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Chris Byers CEO, Formstack, | 6/26/2017
In 2014, hackers found medical records to be ten to 20 times more valuable than a credit card number because they offered copious amounts of sensitive personal data. McAfee Labs referred to it as "The Year of Shaken Trust."
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Ashwin Krishnan SVP, Products & Strategy, HyTrust, | 6/23/2017
I was reading in the Wall Street Journal about the implementation of artificial intelligence for real-time pricing at your friendly gas station.
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Curtis Franklin Security Editor, | 6/22/2017
Hey, everyone, remember WannaCry? Nasty infection mechanism from the WikiLeaks Vault7 stash, hit the UK's National Health Service hard, shut down parts of Spain's telephone system... that one. Yeah, you remember. And now, so does Honda.
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Rishi Bhargava Co-founder and VP, Marketing, Demisto, | 6/22/2017
The number of security alerts that SOC (security operations center) professionals must deal with seems to be escalating at an alarming rate. According to a recent survey conducted by the industry analyst firm IDC, 37% of the respondents stated that they deal with at least 10,000 alerts every month - and 52% of those alerts are false positives. False ...
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Jay Kelley Senior Product Marketing Manager, Menlo Security, | 6/21/2017
"But in this world, nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes." - Benjamin Franklin Many businesses and their employees recently fell victim to a very successful spear-phishing attack that duped an unsuspecting employee into sending the company's W-2s to a company executive, who emailed the employee and asked for the W-2s to address a ...
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Curtis Franklin Security Editor, | 6/20/2017
Ready for some good security news? According to a study sponsored by IBM and conducted by Ponemon Institute, the cost of a data breach actually went down by 10% in 2017. The good news isn't evenly distributed, of course, and there are little nuggets of negativity sprinkled across the upbeat facts of the headline.
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Joseph Carson Chief Security Scientist, Thycotic, | 6/19/2017
With more than 3.5 billion Internet users worldwide, there are millions of opportunities for hackers to exploit. If we look at all the cyberbreach reports in the past year (and even in the last few months) -- we can clearly see that it has been a busy time for cyber criminals. Public reports describe more than 500 data breaches and more than 3 billion ...
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Curtis Franklin Security Editor, | 6/19/2017
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