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UK Mid-Sized Firms Lost £30bn to CyberAttacks in 2018

Phil Muncaster at InfoSec Mag reported that "Cybersecurity incidents have cost UK mid-market firms a combined £30bn over the past year as automated attacks become the norm, according to ...
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U.S. Coast Guard Warns Shipping Industry on Cybersecurity. Are You Next?

Kim Nash wrote in the WSJ Cybersecurity newsletter: "Avast! Pirates are getting better with cyber weapons on the high seas, WSJ Pro’s James Rundle reports. Maritime freight operators must ...
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Cybersecurity Remains a Top Priority During M&A Diligence

M&A is no longer just about revenue, assets, and intellectual property; many organizations are increasingly worried about cybersecurity posture and risk, requiring appropriate diligence.
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[Heads-up] IT Pros In The Trenches Of Iran And China's New Cyber War Against The U.S.

You did not sign up for this, but you are finding yourself in the trenches of a cyber war which is slowly but surely moving from a cold to a hot stage. The latest development is that the ...
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CEOs Overwhelmingly Prioritize Cybersecurity Over Physical Security

The C-Suite is beginning to wake up to the reality that cybercrime poses the highest risk to the  organization, requiring the greatest focus to truly protect the organization.
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Case Law Continues to Define the Extent to Which Cyber Insurance Must Cover Losses

Several new cases show the evolution of case law that demonstrates what both cyber insurers and policyholders alike can expect from the courts.
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'BlueKeep' Microsoft Windows Flaw Warning from NSA, Video for How To Patch

Microsoft recently released a fix for for a critical Remote Code Execution vulnerability, CVE-2019-0708, in Remote Desktop Services - that affects older versions of Microsoft ...
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Tell us about your biggest security threats for a chance to win a $100 Amazon Gift Card!

  Once a year, KnowBe4 runs its  Security Threats and Trends Survey. We’re polling IT and Security executives, administrators and professionals like yourself on what technology and ...
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Financial Firms Spend $2,300 Per Employee Attempting to Address Cyber Security Concerns

A new joint study by Deloitte and the Financial Services Information Sharing and Analysis Center highlights the budget impacts establishing and maintaining cybersecurity.
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Volunteer Cyber Crime Fighters Band Together in New York

Kim Nash reported in the WSJ Pro CyberSecurity newsletter—which I warmly recommend, it is an excellent daily news update—that "more than 100 applicants seek to volunteer their ...
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What's Wrong With The New Bill That Proposes Cyber Security Training for U.S. House Members?

A bill introduced last week requires all members, officers and employees of the U.S. House of Representatives to undergo cybersecurity training.
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Russian cyberspies are using one hell of a clever Microsoft Exchange backdoor

A Russian cyber-espionage group has developed and has been using one of the most complex backdoors ever spotted on an email server, according to new research published by cyber-security ...
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President Signs Executive Order to Boost Federal Cyber Workforce

The White House launched its latest effort to bolster the government’s cybersecurity workforce.
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Why Marketing Departments Are Cyber Security Targets

Because of what they do, marketing departments are potential cybersecurity risks themselves, and digital bad actors are well aware of it. "Since marketers are more closely connected to ...
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[PODCAST] The ghost and the mole; Eric O'Neill's Gray Day.

  Eric O’Neill is a former FBI counterintelligence and counterterrorism operative, and founder of the Georgetown Group, a security and investigative firm, as well as national security ...
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Reuters: "Cybersecurity Firm Cofense Says Pamplona To Sell Stake After U.S. Probe"

(Reuters) - U.S. cybersecurity firm Cofense Inc said on Wednesday that buyout firm Pamplona Capital Management is seeking to sell its stake in the company following a year-long probe by ...
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Cyber Security is About Culture and People, not Technology

Security isn’t just IT’s problem, but everyone’s problem within the organization. The key isn’t “yet another security solution”, but a changing of the way the organization thinks about ...
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Insurers Creating a Consumer Ratings Service for Cybersecurity Industry

The WSJ reported on news that a Collaborative effort led by Marsh & McLennan would score the best cyber security products for reducing hacking risk, and provide potential discounts on ...
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Norsk Hydro May Have Lost $40M in First Week After Ransomware Infection

Norwegian aluminum giant Norsk Hydro estimates that it may have lost more than $40 million in the first week following the ransomware attack that disrupted its operations.
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Beazley Data Reveals A 133% Increase In Business Email Compromise Incidents From 2017 To 2018

Business email compromises (BEC) accounted for 24% of the overall number of incidents reported to Beazley Breach Response (BBR) Services in 2018, compared to 13% in 2017, according to a ...
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