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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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The company you keep

A new take on the old adage “you’re known by the company you keep,” might aptly apply to women in security who’ve found success, progress and opportunities in organizations that know their value. Take Emily Mossburg, who has been forging a path in cybersecurity for more than 20 years where she’s now a principal at…
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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…
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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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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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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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Cybersecurity takes the stage

No longer just the concern of IT, cybersecurity is the bad boy headliner that dominates centerstage and all stages beyond.  Teri Robinson reports.  At the recent Lonestar Blues and Heritage Festival in, where else, Texas, fans bounced between the main stage where headliners strutted their stuff and the porch stage where more modest acts plucked their guitars – and…
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Where enterprise CISOs go wrong

The best laid plans are often fraught with mistakes – some big, some more nuanced. Evan Schuman looks at where CISOs can fall short. Enterprise security today, at least at the $4 billion annual revenue level and up, is in a precarious place. Despite GDPR and best security practices insisting on having complete global datamaps,…
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2019’s weird and wonderful news

Dead Cows, HackerGiraffes, fast food-craving lemmings, foul-mouthed scooters and golf pranksters made SC Media’s rather eclectic list of the most bizarre cyber news from the last 12 months.  In 2016, hackers tried to influence who became president. This time, hackers are running for president!   Well, make that a former teenage hacker – and a fairly harmless one at…
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Compliance: Watch your step!

Avoiding the perilous pitfalls of compliance It’s no secret that Fortune 1000 CISOs struggle with compliance, but the pitfalls that fuel the most fury aren’t typically the ones with regulators (although regulator arguments do come in a close second). No, the battle is often internal, such as fighting over jurisdiction, with the California Consumer Privacy Act…
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