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Small organizations confident they're secure, yet lack plans

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A new study shows that SMBs believe they're capable of avoiding a cyber attack -- but this could all be a case of cognitive dissonance.

BYOD savings may be lost by security and admin costs

BYOD savings may be lost by security and admin costs

Before flocking to a mobile policy in which employees are permitted to connect their smartphones and tablets to the corporate network, consider that the return on investment may not be all it is cracked up to be -- security being a big reason why.

Statute of Liberty

Give me liberty or give me.....?

Commerce Dept. suggests online "privacy Bill of Rights"

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The U.S. Department of Commerce has become the second federal agency in a month to announce plans around improving privacy on the web.

Social networks: Criminal enterprise, Pt. 2

Some low level criminal networks have profiles in everyday social networks. Would researching these profiles during cyber intrusion research risk tipping off the bad guys?

Opinions mixed about White House's online identity plan

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Critics of the White House's proposed national internet identity authentication plan, intended to improve online privacy and security, say the strategy may do just the opposite. Proponents, meanwhile, believe it represents a major step toward establishing online trust.

Report finds US-CERT mishandling cybersecurity role

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The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) division tasked with coordinating the cyber defense of federal agencies is falling short in several areas, according to an inspector general report released Wednesday.

Walking the tightrope: social media and data protection in the enterprise

Walking the tightrope: social media and data protection in the enterprise

Organizations may want to second-guess a more restrictive strategy on website access and settle on a more pragmatic approach.

U.S. cybersecurity policies close to major update

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A number of major shake-ups to federal cybersecurity policy are closer to adoption after the House passed a defense bill last week.

FTC working on new privacy guidelines

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By the end of the summer, the FTC hopes to release a set of "guiding principles" outlining how businesses should handle certain privacy issues.

Securing personal-liable mobile devices on the corporate network

Securing personal-liable mobile devices on the corporate network

IT departments are struggling to secure the influx of smartphones penetrating today's workplace and this problem won't likely go away soon.

Study finds businesses spending too much on compliance

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A new report from Forrester Research's consulting arm reveals that organizations are focusing too much on compliance and not nearly enough on protecting valuable proprietary information.

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