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What's ahead for digital identity in 2020?

Events of the past year have set up big changes for digital identity in 2020. Here's recap of what happened and what to expect this year.

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Moving security operations to the cloud

New ESG research finds organizations are aggressively replacing on-premises security analytics and operations technologies with cloud-based alternatives. The shift comes with both short-term wins and strategic benefits.

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5 ways to improve your security posture in 2020

What will shape the cybersecurity conversation in 2020? Only time will tell, but following these five trends will help you rise to new challenges.

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Will spam die in 2020?

The problem with spam isn't that it's a time-wasting annoyance, but that it drives us away from phone calls and emails to bad media.

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5 security operations and analytics trends to watch in 2020

Look for more integration, an increasing focus on risk management, and greater use of the public cloud.

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NHTSA odometer disclosure rule might pave way for e-signature authentication

The Final Rule allows flexibility in the technology they use to digitally verify identity through electronic signatures, including a pen pad or biometrics.

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Who will harness AI more effectively in the new decade: cybercriminals or cybersecurity professionals?

The intersection of AI and cybersecurity will loom large not only for security practitioners but for the well-being of society.

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2019 in review: data breaches, GDPR’s teeth, malicious apps, malvertising and more

As 2019 draws to a close, it is time to reflect on what’s happened in cybersecurity over the past twelve months – and in some cases, what didn’t happen this year.

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8 common pen testing mistakes and how to avoid them

Penetration testing is vital, but are you doing it right? Here are some common mistakes and advice on how to avoid them.

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Insider risk management – who’s the boss?

Where the buck should stop…why and why not.

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Insider threats: From McDonald’s Monopoly to today, how to address how little has changed

What have we learned this year? Insider threats haven’t changed much. Companies and people still focus on the bright, shiny new technologies or expected windfalls from major projects. Many ignore the governance, controls and processes...

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Avoiding the pitfalls of operating a honeypot

Businesses should think very carefully before moving forward with any honeypot project.

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A common user interface for security operations?

Why it's time to change how security analysts visualize, manipulate, interact with, and act upon security telemetry.

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3 keys to preserving customer relationships in the wake of a data breach

To thrive after a data breach, try talking to your customers during one.

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Ignorance is not bliss when it comes to defending against the dark web

There is an unhelpful taboo around the dark web, but security professionals owe it to their organizations to take on the challenge of understanding its threats and attack types.

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Attention cybersecurity entrepreneurs: CISOs want simplicity!

The cybersecurity market has matured from reactive to proactive cybersecurity technology integration. Top CISOs and industry experts weigh in on how new entrants into the cybersecurity marketplace can shape their value propositions to...

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Combatting extreme weather and power outages, a growing need for AI

The past month saw an unprecedented leap in natural disasters across the U.S. In an effort to prevent the spread of wildfires in California, power was shut down for days as a proactive and preventative measure. With climate change,...

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What security companies – and all of us – can learn from the Deadspin debacle

The recent news of the exodus of the entire editorial staff of the popular sports and culture website Deadspin sent reverberations throughout the media. But two of the biggest lessons to be learned from Deadspin’s downfall should...

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The 24/7 insider threat – Managing risk in a changing environment

A new model for managing insider risk in the "always-on” and “on-demand” workplace.

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The security staffing problem isn't going away. Now what?

6 strategies and tactics to adjust to a future characterized by higher levels of both vacancy and turnover.

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