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Does GDPR compliance reduce breach risk?

A new report from Cisco suggests that GDPR compliance reduces data breach impact. Incident response, legal and security experts agree but caution not to rely on compliance alone.

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12 tips for effectively presenting cybersecurity to the board

Don't let your board presentation miss the mark. Follow these best practices and common mistakes to avoid when communicating cybersecurity risk to the board.

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Ransomware attack drives city to seek greater network visibility

After being hit with the Cryptolocker ransomware, the City of Westland realized it needed more insight into network traffic, not just at the perimeter.

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3 ways to monitor encrypted network traffic for malicious activity

Ubiquitous encryption of network traffic prevents you from performing deep packet inspection, but you can still detect and prevent a lot of attacks.

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Self-sovereign identity: 3 key questions

SSI is on the extreme end of the digital identity spectrum. Its focus is putting control back in the hands of you, the user. But SSI is not the only way to skin a cat.

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Congress steers clear of industrial control systems cybersecurity

Industry resistance to regulation, complexity of securing ICS systems are roadblocks to passage of critical infrastructure cybersecurity legislation.

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My two favorite companies from RSA Conference 2019

The Media Trust offers website owners a way to detect malicious code coming from third parties, and DarkOwl scans the dark web for signs that a company has been compromised.

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Windows security updates that require new registry keys

Don't assume automated Windows security updates are complete. You might need to add registry keys manually. Here are a few to check now.

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City of Raleigh implements ICS monitoring tool for water treatment plants

Securing operational technology systems is a different game than IT, but the City of Raleigh has deployed a CSO50 award-winning network monitoring solution that gives them greater visibility into its PLCs.

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What is quantum cryptography? It’s no silver bullet, but could improve security

In the arms race between white and black hats, the infosec industry looks to quantum cryptography and quantum key distribution (QKD). That may be just part of the answer, however.

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7 hot cybersecurity trends (and 4 going cold)

Is that security trend hot or not? From tools and technologies to threats, tactics, and training, the numbers don't lie.

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What are the new China Cybersecurity Law provisions? And how CISOs should respond

New provisions to the China Cybersecurity Law allow the Chinese government access to enterprise networks operating in the country. Although the security risk that presents is unclear, CISOs can take steps to minimize the impact.

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Preserving the privacy of large data sets: Lessons learned from the Australian census

Preserving the privacy of large data sets is hard, as the Australian Bureau of Statistics found out. These are the big takeaways for the upcoming U.S. census and others dealing with large amounts of personal data.

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Review: Bitglass manages the mobility monster

The Bitglass platform secures and controls official work-related interactions between a mobile device and company resources without infringing on a user's smartphone or personal applications.

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How to hack a smartcard to gain privileged access

Using smartcards in a Microsoft Active Directory environment makes them vulnerable to this privilege escalation attack.

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How to protect against poor Windows password practices

Employees will reuse passwords for work systems for their personal online accounts. Here's how to set up multifactor authentication in a Windows environment to reduce the risk of password compromise.

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Is the world ready for the next big ransomware attack?

WannaCry and NotPetya brought major companies to their knees and cost billions to remediate. A new report from Lloyds of London warns another similar ransomware attack would still be devastating.

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How to install PowerShell 5 on Windows 7

Have older Windows systems on your network? You can give them PowerShell 5's event logging capabilities even if they run Windows 7.

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