will rely on algorithms to determine user identity and detect fraudulent actions.

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Bruce Schneier's Click Here to Kill Everybody reveals the looming cybersecurity crisis

Everything is broken, and government and corporations like it that way. But when people start dying because of insecure cyberphysical systems, the overreaction from panicked policymakers could be worse than after 9/11.We need to solve...

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The Options Clearing Corporation taps AI to stay ahead of hackers

OCC uses machine learning and AI to understand and model how attackers could enter and move around the network.

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Cybercriminals are using blockchain to improve security. Should you?

Business-minded hackers are testing blockchain technologies to secure their illegal operations. Here's what enterprises can learn from them.

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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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Are long passphrases the answer to password problems?

Passphrases can be more secure than passwords, but there are limitations and hackers will eventually master cracking them.

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The Sony hacker indictment: 5 lessons for IT security

The recent indictment of North Korean hacker Park Jin Hyok contains valuable information from the FBI’s investigation that will help you defend against similar attacks.

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6 steps for building a robust incident response plan

While a lot of energy is put it into avoiding security breaches, it’s not always possible. A solid incident response plan can restrict damage, reduce recovery time and limit the associated costs.

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5 cyber security basics you can't afford to ignore

Don't underestimate the impact of good cyber security housekeeping for preventing a successful attack.

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The best password advice right now

Short and crackable vs. long, complex and prone to reuse? The password debate rages on.

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Review: Ping Identity brings identity management to cybersecurity defenses

Enterprise networks have grown too complex to easily manage all user credentials through something like Active Directory. And letting each individual app handle user logins creates silos that can become a security nightmare. The...

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