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9 biggest information security threats through 2019

Each year, the Information Security Forum, a nonprofit association that researches and analyzes security and risk management issues, releases its 'Threat Horizon' report to provide a forward-looking view of the biggest security...

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County and municipal cybersecurity, Part 1

This is the first part of a two-part series on cybersecurity for county and municipal organizations. In Part 1, I define major issues and obstacles specific to municipal government. In Part 2, I will offer solutions. This article was...

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Cisco security researcher: Ransomware crowd big on customer service

Cisco security research breaks down the anatomy of a cyberattack throughout the exploit kit infection chain, all the way to ransomware attacks and investigation into such breaches, at SecureWorld Boston event

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IRS makes tax refund scams harder but W-2 phishing attacks continue unabated

Anti-fraud measures by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and state agencies over the past two years have made tax refund scams harder for cyber criminals to pull off even as attacks targeting taxpayer information continue unabated.

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FBI investigating possible Trump-Russia collusion, dismisses wiretap allegations

Amid widespread hacking purportedly sanctioned by the Russian government, FBI Director Comey confirms active investigation into potential coordination between Trump campaign and foreign operatives, while shooting down allegations that...

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Experts divided on value of Cyber National Guard

This past weekend at SXSW, two Congressmen suggested that the U.S. create a cybersecurity reserves system, similar to the National Guard, but the idea has received a mixed welcome from the cybersecurity community

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Future of tech policy murky under Trump administration

Insiders praise administration's focus on infrastructure and deregulation, but worries linger over immigration policies.

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Want good cyber insurance? Read the fine print

Given the explosive growth of online threats, cyber insurance is becoming mandatory for most organizations. But the field is still new enough that buying an effective policy takes a lot of due diligence and attention to the fine print....

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Of course your TV’s spying on you

It has been since it got smart, and so are most of the websites you visit, your Amazon Echo and every voice-activated smart device in your house.

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How to navigate the changing landscape of cybersecurity

The world of cybersecurity has changed drastically over the past couple of decades. We have evolved from a world of keystroke logging and trojans to a universe of full fledged ransomware and cyber warfare.

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How to remove ransomware: Use this battle plan to fight back

Ransomware has exploded onto the PC. We'll show you what to do to avoid it, remove it, and—if necessary—even negotiate with its authors.

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Protecting the enterprise against mobile threats

Mobile devices have transformed the digital enterprise allowing employees to access the information they need to be most productive from virtually anywhere. Has that convenience come at a cost to enterprise security, though?

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Target names new CISO to replace Brad Maiorino

Rich Agostino, who helped shore up the retail giant’s cybersecurity defense following a significant data breach, takes over chief information security officer duties as Brad Maiorino departs for Booz Allen.

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FBI chief calls for private sector to help battle cybercrime

As the FBI has been expanding and retooling its approach to cyber investigations, Director James Comey stresses need for CISOs to engage with the bureau.

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Bots: Biggest player on the cybercrime block

Bot fraud cost an estimated $31 billion in the US last year, dwarfing the estimated $1 billion lost to ransomware and DDoS attacks.

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Profiling 10 types of hackers

Understanding the different types of hackers that exist and what motivates them can help you to identify the attackers you are most susceptible to and properly defend yourself and your organization against cyberattacks.

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If the CIA can sidestep encryption, what makes you think cyberthieves can’t?

New Wikileaks documents show agents simply refining standard techniques of cybercriminals.

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Researchers link Middle East attacks to new victim in Europe

Kaspersky Labs announced new research this morning that shows some links between the massive Shamoon attack that took down 35,000 computers in Saudia Arabia to a new attack against a target in Europe

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