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How the insurance industry could change the game for security

How the insurance industry could change the game for security

The recent growth in the cyber insurance market is already improving cybersecurity in some industry segments, and has the potential to do more — if…

Latest OWASP Top 10 looks at APIs, web apps

Latest OWASP Top 10 looks at APIs, web apps

The new release of the OWASP Top 10 list is out for public comment from the Open Web Application Security Project, and while most of…

Cyberespionage, ransomware big gainers in new Verizon breach report

Cyberespionage, ransomware big gainers in new Verizon breach report

Verizon released its tenth annual breach report this morning, and cyberespionage and ransomware were the big gainers in 2016.Cyberspionage accounted for 21 percent of cases…

What it takes to become a data security strategist

What it takes to become a data security strategist

Data security strategist is a fast-growing career, and one that will get even hotter as data from AI and IoT inititiatives pours into enterprises. By…

What it takes to become a security systems administrator

What it takes to become a security systems administrator

There are many more openings for security systems administrators than qualified applicants. That creates opportunities for IT professionals willing to get the training and certification.…

Don’t pay ransoms. But if you must, here’s where to buy the Bitcoins

Don’t pay ransoms. But if you must, here’s where to buy the Bitcoins

Ransomware grew into a $1 billion industry last year, and ransom payments now account for nearly 10 percent of the entire Bitcoin economy. Avoiding becoming…

After Amazon outage, HealthExpense worries about cloud lock-in

After Amazon outage, HealthExpense worries about cloud lock-in

Financial services companies as popular targets of cybercriminals for the obvious reason — they’re where the money’s at. And health care companies have medical records,…

Expert: NY breach report highlights third-party risk

Expert: NY breach report highlights third-party risk

New York reported a record high number of breaches last year, just after a new set of cybersecurity regulations went into effect in the state.”In…

Bitcoin rise fuels social media scams

Bitcoin rise fuels social media scams

The price of a single Bitcoin passed that of an ounce of gold for the first time this month, and scammers were quick to get…

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Experts: US needs a federal CISO

Last week, the Trump administration announced the appointment of a White House cybersecurity coordinator. That’s a good first step, security experts say, but the government…

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Experts divided on value of Cyber National Guard

This past weekend at SXSW, two Congressmen suggested that the U.S. create a cybersecurity reserves system, similar to the National Guard, but the idea has…

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Expert: Apple may have deployed unauthorized patch by mistake

Last month, reports came out that Apple accidentally installed a fake firmware patch on internal development servers. That’s a lesson to all companies to be…

Danes targeted by malware spread through Dropbox

Danes targeted by malware spread through Dropbox

Earlier this week, Danish-speaking users were hit by malware spread through Dropbox, but the company responded quickly to shut down the attack. According to a…

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Researchers link Middle East attacks to new victim in Europe

Kaspersky Labs announced new research this morning that shows some links between the massive Shamoon attack that took down 35,000 computers in Saudi Arabia to…

Security pros most worried about clouds, mobile

Security pros most worried about clouds, mobile

Companies were least prepared to assess the security risks of cloud and mobile technologies, according to a survey of cybersecurity professionals released this morning. Around…

AI is coming, and will take some jobs, but no need to worry

AI is coming, and will take some jobs, but no need to worry

The capabilities of artificial intelligence and machine learning are accelerating, and many cybersecurity tasks currently performed by humans will be automated. There will still be…

Scholars, infosec experts call for action on Russian hacking

Scholars, infosec experts call for action on Russian hacking

In the wake of reports about Russian involvement in fake news and hacks against political targets leading up to the recent presidential election, scholars and…

Report: Most cybercriminals earn $1,000 to $3,000 a month

Report: Most cybercriminals earn $1,000 to $3,000 a month

Most cybercriminals make between $1,000 and $3,000 a month, but 20 percent earn $20,000 a month or more, according to a recent report.The data is…

SIEMs-as-a-service addresses needs of small, midsize enterprises

SIEMs-as-a-service addresses needs of small, midsize enterprises

The city of Lewiston, in north central Idaho, has a population of around 32,000 and an information systems budget of around $800,000 a year.But it…

Report: Surveillance cameras most dangerous IoT devices in enterprise

Report: Surveillance cameras most dangerous IoT devices in enterprise

Networked security cameras are the most likely to have vulnerabilities when it comes to securing Internet of Things devices in the enterprise, according to a…

Visibility, security top concerns for cloud computing adoption

Visibility, security top concerns for cloud computing adoption

Enterprises considering adopting public clouds are concerned about where their data is located and how it’s protected, according to a new survey by IDG.Companies will…

AI makes security systems more flexible

AI makes security systems more flexible

Advances in machine learning are making security systems easier to train and more flexible in dealing with changing conditions, but not all use cases are…

Unencrypted pagers a security risk for hospitals, power plants

Unencrypted pagers a security risk for hospitals, power plants

For most of us, pagers went out when cell phones came in, but some companies are still using them and when the messages are sent…

Flash mobs the latest threat this holiday season

Flash mobs the latest threat this holiday season

The holiday season rings in more than just higher sales for retailers. There’s also more shoplifting and lower profit margins than the rest of the…

Russian criminals’ bank attacks go global

Russian criminals’ bank attacks go global

Russian cybercriminals have field tested their attack techniques on local banks, and have now begun taking them global, according to a new report — and…

Yahoo shows that breach impacts can go far beyond remediation expenses

Yahoo shows that breach impacts can go far beyond remediation expenses

Companies that focus on the immediate breach remediation costs may be missing the big picture, and could be under-investing in security as a result.Several studies…

Leaky IoT devices help hackers attack e-commerce sites

Leaky IoT devices help hackers attack e-commerce sites

Millions of IoT devices are misconfigured so that they can forward messages — which, combined with default admin settings, allows them to be used to…

How Shodan helped bring down a ransomware botnet

How Shodan helped bring down a ransomware botnet

Shodan is a search engine that looks for internet-connected devices. Hackers use it to find unsecured ports and companies use it to make sure that…

Data leaks evolving into weapons of business destruction

Data leaks evolving into weapons of business destruction

Most of the recent data breaches involve customer information such as user names and passwords, credit card numbers, and medical histories. The companies hacked are…

NY regulation aims to raise bank security standards

NY regulation aims to raise bank security standards

Next week, New York State will begin a 45-day public comment period on its new financial industry cybersecurity regulation — and, so far, security experts…