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Cybercriminals are increasingly targeting the financial services industry

Universally, consumers and small and large businesses alike, are increasingly aware of the well-established fact that cybercrime is on the rise. Last year, 4iQ discovered nearly 15 billion identity records that had been stolen from companies and were circulating the deep and dark web, including 3.6 billion new and verified records. There were also over…
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A v-CISO’s Take on the 5 Issues Facing Cybersecurity

There’s a quiet shift going on in the business community, one that has the potential of tipping the scales against cyber criminals; and it has nothing to do with AI, machine learning or any other shiny, new technology. I am referring to the rise of the v-CISO, or virtual chief information security officer. Much like…
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Cryptojacking: Defending against the latest pernicious cyberthreat

By David Cramer, President of Digital Service Operations (DSO) at BMC Mining for digital currency can be a profitable business, but it requires a lot of computing power. That’s why criminal hackers have been breaking into corporate networks and hijacking servers to run cryptomining software. Enterprises need to defend themselves against this pernicious new threat,…
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Six Cybersecurity Predictions for 2019

By Tim Steinkopf, president, Centrify Predictions are, well, predictably unreliable. But one certainty is that cyber breaches will continue to plague organizations in 2019. Here are six emerging trends that can help organizations stay strong in the coming year and build up their cyber defenses. #1: Zero Trust Goes from Buzzword to Reality As catastrophic data…
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How to deploy cyber hygiene to prevent ransomware attacks

Timur Kovalev, chief technology officer, Untangle Cyberattacks are becoming more and more common, and in many cases, they can be avoided by training employees and engaging in good IT hygiene practices. Poor IT hygiene can put organizations at unnecessary risk of falling victim to these growing and increasingly sophisticated threats. SMBs, in particular, are susceptible…
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We must inspire more talent into cybersecurity careers

As the skills shortage worsens and cyber attacks soar to new heights, there’s a tangible need to attract fresh and experienced talent to careers in cybersecurity or catastrophe looms. By Mukul Kumar, CISO and VP of  cyber practice, Cavirin Systems The cybersecurity threat landscape continues to cause serious concern. As the number of cyber-attacks increases…
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An Election Day cyberattack scenario

By Steve Grobman, CTO, McAfee With Election Day set to begin there are any number of methodologies cybercriminals, nation-state actors or any hacker could use to disrupt the U.S. election. Here is one possible scenario. A malicious actor, foreign or domestic, could take advantage of the lack of .gov validation and SSL protection to spread…
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Bridging the cybersecurity skills gap through AI

By Tom Le, CTO, Cognizant Security Cybersecurity is one of the most pressing issues facing organizations around the world. In 2017 alone, U.S. companies averaged 40 security incidents at a cost of $1.3 million each. While cybersecurity’s rising importance is spurring a wave of new technologies and innovations, humans are the ultimate masterminds behind cybersecurity…
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How Consumers Can Adopt a Zero Trust Mindset for Cybersecurity

These days, not a week goes by where we don’t read about a breach. Recently, it was genealogy service MyHeritage exposing login credentials of almost all of its 94 million customers. Bad actors have caught on that the path of least resistance is weak, stolen, or default passwords. Why go up against billions of dollars’…
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Shifting the policy on cyberwar

We all have computers that can be weaponized, says Jim Reavis. Recently the Trump Administration reversed Presidential Policy Directive 20, which was Obama-era guidance governing how the United States can deploy cyber weapons as part of overall national security.  How this is being reported in the media is that the current administration is eliminating this…
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