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Cloud-based security services set to soar

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According to research form Gartner, worldwide cloud-based security services will grow 21 percent this year, expected to reach $5.9 billion. Gartner expects the cloud-based security services market will approach $9 billion within the next three years, and grow at a pace that exceeds the total information security market. The top three priorities, according to Gartner: […]

Worried about Google tracking? Tips to protect your privacy

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We all love Google. It’s the No. 1 search engine in the world now, and millions of us use its email and file-storing/sharing services. But the free service comes at a cost: The search engine can snoop into your online activity, build a huge profile based on your connections and use that info for targeted advertising or sell it to third parties. […]

Lack of clarity hinders cybersecurity insurance investment

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Despite the increase in data breaches and their costs, many enterprise security professionals say their organizations don’t currently have cybersecurity insurance. But that may be changing. According to a recently released survey (registration required) commissioned by analytics software provider FICO, about 60 percent of respondents have some level of cybersecurity insurance. Add in those who say they […]

A month after WannaCry: How do we stop the next threat?

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It’s been almost a month since the WannaCry ransomware attacks crippled businesses and governments in more than 150 countries. Though the attack was short-lived with a “kill switch” quickly identified, the disruption sent a clear message: As bad actors become more powerful and bold in their attacks, organizations must step up their game to stay […]

IoT devices: Security and privacy before you hit ‘okay’

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Like most people who live in São Paulo, Brazil, I have a busy daily routine where time management is increasingly important. Unfortunately, one of the things I often neglect is my health, so I visited my doctor. After a battery of tests and a stern lecture, the doctor said: “You either start exercising regularly again or you are […]

Exploring multiple-factor authentication in the consumer market

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When Odysseus meets his family again after a decades-long journey, he must undergo many obstacles to prove himself the true ruler of Ithaca and legitimate husband of the queen, Penelope. New suitors and imposters are striving to take possession of the throne and its assets. But Odysseus, the architect of the Trojan horse, is aware of the […]

Healthcare industry still concerned about medical device hacking

A Ponemon survey released last week, Medical Device Security: An Industry Under Attack and Unprepared to Defend, shows that many in the healthcare industry still believe medical devices are primed for, and defenseless to, attack. While the study’s title smacks of hyperbole – medical devices are not coming under significant attack in the wild today (yet) […]

Man the barricades? The future of the network fortress

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In the Middle Ages, technical and economic forces brought to an end centuries of military theory, as city walls became ineffective, irrelevant and even counterproductive. A similar disruption is happening now, but this time inside corporate networks. Enterprise network as the fortress Managing information security for corporate networks has always been difficult. For starters, the […]

Do you know the impact of disruption to your business — and are you ready for it?

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Being underprepared has consequences. Senior executives are frequently shocked by how quickly a problem can turn from a minor nuisance into an event that consumes and defines the company for years to come. This explains why companies engulfed by  crisis often underestimate the final cost by five to ten times. In today’s business environment, it’s not a […]

Stay safe: Massive database of stolen passwords surfaces

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Every few months, it seems, a big trove of usernames and passwords surfaces somewhere. This week it was uncovered by Bob Diachenko of Kromtech Security Research Center. He wrote about a massive trove of emails and passwords appearing online. As Diachenko explains, the database of 560 million emails and passwords may have been curated from other exposures, […]