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The 11 Top Threats That Organizations Face Today

IT and business leaders have plenty to worry about in this new digital age. Changing federal, state or local compliance mandates are handed down every week. A company's reputation can suffer with one click of an unsatisfied customer's post on social media. And then there are all the problems that tie directly to IT, such as network breaches, productivity logjams and data loss. To pinpoint... Read More »

Cyber-Attacks Grow As More Businesses Go Digital

The more businesses move to modern technology models such as cloud services and mobile devices, the more attackers will look to compromise these technologies.

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Why Security Pros Are Always Under Pressure

A shortage of security expertise is now the third biggest pressure security professionals face, up from eighth last year, according to a new report. Advanced security threats and the adoption of emerging technologies are the two concerns ahead of the shrinking pool of security experts. The goal of the survey was to measure... Read More »

How Missing Emails Can Cost Companies Millions

Enterprises that fail to properly manage email for information governance purposes can face catastrophic consequences, according to a new survey. Two recent examples: Scottrade was fined $2.6 million in 2015 because it could not produce important emails for an audit. Barclays faced a $3.75 million lawsuit in 2013 over its alleged decade-long failure to properly keep electronic records,... Read More »

When Executives Ignore Security Policies

A new study finds that a surprisingly high percentage of IT executives—45 percent—knowingly circumvent organizational security policies, and many have even successfully hacked their own or another organization. IT decision-makers between the ages of 18 and 44 demonstrate a "much more cavalier" toward IT security than those over age 45. "It was alarming to see such a high... Read More »

How Security Laws Inhibit Information Sharing

A new report finds that although there is a need for actionable threat intelligence and information-sharing worldwide, significant obstacles exist because of data privacy and protection and national security laws. The result is a chilling effect on cross-border cooperation that must be addressed. In that spirit, the report, "Read More »

Setting the Right Tone for Risk Management

Without one person in an organization responsible for managing third-party risk, companies face a serious barrier to achieving effective third-party risk management, according to a new study. The study, "Tone at the Top and Third-Party Risk," was conducted by the Ponemon Institute and sponsored by Shared Assessments, a member-driven, industry-standard body specializing in third-party risk... Read More »

Why Taking Security Risks Is Vital to Business Growth

CIOs and business executives need to have open dialogue about how to strike a balance between acceptable security risk and reward.

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Best Practices for Social Media Archiving

Organizations that do not archive content from social media platforms face significant and growing risks from their inaction, according to a white paper by Osterman Research. Twenty-six percent of organizations have had to produce content-free discovery from their enterprise social media platform, according to the paper, "Read More »

Approaching Cloud Security From the Inside-Out

It's important to have a plan in place to protect against the most common threats to your cloud infrastructure. Understanding your vulnerabilities by thinking like an attacker and mapping your defenses to the cyber kill chain can go a long way in protecting your organization. Taking preventive actions will result in an early warning against the most common threats and help you identify a... Read More »

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