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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…

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,…

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…

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…

Ringing in a new National Privacy Law?

Privacy advocates have long called for a federal privacy law and it’s coming…in the mean time, experts say complying with the CCPA will lay the groundwork for future compliance with a federal law. Like revelers packing Times Square on New Year’s Eve waiting for the ball to drop, a close teeming crowd of organizations spent the…

States weigh in on cybersecurity

With the focus trained on national legislation to safeguard data and privacy, legislative activity at the state level often gets overlooked, though it has flourished in recent years. Many states either passed, rejected or have pending bills primarily focused on compelling businesses to inform customers about how their data is used. Here is a quick…

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…

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…

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 more bizarre 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 that.…

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