5 cybersecurity questions retailers must ask to protect their businesses

If retailers think they already have much to worry about, they have another thing coming— cybersecurity—and it's no longer something they can keep on the back burner. This piece helps retailers ask the right cybersecurity questions to protect their businesses. Categories: 101 Business Tags: breachbusiness securitycybersecurityddosfraudretailretail industryrisk management (Read...
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CISOs Who Deliver a Compelling Narrative Stand a Better Chance of Expanding Their IT Security Budgets

Chief Information Security Officers (CISOs) have historically chafed at budget constraints, with some pushing the envelope and bringing the case for stronger cyber defenses to the board room. New research indicates that executive decision-makers want InfoSec costs linked to business value and return on investment (ROI), and it’s CISOs who can deliver a compelling narrative to their peers that typically achieve this goal.
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As Businesses Rush to Comply with GDPR, Some Face Costs of over $1 Million

One of the hottest topics in the business world these days is the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the European Union’s endeavor to create a unified framework that governs how data collectors and processors safeguard the privacy of their users and build walls that cybercriminals can’t penetrate.
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On the Job Evolution is a Requirement of a CISO

So you are a CISO. Now what? What got you there will not keep you there. The time for evolution is here. Much like special operations, operators of “CISO” are continually evolving. “You have to be uncommon among the uncommon.” Once you get to that level, you need to stand out even more. For example, … Read More The post On the Job Evolution is a Requirement of a CISO appeared first on The State of Security.
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When Your Greatest Cybersecurity Doubters Are in the C-Suite

A recent global survey by Microsoft and Marsh found that enterprise leaders rank cybersecurity a top-five concern, yet only 1 in 5 are highly confident their company can manage and respond to a cyber-event. CISOs, let’s consider that for a moment: You’re a valued member of the C-suite, with visibility and reporting to the board..
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Weekly Cyber Risk Roundup: MyFitnessPal Breach, Carbanak Leader Arrested

Under Armor announced this week that approximately 150 million users of the diet and fitness app MyFitnessPal had their personal information acquired by an unauthorized third party sometime in February 2018. As Reuters noted, it is the largest data breach of 2018 in terms of the number of records affected. The breach was discovered on… Read More
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Weekly Cyber Risk Roundup: Orbitz Breach, Facebook Privacy Fallout

One of the biggest data breach announcements of the past week belonged to Orbitz, which said on Tuesday that as many as 880,000 customers may have had their payment card and other personal information compromised due to unauthorized access to a legacy Orbitz travel booking platform. “Orbitz determined on March 1, 2018 that there was… Read More
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