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Rethinking cyber risk

Everyone agrees that risk is essential. They just have different versions of what risk is, Evan Schuman reports. It’s time to rethink risk – both how to operationalize it and how to define it. With all the incompatible views of risk from different stakeholders through an enterprise, it’s hardly surprising that so many organizations struggle…
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Follow the cybersecurity money

Venture capitalists have poured money into cybersecurity in recent years – their investments offer a glimpse at what products, solutions and startups are on the horizon.  Lee Sustar reports. For anyone who’s made it through the twin expo floors at the annual RSA Conference – past the big-name vendors with magicians, fast-talking comedians, flashy free…
Ransomware, Security News

Ransomware: To pay or not to pay

The crudely written ransom notes in movies 20-30 years ago may have been replaced by more modern, digital missives – like a texted photo a la Liam Neeson’s “Taken” – but the message remains the same: Pay up or else.   That is the quandary business owners, municipal governments, school administrators and even librarians are now…
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Cybersecurity: Poised for a giant leap forward

Cybersecurity has enjoyed good health but is an industry itching for innovation and transformation – and the next big thing, Teri Robinson reports. When Neil Armstrong climbed down the ladder on the Apollo 11 lunar module, the Eagle, and toed the moon’s surface, as he so aptly stated, his small step simultaneously represented a giant…
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2019 Tech advances

Giant leaps, small steps It’s an unfortunate fact that no security firm came up with a silver bullet to protect endpoints, the cloud, networks, IoT and mobile devices from cyberattack, but that doesn’t mean there were no technological advances made.SC Media reached out to several industry insiders to see which 2019 advances they thought deserved…
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Are you prepared for a ransomware attack?

Literally countless life or death situations were at stake. A large medical provider recently was hit with a ransomware attack request for $3.5 million. “They had to pay,” explains Ondrej Krehel, CEO of New York-based LIFARS, which managed the response. The medical company’s critical servers for its 300 locations were breached, and recovery from the…
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CISOs score big on employee risk

The analytic capabilities are there to pinpoint problem employees. But what to do with them? Bradley Barth reports. Equifax has a vested interest in reducing risk. Ever since a devastating 2017 data breach affected roughly half of all American citizens, the credit monitoring company has implemented a series of initiatives designed to prevent a similar…
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Captives of industry

Ransomware is everywhere. It plagues businesses big and small, across the globe, even in the most hidden corners. Still, over the past year, certain industries have been feeling the pain more than others. A Malwarebytes quarterly report released last August found that detections of ransomware among organizations rose 365 percent from Q2 2018 to Q2…
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The hottest topic: Ransomware

The attacks that transpired last year alone arguably made ransomware the hot topic of the year and most likely a leading contender for 2020, as well, but a new element that cropped up late last year – attackers adding a layer of blackmail to the threat of locking a target’s computer system – solidified its…
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Talkin’ about an EVOLUTION…

In cybersecurity terms, is there anything more Darwin-esque than ransomware? Small variations in targets, attacks, points of entry, payout and even attacker priorities have saved it from extinction and increased its ability to compete, survive and reproduce just as Charles Darwin contended organisms developed. Unfortunately, though, those attacks have evolved into a greater menace for…
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