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How to avoid being the next Yahoo

It’s no longer about whether or not you’ll get attacked, it’s about knowing what the repercussions are and if you have the right controls to minimize or completely eliminate the fallout. In order to be able to do this effectively, you...

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Survey says many companies want to phase out passwords

Don't be surprised if your company decides to do away with password logins. A new survey has found that most organizations are leaning toward phasing out password authentication.

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Verizon signals Yahoo data breach may affect acqusition

Verizon has signaled that Yahoo's massive data breach may be enough reason to halt its US$4.8 billion deal to buy the internet company.

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The OPM breach report: A long time coming

Congress has finally issued a report on the breach of the federal Office of Personnel Management that exposed the personal information of more than 22 million current and former employees. It comes 15 months after the breach was made...

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Yahoo shows that breach impacts can go far beyond remediation expenses

Several studies have come out recently trying to get a handle on the total costs of a data breach, with a large variation in costs - from less than $1 million on average, to $6 million - based on the data sets and types of included...

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Grey hats and blue skies, dealing with airline security

Since Sept. 11, 2001, the airline industry has been one of the fastest industries to upgrade their security procedures and protocols against various threats, both present and perceived. However, hackers don't need to board an airplane...

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How companies can deal with insider data theft

To learn that your company's data was stolen, not from any hacker, but from an employee is the nightmare scenario that no one wants to face. But it's also a risk that's very real.

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8 challenges that keep financial services CTOs and CIOs up at night

Experts in financial services, IT, security and compliance discuss the major issues facing IT executives at financial services companies.

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Not so startling revelations of how a hacker broke in

These 10 ways are becoming all too common approaches, but yet users still fall for them.

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Guccifer 2.0 claims to have hacked the Clinton Foundation

Hacker Guccifer 2.0 now claims to have hacked the Clinton Foundation, but the documents posted show Democratic campaign data from organizations already compromised.

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Hacking an election is about influence and disruption, not voting machines

Every time there's an election, the topic of hacking one comes to the surface. During a presidential election, that conversation gets louder. Yet, even the elections held every two years see some sort of vote hacking coverage. But can...

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Data leaks evolving into weapons of business destruction

Increasingly, attackers are using data leaks to target the companies themselves, going after proprietary or embarrassing information and releasing it in such a way as to do the most harm.

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The Yahoo hackers weren't state-sponsored, a security firm says

Common criminals, not state-sponsored hackers, carried out the massive 2014 data breach that exposed information about millions of Yahoo user accounts, a security firm said Wednesday.

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HackerOne CEO: 'We’re building the world’s biggest security talent agency'

Marten Mickos is crowdsourcing security with a growing army of ethical hackers who can help your company if you’re ready to adopt a new security mindset.

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Six senators demand more details about the Yahoo data breach

Six U.S. senators called Yahoo's belated discovery of a massive data breach "unacceptable," and they're demanding that the company provide more details.

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How to mitigate hackers who farm their victims

Feeling raked over? You’re not alone; someone is probably probing your low hanging fruit right now. CSO covers how hackers farm the enterprise and how companies can mitigate the risks.


Yahoo's claim of 'state-sponsored' hackers meets with skepticism

Yahoo has blamed its massive data breach on a "state-sponsored actor". But the company isn't saying why it arrived at that conclusion. Nor has it provided any evidence.

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Va. senator wants SEC probe of massive Yahoo breach

U.S. Sen. Mark Warner, D-Va., on Monday urged the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission to investigate whether Yahoo met its legal obligations to keep the public and investors informed about a massive breach of 500 million Yahoo...

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