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10 essential skills and traits of ethical hackers

Learn just what it takes to snag this demanding and rewarding job.

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Reddit’s Allison Miller builds trust through transparency

Miller joined the social media company in February 2021, assuming a range of responsibilities, from security and privacy to trust and safety, that reflect broadening of the CISO position itself—a role she summarizes as “keeping...

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How deepfakes enhance social engineering and authentication threats, and what to do about it

Cybercriminals are investing in deepfake technology to make social engineering and authentication bypass campaigns more effective. Here are strategies for defending against the most notable deepfake cyberthreats.

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10 top API security testing tools

Application programming interfaces have become a favorite target for attackers. These tools and platforms (both commercial and open source) will help identify errors, vulnerabilities, and excessive permissions.

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How to mitigate the Microsoft Office zero-day attack

Follow this advice to block malicious Office files from doing harm to your network even if you've implemented Microsoft's recommended actions.

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The new math of cybersecurity value

An increasing number of CISOs are devising a new set of metrics to show how they’re impacting risk at their organizations.

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8 pitfalls that undermine security program success

Don’t let these easy-to-overlook mistakes trip up your security strategy.

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The 10 most powerful cybersecurity companies

What makes these 10 security vendors the biggest power players? We break it down.

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Security and privacy laws, regulations, and compliance: The complete guide

This handy directory provides summaries and links to the full text of each security or privacy law and regulation.

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CSO's guide to the worst and most notable ransomware

The ransomware gangs and their malware listed here have victimized millions of companies and caused billions of dollars in costs.

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CISOs’ 15 top strategic priorities for 2021

Mitigating third-party risk, baking security into the development process, defending against ransomware attacks, keeping pace with digital transformation efforts—these are just a few things that are top-of-mind for CISOs today.

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7 tips for better CISO-CFO relationships

A successful CISO/CFO relationship will help ensure an organization has the right resources for its risk profile.

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5 riskiest mobile apps

Unsanctioned applications on corporate mobile devices is a security headache. Here are the five types of apps CISOs never want to find on corporate mobile devices, with strategies for mitigating the risks they pose.

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10 security tools all remote employees should have

Compromised employee personal devices and accounts can disrupt and possibly threaten business security. Getting these tools into their hands will help.

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How to review password quality in Active Directory

Regular reviews of the effectiveness of user, admin, and service passwords stored in Active Directory is a good idea. Here's how one password review tool works.

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7 tenets of zero trust explained

Cut through the hype. NIST's core zero trust elements provide a practical framework around which to build a zero trust architecture.

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The state of security hiring: Jobs, skills, and salaries

We look at the trends in cybersecurity hiring today, including the most in-demand jobs and skills and the hottest markets—and what it will take to attract and retain top talent.

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Best Mitre D3FEND advice to harden Windows networks

Mitre's recently released D3FEND matrix offers sound guidance for any security admin or CISO looking to harden a Windows network against attack.

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