CISO Responsibilities Growing Faster than Their Ability to Address Them

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The past few years have seen IT chiefs take on more and more duties towards achieving cyber resilience for their organizations. Little do their higher-ups know that different ranks across the company must now shoulder those responsibilities to accomplish this mission. And if recent studies are any indication, CIOs and ... Read More
Missouri hospital forced to divert patients after ransomware attack

Missouri hospital forced to divert patients after ransomware attack

A Harrisonville, Missouri-based hospital has been forced to shut down some operations and divert patients after a ransomware attack on its infrastructure and electronic health record (EHR) vendor. Ransomware operators have shifted focus from the consumer segment to the more lucrative business sector. In recent months, bad actors have acquired ... Read More
Vengeful hacker exposes DomainFactory customer banking data and passwords

Vengeful hacker exposes DomainFactory customer banking data and passwords

A German web-hosting firm has suffered a severe data breach because one of its employees reportedly owed money to the attacker. The company only learned of the breach when the hacker announced it himself, on its support forum. On Jan. 29, the attacker compromised customer names, company names, various addresses, ... Read More
Survey identifies three types of consumer attitudes to data privacy

Survey identifies three types of consumer attitudes to data privacy

Leveraging customer data is the lifeblood of today’s digital economy, but regulations like the EU’s GDPR threaten to make it difficult to mine this precious “ore.” Businesses still have a few options at their disposal, if they are to continue to sell their services – and stay competitive. A poll ... Read More

Six Tips for Security Leaders Looking to ‘Elevate their Standing’

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Research giant Gartner is out with a report documenting six emerging trends that IT security leaders should keep on their radar in 2018 and beyond. The findings could easily serve as pro tips for security leaders looking to gain a foothold in their organization’s decision-making process ... Read More

Internet Crime in 2017 Dealt $1.4 Billion in Losses, FBI Says

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The FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) has released its latest Internet Crime Report highlighting the most common attack avenues for bad actors, as well as some important statistics to keep in mind in 2018 and beyond ... Read More

NotPetya Ransomware Still Costing Industries Millions in Recovery

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Mere months after the NotPetya ransomware contagion, victims were already reporting more than $1 billion in damages across countries and verticals. And the costs associated with the attack are apparently still climbing ... Read More
‘No more ATMs running Windows XP,’ shouts Reserve Bank of India

‘No more ATMs running Windows XP,’ shouts Reserve Bank of India

Vulnerable Windows XP machines have made tremendous attack vectors for bad actors in the past decade, yet some organizations are still relying on the age-old OS that Microsoft no longer supports with security updates. Banks in India are just some of the organizations making up that list, and while everyone ... Read More
Cisco patches critical flaws in many of its switches and security appliances

Cisco patches critical flaws in many of its switches and security appliances

Switchzilla has released 24 security advisories to document and patch critical and high-severity flaws recently found in hundreds of devices, including switches, firewalls and security appliances. On June 20, the networking giant published a knowledgebase article titled “Cisco FXOS and NX-OS Software Security Advisory Collection,” which includes 24 advisories describing ... Read More

Amplified DDoS Attacks Are Here to Stay, Experts Say

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As bad actors seek ever-more lucrative ways to enhance their Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks, analysts are noticing a sustained effort from the black hat community to amplify their firepower ... Read More
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