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7 Social Engineering Scams and How to Avoid Them

Even the most savvy IT professionals can fall victim to social engineering attacks. Here’s how to recognize these threats and avoid falling prey to them.

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Awareness on the Cheap

Our manager finds several ways to expand awareness training without breaking the bank.

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Feds to Private Businesses: Cough Up Your Cyber Intelligence

Corporations will be asked to contribute cyber intelligence to a new federal agency tasked with analyzing threat data culled from as many public and private sources as possible in order to more quickly spot attacks and attribute them...

3 Things CSOs Can Learn From CPOs

The role of the CSO and CIO has been changing dramatically and sometimes, it can be hard to keep up -- but there are some tricks that CSOs and CIOs can pick up from their Chief Procurement Officers.

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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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How to Mitigate Data Monetization Risks

Big data represents a substantial asset for your organization, but it's also a potential liability. Here's how to assess and mitigate the risks of your data initiatives.

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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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Lack of Security in Small Companies Means Big Risk for the Enterprise

Last year, we saw hackers successfully breach corporate giants like Target through unsecured POS system and HVAC vendors. How ELSE do small, third-party vendors and service providers present themselves as vulnerabilities for big...

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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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Why Healthcare Providers Need to Take HIPAA Risk Assessments Seriously

It’s important to get an independent outside consultant to perform this critical assessment.

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Planning for a Security Emergency From the Tabletop Down

But what are the best practices for using security tabletop exercises? We asked some security executives to weigh in on the topic and here are a few of their suggestions.

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The Dangers of Dark Data and How to Minimize Your Exposure

Structured data, like content in a database, is relatively easy to manage. However, confidential or sensitive unstructured information -- log archives and other untagged, non-inventoried data -- presents a real challenge to CIOs....

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5 Ways Federal CIOs Plan to Improve Security Monitoring

One of the leaders of Homeland Security's Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation program shares his strategy for deploying real-time security and situational awareness across the government.

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Teaching Leadership to Healthcare CISOs Aim of New Certification

Through a joint effort of the Health Information Trust Alliance and Southern Methodist University, healthcare IT security professionals can add leadership and management skills to their technical know-how.

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Shootout at the TCO Corral

A recent dust up in which VMware accused Amazon's AWS model of "biases and inaccuracies" is par for the course. The more important underlying question: "How do IT buyers protect themselves from making faulty decisions based on these...

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New Security Tools From Tenable, HP, Co3 Attempt the Impossible

Automated incident response promises total network security by combining threat detection, prevention and response.

Analytics Project Wins New Business for Insurance Company

Insurer Bankers Financial wins a CIO 100 award for a new system that helps sales agents generate more accurate quotes that customers are more likely to accept.

Real-Time Analytics Helps Virginia Credit Union Prevent Fraud

The credit union used agile development to build an analytics system to stop fraudsters who, with only a bit of personal information, can con call center workers.

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