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Cyberthreat sharing must include strong privacy protections, advocates say

Lawmakers will push for information-sharing legislation, but some groups want them to address past privacy concerns

Silk Road paid thousands in shake-downs from malicious hackers

The Silk Road online drug marketplace was routinely bedeviled by extortionists


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Breaches are a Personal Nightmare for Corporate Security Pros

Beyond the compromise of valuable information, loss of revenues and damage to brand reputation, data breaches can pose a threat to the careers of security professionals involved: witness the sudden departures of both the CEO and the...

'Mastermind' Hacker Steals 20 Million Credentials From Dating Website

User names and email passwords filched

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Be Prepared for the Breach That’s Headed Your Way

If we learned anything in 2014, it was that no one is immune to a massive data breach. If one hits you this year, are you going to have the visibility that will let you tell the executive team what they need to know?

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New Framework Helps Companies Quantify Risk

The World Economic Forum has released a new framework this week that helps companies calculate the risk of cyberattacks

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Security Priorities Shifting to Preventing Breaches, Improving Internal Controls

For the first time, companies are worried more about preventing a breach than on passing a compliance audit -- and are spending the money to prove it, according to a new global survey of IT and business managers

Survey: Cybersecurity pros endorse data breach notification rules

Three quarters of ISACA members say they support Obama's proposal

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6 Biggest Business Security Risks and How You Can Fight Back

IT and security experts discuss the leading causes of security breaches and what your organization can do to reduce them.

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Healthcare Breaches Need a Cure for Human Errors

Digital health records are a prime target for cyber criminals. The information can be used in a variety of ways, from identity theft to fraudulently obtaining prescription drugs. It retains its value much longer than credit card...

UK police make arrest related to denial of service attack on Playstation and Xbox networks

The police seized equipment and arrested an 18-year-old man on Friday

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Obama Proposes New 30-Day Data Breach Notification Law

President Barack Obama previewed a new data breach notification law today in a speech to the Federal Trade Commission, which will set a 30-day deadline for notifications

Traditional Defenses Not Stopping Breaches, Claims Real-World FireEye Study

Firewalls, IPS, security gateways and anti-virus no longer cut it

United, American airlines account fraud highlights hacker focus on travel industry

Travel agencies and websites offer a rich sampling of personal data plus easy ways to cash out

North Korean Sony Attackers 'Got Sloppy' with IP Addresses, Claims FBI Director

Agency traced addresses to DPRK

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4 CISO Wish List Items for 2015

With data breaches increasing in frequency, scope and severity with every passing year, the CISO has one of the most stressful jobs around. These four things could make the job less anxiety-ridden.

FBI director again points to North Korea for Sony attack

Hackers 'got sloppy' when attempting to mask their IP addresses, Comey says

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Sony and Chase: Don’t Blame the CISO

No chief information security officer has ability to stop all attacks all the time.

Moonpig jeopardizes data of millions of customers through insecure API

The company failed to fix a security flaw reported over a year ago, a developer said

White House approves sanctions against North Korea for Sony hack

The economic sanctions are the 'first aspect' of the U.S. government's response to the Sony hack

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