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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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[On-demand Webinar] Top 5 IT Security Myths Your CISO Believes are True… BUSTED!

Facts are facts… but what happens when IT security pros take myths at face value? That got us thinking… what if we whip out our magnifying glasses, pull out the trench coats and use our ...
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KnowBe4 Named Gold Winner for Cybersecurity Excellence Awards in Fastest Growing Cybersecurity Company Category

I'm excited to announce we have been named as the gold winner in the fastest growing cybersecurity company for between 500 to 999 employees category by the Cybersecurity Excellence Awards.
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One-Third of Organizations Aren’t Ready to Combat Cybersecurity Attacks, Despite Increases in Security Spend

The latest data from eSecurityPlanet highlights that organizations have a lot of work to do to ensure they are secure in the face of a shortage of cybersecurity professionals.
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WorldWide Threat Assessments of the US Intelligence Community: CYBER

Daniel R. Coats, Director of National Intelligence reported on Threats to US national security on January 29, 2019. He gave big picture, geo-politics data and had a few paragraphs ...
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[Krebs on Security] How the U.S. Govt. Shutdown Harms Security

Krebs on Security has posted a new item. The ongoing partial U.S. federal government shutdown is having a tangible, negative impact on cybercrime investigations, according to interviews ...
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The internet's 'father' says it was born with two big flaws

BusinessInsider just posted an article that confirms something I have been saying for years. There is some contrary data though. We may be looking at a light version of rewriting history. ...
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Brand-New Tool: Password Exposure Test Identifies Risky Users

The bad guys are constantly coming out with new ways to hack into your network and steal your organization’s confidential information.
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Is Anyone in Charge of Information Security? Krebs Finds a Lack of Leadership Mentioned in 100 Largest Companies in the World

If there’s anyone who is close to the pulse of security, it’s Brian Krebs. In one of his recent articles, he discusses how organizations discuss how very important information security ...
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[NEW] LIVE DEMO: Identify & Respond to Email Threats Faster with PhishER

We are excited to announce the release of PhishER™, a new product that’s a huge time-saver for your Incident Response team. Because phishing remains the most widely used cyber attack ...
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[Heads-up] U.S. Government: "Your Weak Cyber Security Violates Federal Law"

Reuters just made me aware of a U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission report about a recent SEC investigation of nine companies that had been victims of CEO fraud had sufficient ...
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CEOs and Boards are Unprepared for Cyber Risk

Deloitte’s CEO and Board Risk Management Survey shows organizations are unprepared for the future of cyberattack at the highest levels.
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75% of Users Don’t Know Cyber Security Best Practices

New data from MediaPRO’s third annual State of Privacy and Security Awareness Report shows users are less prepared this year to address the risk of cyberthreat.
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