Cybersecurity

A Fresh Approach to Cybersecurity, Part 3

This series, What is Cybersecurity?, outlines the basic tenets of how the three areas of the cybersecurity triangle may be implemented by an organization. The cybersecurity triangle (people, process, technology) has been the focus of the series, as it provides an easy, understandable framework for discussing what comprises cybersecurity and the areas of concentration to …

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Top Cybersecurity Articles Trending this Week

Here are the top cybersecurity articles from January 14-27, 2016. Signup to receive biweekly updates here.    Nine of Ten Breaches Easily Avoidable, Study Finds Nine of every ten data breaches that occurred in the first eight months of 2015 were “easily avoidable,” underscoring the need for private sector investment in tools and processes to …

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A Fresh Approach to Cybersecurity, Part 2

This four-part What is Cybersecurity? series discusses the impact of cybersecurity to an organization and the three approaches which must be addressed to achieve cybersecurity nirvana. Yet cybersecurity nirvana is truly never attainable due to the always evolving nature of cybersecurity. The evolution of cybersecurity is directly attributable to one area: people. In the first part …

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6 Must-Read Cybersecurity Articles, January 2016

Here are the must-read Cybersecurity, Infosec, and Identity Management articles from January 1 – 13, 2016. You can sign up for our biweekly newsletter here.   Researchers Out Default Passwords Packaged With ICS/SCADA Wares Information was gathered on more than 100 products using default passwords such as “admin.admin,” “password,” “root,” and “administrator,” found in the open passwords lists and vendor documentation. …

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Getting Started with Data Loss Prevention: 4 Best Practices

Client A implemented DLP blocking early in the project and blocked several key business transactions. They had not defined a process to review and resolve false positives quickly, and once the business users became unhappy it led to the removal of the DLP solution. Organizations have had a tumultuous relationship with Data Loss Prevention solutions …

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7 Articles Trending in Security this Week

  Security, AI, IoT, digital transformation to dominate 2016 “For all the benefits of increased agility, flexibility, productivity and convenience provided by IoT and smart devices, the system remains worryingly open to attack.” The year 2015 has been another exhilarating year in the technology industry, with advances in cloud computing, machine-to-machine (M2M) and the Internet …

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A Fresh Approach to Cybersecurity, Part 1

This is the first installment of a four-part series on the equal nature approach to cybersecurity.  “If you think technology can solve your security problems, then you don’t understand the problems and you don’t understand the technology.” ~Bruce Schneier What is Cybersecurity? The answer to “What is Cybersecurity?” changes every couple of years based on …

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4 Identity Management Articles You May Have Missed

  Every two weeks we deliver a curated digest of Identity Management and Cybersecurity News to security leaders, IT professionals, and CISO/CSOs. Based on subscriber feedback, we’ve selected the most popular articles to highlight here.   BitLocker encryption can be defeated with trivial Windows authentication bypass In its own documentation, Microsoft admits that preboot authentication is “unacceptable …

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9 Cyber Security Questions Every Executive Should Ask

According to 2015 Cost of Cyber Crime, recently released by The Ponemon Institute, the minimum cost of cyber crime to a company was $1.9M while the maximum cost was as much as $65M. As news of major cyber attacks becomes an almost weekly occurrence, organizations are still struggling to define a security model and determine how …

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