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The best enterprise antivirus: Kaspersky leads in latest tests

Ransomware and other threats often get through signature-based antivirus protection, giving it a bad rap. However, anti-virus tools still play an important role in the enterprise security strategy. Traditional signature-based anti-virus is notoriously bad at stopping newer threats such as zero-day malware and ransomware, but it still has a place in the enterprise, experts say, …

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What is a fileless attack? How hackers invade systems without installing software

“We see it every day,” says Steven Lentz, CSO at Samsung Research America. “Something coming through, some exploit type, unknown ransomware. We’ve stopped several things with our defenses, either network-wise or at the end point.” The attacks that Lentz is worried about are fileless attacks, also known as zero-footprint attacks, macro, or non-malware attacks. These …

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Look beyond job boards to fill cybersecurity jobs

The cybersecurity talent shortage keeps getting worse. According to Cybersecurity Ventures, the cost of cybercrime will double from $3 trillion globally in 2015 to $6 trillion by 2021. Meanwhile, the number of open cybersecurity jobs will increase from 1 million in 2016 to 1.5 million by 2019. Meanwhile, the scale and damage of the attacks …

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With new dynamic capabilities, will whitelisting finally catch on?

Everybody knows and hates whitelisting. Employees are only allowed to install approved software on their desktops and laptops, so they’re always complaining and asking for exceptions. Management eventually gets fed up with it and stops the experiment. For mobile devices, enterprises have a number of tools at their disposal, including mobile device management. In addition, …

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Few firms will be ready for new European breach disclosure rules, fines

The new European General Data Protection Regulation goes into effect next May, with onerous notification requirements and high penalties, but a year might not be enough for firms to get ready.Recent surveys show that most companies are not prepared for the regulations. According to a recent SailPoint survey, 80 percent see GDPR as a priority, …

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