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News, trends and insights for cybersecurity in the digital age

Aspectos interculturales de las estrategias de respuesta ante ataques IT

Los teléfonos no paran de sonar en su sede central, el tráfico ha colapsado su web y todos los buzones de correo electrónico están repletos. ¿Por qué? Simplemente porque sus sistemas han sido pirateados, exponiendo millones de registros personales y financieros confidenciales de sus clientes. Además, es imposible encontrar en qué parte del mundo tuvo […]

Security themes uncovered at RSA 2019

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This year is pivotal for our industry with most organizations focused on securing the digital enterprise with cloud computing, mobility and AI. Businesses are more connected now than ever before. Their “edges” have been redefined and expanded, making them more vulnerable as well. Success in today’s environment means understanding the impact of digital transformation on […]

New survey highlights the good and bad of cyber security’s global outlook

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The news these days is not good when you consider the state of cyber security around the world. Successful cyber attacks continue unabated while the security talent gap continues to widen. Throw into the mix a deluge of security data, difficulty securing containers, and other obstacles and you get mighty headwinds for IT security teams […]

Reducing risk in digital transformation

Digital transformation and enterprise risk management can be thought of as parallel highways. That’s because any transformation effort will introduce new risks and change to the organization’s overall security posture. As organizations continue their digital transformations, the transformation of security and risk management must be an integral part of that journey. Organizations must integrate security […]

The highest-paying tech jobs in 2019

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Want to make at least $200,000 a year as a technology professional? You can! That is, if you can land one of the 11 jobs listed by hiring firm Mondo in its 2019 Mondo Tech Salary Guide. Also, you need to be a good negotiator because $200,000 is at or near the top end for […]

In security, it’s usually the basic stuff that gets you — like passwords

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There are some very smart hackers out there with access to the latest techniques and exploits, but time and again it has been observed that attackers don’t need to deploy the latest and greatest because they can achieve their goals with the older and basic. Why bother with something complex or burn a new tool […]

Majority of organizations still report a lack of cyber security budget

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Despite years of widespread data breaches and increased regulatory demands, 75 percent of respondents to a recent survey do not believe that they have an adequate information security budget. Additionally, attackers continue to successfully use compromised credentials in attacks, and while 93 percent of organizations surveyed are aware of the vulnerability and attack technique — […]

Cross cultural aspects of breach response strategies

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The phones are ringing off the hook at headquarters, your web site traffic is exploding and your email boxes have reached capacity. Why?  Your enterprise systems have been hacked, exposing millions of confidential customer personal and financial records. It’s impossible to determine where in the world the hack originated, but the implications are surely global […]

Gartner: Future of identity management is mobile, SaaS

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By 2022, the research firm Gartner predicts 70 percent of enterprises that use biometrics for authentication will do so with smartphone apps. Last year, less than 5 percent of enterprises did so. According to Gartner, it is the lower cost and improved user experience that will drive this adoption of smartphone biometric authentication. Speaking of […]

Quantum computing will change everyday life for the better

Quantum computing is the next holy grail of computer science and engineering, promising to change everyday life for the better. Today’s smartphones have the same computing power as a military computer 50 years ago that was the size of an entire room. Yet despite the phenomenal strides we have made in technology and computing, there […]