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Yes, Google's Security Key Is Hackable

Here is an article by Roger Grimes, Data-Driven Defense Evangelist at KnowBe4 Ever since Google told the world that none of its 85,000 employees had been successfully hacked ...
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[On-Demand Webinar] What Most Computer Security Defenses Are Doing Wrong and How to Fix It

Most companies have huge gaps in their computer security defenses, and can be compromised at will by a determined hacker. The industry even has a term for it: “Assume Breach”. But it ...
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IT Security in the enterprise: Things are looking up!

Cybersecurity is quickly becoming the number one business priority, says identity and access management company Okta. Based on the results of an analysis of authentication and ...
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New Survey: IT Security Spending Is Up, But Security Is Not, Ransomware Is The Biggest Worry

The second-annual Cyren-Osterman Research U.S. security survey shows a significant disconnect between rising IT security spending and a low level of confidence in current protection, ...
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ITIC / CyberheistNews Top 10 IT Security Recommendations May 2017

By Laura DiDio There is no such thing as a 100% fully secure environment. And there never will be. Security is not static; it is an ongoing work in progress. Organizations must be ...
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Who Is Learning How to Take Down the Internet?

It was all over the news. A sustained DDoS attack that caused outages for a large number of Web sites Friday was launched with the help of hacked “Internet of Things” (IoT) devices. Jeff ...
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Researchers discover new malicious IoT worm

Researchers at RapidityNetworks discovered a new malicious worm using Telnet that infects IoT devices using their insecure default credentials and uses a peer-to-peer network to install ...
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Is Security Making The Grade? What IT And Business Pros Really Think

Great joint survey by CSO, CIO and ComputerWorld by Amy Bennett which is excelllent ammo to add to a budget request that needs to be approved by a C-level exec. Here's why: "If you sense ...
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IT Security Is A Protoscience, Think 19th Century Chemistry

So I get the Andreessen Horowitz newsletter. It has a topic called "Security is a protoscience (and more on 'so you want to work in security') - Michal Zalewski" I'm intrigued so I click ...
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Why does Kevin Mitnick recommend 20-character passwords?

The background is based on current state-of-the-art password cracking technology. In short, hackers penetrate the network, get access to a domain controller and pull the file with all ...
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