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Safeguard Email From Internal and External Threats

Email continues to be a major source of cyber-attacks, and security and risk officers need to be more aware of both outside attackers and internal threats, says a recent study. The report, "Don't Just Look Externally for Security Threats," points to three groups responsible for these threats: external attacks that... Read More »

Phishing Attacks Shift to Email Addresses

The phishing landscape has undergone a major shift that's affecting what is being attacked, targeting email addresses rather than user names, according to a new report. This news was reported in the "2017 Phishing Trends and Intelligence Report" by Joseph Opacki and Crane Hassold, both... Read More »

Mature Access Management Curtails Breaches

Enterprise security is failing, and one culprit is immature identity and access management (IAM), according to a new study, "Stop the Breach: Reduce the Likelihood of an Attack Through an IAM Maturity Model," which was conducted for Centrify by Forrester Consulting. In 2016, the report states, hackers compromised... Read More »

A Guide to the General Data Protection Regulation

The General Data Protection Regulation covers personal data of European Union residents and affects firms holding a person’s data moving across EU jurisdictions.

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Can Characteristic-Based AI Fight Malware?

Artificial intelligence can give organizations a much-needed edge over their sophisticated and evasive adversaries, according to "Signature-Based Malware Protection Is Dead," a whitepaper by James Scott that was recently published by the Institute for Critical... Read More »

Recognizing the New Face of Cyber-Security

Threats, risks and dangers related to cyber-security are changing. CIOs must respond with a well-defined strategy and the right mix of processes and tools.

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Malware Declines, but Ransomware Soars

Last year, both good guys and bad guys achieved gains: Security professionals successfully fought off malware, but cyber-criminals benefited from an explosion in ransomware, according to the "2017 SonicWall Annual Threat Report." Ending a trend, the volume of unique malware samples... Read More »

Many Security Operations Centers Are Falling Short

Organizations are investing heavily in cyber-defense to protect their assets, but the maturity of security operations vary greatly, according to a 2017 study, "State of Security Operations," by Hewlett Packard... Read More »

How a Lack of Data Quality Hurts Business

Only a minority of IT and business professionals said they trust their organization's data to make key business decisions, according to a recent survey from Experian Data Quality. The accompanying "2017 Global Data Management Benchmark Report" reveals that most... Read More »

Do Security Pros Need a Single Unifying Platform?

A new study finds that cyber-security professionals want to protect their data with a single unifying platform, rather using piecemeal tools. Despite making heavy investments in security tools, organizations suffer technical challenges in protecting their data. A majority of decision-makers expect to improve their ability to respond to breaches, lower the cost of legacy solutions, reduce... Read More »

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