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Navigating the muddy waters of enterprise infosec

Information security finally has executives’ attention, but aligning with business needs is still challenging.

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Security challenge: Wearing multiple hats in IT

Handling both security and IT duties involves a daily balancing act for the resource-constrained IT organizations that must take this approach. But along with the challenges, there can also be benefits.

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Is security making the grade? What IT and business pros really think

When it comes to security, who’s in charge, where do roles and responsibilities overlap, and what are the biggest challenges to aligning infosec and business goals? A joint CSO, CIO, Computerworld survey sheds some light.

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Is your security awareness training program working?

The metrics to use to determine where to make improvements in security awareness training

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What’s in a security score?

In May, FICO upped its own scoring game. It acquired cybersecurity firm QuadMetrics to create its own brand of enterprise security scores for enterprises. The new scoring tool, available in August, uses predictive analytics and...

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Insurers working to fill cyberinsurance data gaps

Insurers are starting to expand their services to better educate their customers about cyber risk and even help them defend against attacks before they happen and deal with the fallout of when a breach does occur

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Where to cut corners when the security budget gets tight

Whenever creating a budget, there is always the rainy day fund in case of unexpected circumstances. But what if those circumstances are bigger than you could have ever imagined? And you don’t have cyberinsurance? Sure you might be up...

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How an audit can shore up your security strategy

The high-profile data breaches of recent years have forced many organizations to take a closer look at their security technologies and policies, experts say.

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How to convince the CFO of the budgetary security need

It had been custom for organizations to think of cyber security in terms of an information technology (IT) problem best left to IT people to address and fix. However, as more prolific breaches were publicized exposing a variety of...

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CSOs demanding more from cybersecurity tech

CSOs and CISOs are becoming more powerful, and their wielding that power to demand more from their technology vendors, to throw out underperforming tech, and to take more risks on new and innovative approaches

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Too many healthcare employees complacent about security

Non-technical health care employees are too complacent about the possibility of a data breach, and few are aware that it has happened to their organizations, according to a survey released today of employees at large and mid-sized...

Average business spends $15 million battling cybercrime

The average U.S. company of 1,000 employees or more spends $15 million a year battling cybercrime, up 20 percent compared to last year.

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