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The Privacy Professional: A Modern Day Renaissance Man

Omer Tene, VP & Chief Knowledge Officer, International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) Hollywood writers could not have scripted it better. Merely a month before the implementation date of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in May this year, a data protection scandal roils the world. A whistleblower reveals the leakage of personal data from Facebook…

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…

Winning the Botnet Wars

By Anthony Giandomenico, Senior Security Strategist and Researcher, FortiGuard Malware is becoming increasingly destructive. Below is a short history of this trend, along with steps organizations can take to combat it. We begin with Mirai that, in the summer of 2016, was responsible for the largest DDoS attack in history. It was built using millions…

In CyberSecurity, the A.I. Debate Is “How”, not “If”

Cybersecurity is drowning in today’s ocean of security-relevant data, but a surprising number of security teams have yet to integrate AI technology into their operations centers. By  Mike Armistead, co-founder Respond But we have already reached the tipping point where it is not only possible, but required, to efficiently mix workloads between and machine. The ideal…

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’…

Data Games: Phishing as an Endless Quest for Exploitable Data

By Stu Sjouwerman, CEO, KnowBe4 As we have noted in a number of previous posts, the bad guys tend to do the majority of their innovation, for lack of a better term, around the payloads delivered by phishing attacks as opposed to the social engineering schemes used to bamboozle unwitting email recipients into triggering those…

Security in a DevOps World

By Ben Golub, executive chairman and interim CEO, Storj Labs The IT industry has no shortage of buzzwords and fads, and it may seem as if DevOps, Microservices and Containers are nothing but the latest examples. But underneath the hype and hyperbole, IT is undergoing substantial and profound changes. DevOps and associated trends both create…

Augmented reality could help solve the cybersecurity talent gap

By Ron Schlecht, BTB Security The threat of increasing cyberattacks has driven up demand for talented and experienced security professionals. By next year, PwC predicts there will be 1.5 million unfilled job openings. Companies know they need to hire more security experts, but there aren’t enough experienced prospects in the pipeline. To change course, security…

Why You Should Automate Purple Team Assessments

You’ve invested a lot of time, money, and effort in cybersecurity and securing your organization. You’ve deployed firewalls, endpoint protection, intrusion prevention, and everything in between. Your decisions are driven by both established and trending cybersecurity best practices, combined with strong security policies and practices. Your networks, servers, endpoints, and data are secure. Or are…

In Cellphone Spying, Stingrays Are A Red Herring

On June 27, The House Science, Space, and Technology’s oversight subcommittee convened a panel of cybersecurity experts for a hearing on cellphone spying. The focus of the hearing seemed driven by recent media reports revealing that backpack-sized surveillance devices – known as IMSI catchers or Stingrays – are operating near the White House and other…

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