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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…

Encryption is ‘key’ for CEOs to avoid potential prison time

Benjamin Franklin said that there are only two things certain in life: death and taxes. But across every enterprise, another certainty exists: cyberthreats. The number of security breaches continues to grow each year, while the average cost of cybercrime for an organization has increased from $1.4 million to $13 million. However, cyberattacks no longer simply…

More women in the pipeline

It’s on all of us to change the industry, says Jennifer Wang. Together our individual actions can make a real impact. Women have made strides in cybersecurity, technology and other male-dominated fields, but there’s plenty more progress to be made. After more than 20 years in cybersecurity and tech, I’ve come to realize that bringing—and…

Why infosec vendors can’t sell to most CISOs

The focus of the cybersecurity leader has evolved. Previously, this role was tactical and very focused on specific technical issues. To be successful today a cybersecurity executive must drive strategy that is based on sound risk management concepts, understand changing technology to adopt and integrate the appropriate security controls, and also be an influencer across…

Four attributes that make for a valuable pen tester

There is an increased industry demand for penetration testers (pen testers) as enterprises shift from reactive to proactive security. With that demand shift, I’m often asked by prospective cybersecurity candidates, “How do I break into penetration testing?” Before answering, I always want to make sure the person that asks understands what a pen tester actually…

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