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Study: 1 in 3 website visitors is an attack bot

And 94.2 percent of 100,000 inspected websites experienced at least one bot attack during a 90-day survey period.

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January 2017: The month in hacks and breaches

Hackers are off to a quick start in the new year.

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The problem with threat intelligence [Infographic]

78% of security pros say threat intelligence is essential to their organization’s security, but just 27% say their organizations effectively use threat data. Why the disconnect?

RSA Conference Topic: Endpoint Security

Lots of visibility and hype around next-generation endpoint security, suites, EDR, and services at the upcoming security show

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Report: Passwords not going away any time soon

The number of passwords in use will grow from about 75 billion today to around 100 billion in 2020, according to a new report from Cybersecurity Ventures.

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How to keep branch offices as secure as corporate HQ

Satellite worksites can cause big headaches for tech pros tasked with keeping company assets secure. We talked to a number of tech pros to find out more about the dangers—and the solutions.

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Is antivirus getting worse?

Anti-virus software is getting worse at detecting both known and new threats, says a new report. Average detection rates for known malware went down a couple of percentage points slightly from 2015 to 2016, while detection rates for...

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DARPA wants to create secure data-sharing tech

Proposals needed to help secure shared data in remote areas on handheld devices

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5 reasons why Web gateways aren’t bulletproof

Like the threat landscape itself, web gateways have changed over the years. Today, web gateways do much more than enforce regulatory compliance and HR policies – organizations rely on web gateways to thwart internet-borne threats....

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What to do when your network is wide open

How can you enforce internal policies and industry compliance mandates when there’s no longer an identifiable network perimeter?

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Donald Trump offers cybersecurity warning: 'No computer is safe'

Donald Trump showed off his IT security credentials at a New Year's Eve party, suggesting that the best way to keep secrets from hackers is a huge air gap.

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Nearly half of all websites pose security risks

According to a new study of the top one million domains, 46 percent are running vulnerable software, are known phishing sites, or have had a security breach in the past twelve months.

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Behavior analytics tools for cybersecurity move into enterprises

Behavior analytics is one of the more recent buzzwords in enterprise cybersecurity, with more than 35 vendors competing for customers. One vendor, Darktrace, is using machine learning to detect network threats.

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Report: Only 6% of businesses use DMARC email authentication, and only 1.5% enforce it

In a study of 1 million corporate domains, only 60,000 had made any attempt at DMARC email authentication, and of those, only a quarter actually had enforcement mechanisms in place.

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HPE rolls out products to enable IoT adoption

Hewlett Packard Enterprise announced several software and hardware products to more securely manage the exploding universe of Internet of Things devices.

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SIEMs-as-a-service addresses needs of small, midsize enterprises

Traditional security information and event management systems are expensive, require dedicated security staff, and are difficult to set up and manage -- but managed security service providers are stepping in to make SIEMs practical...

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Japanese government denies report that its defense forces were hacked

Japanese government officials have denied reports that a secure network used by the country's defense forces was attacked earlier this year.

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AI makes security systems more flexible

Advances in machine learning are making security systems easier to train and more flexible in dealing with changing conditions, but not all use cases are benefitting at the same rate.

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