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5 Ways vCISOs Move the Security Needle

Data has become more valuable than ever and organizations must make protecting it a top priority. According to IBM and the Ponemon Institute, the average data breach now costs American companies $8.19 million. On top of that, the recently-released Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report found that 86 percent of all breaches were financially-motivated.  As attacks…

Inside the Dark Web: 4 Misconceptions and How Security Teams Can Change Minds and Benefit

While the dark web offers a haven for criminals and serves as inspiration for Hollywood blockbusters, it’s much more mundane in real life. Still, many businesses feed into the fallacies surrounding the dark side of the Internet, ultimately delaying their ability to protect employees and consumers. Our industry really needs to shed some light on…

Only a Public-Private Partnership Can Secure the Electric Grid

President Trump recently issued an Executive Order to bar the purchase of certain critical electrical grid components from foreign adversaries. This order—like a similar telecommunications order released last year—reflects an acknowledgment by the federal government of a longstanding cyber threat to the electric grid posed by compromised equipment.  As with other threats to our critical…

Deliver More Effective Threat Intelligence with Federated Machine Learning

Cybercriminals never stop innovating. Their increased use of automated and scripted attacks that increase speed and scale makes them more sophisticated and dangerous than ever. And because of the volume, velocity and sophistication of today’s global threat landscape, enterprises must respond in real-time and at machine speeds to effectively counter these aggressive attacks. Machine learning…

XDR: The New Cybersecurity X Factor

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By correlating threat telemetry across multiple attack surfaces, XDR – Extended Detection and Response – promises to address today’s harsh threat landscape by amplifying the scale, speed, and scope in which security pros can detect and remediate attacks. We call it the X-Factor. Now, XDR automates manually intensive big data investigations, which will help security…

5 Ways Security Can Ensure Business Continuity in the COVID-19 Era

The COVID-19 pandemic has become a wake-up call for companies to sharpen their business continuity plans. As the crisis continues on, many realize the business continuity strategies they have in place aren’t equipped to safeguard against the new and evolving security risks of the remote workforce, or resilient enough to sustain business operations through another…

5 Tips for Safer Zoom Calls at Your Company

Zoom has emerged as a poster child for video conferencing in our new work-from-home economy. As much of a cultural icon Zoom has become during the Covid-19 period, the company has faced some serious security issues. Cybersecurity firm Cyble released a report in mid-April detailing that a credential stuffing campaign compromised some 500,000 Zoom accounts…

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