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Decade Retrospective: Cybersecurity From 2010 To 2019

Decade Retrospective: Cybersecurity From 2010 To 2019

The Decade Cyber Went Mainstream Yes, technically, decades begin in years that end in one, but it’s easier to say the 2010s than the 2011s. Prior to 2010, cybersecurity was an insular domain. No one really cared, until something they were using didn’t work. Devices blew up due to malware or adware, and users got…
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How To Recognize False Claims And Avoid Cybersecurity 'Snake Oil'

How To Recognize False Claims And Avoid Cybersecurity ‘Snake Oil’

Cybersecurity – Have you ever been awake at 3 a.m. and looking for something to watch on TV? If so, it’s likely you’ve gone down the rabbit hole of infomercials. Vendors make bold claims about products that can do anything and everything. However, many of these claims are sensationalized or, in some cases, completely fabricated…
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Making The Smart Bet On Cybersecurity

Making The Smart Bet On Cybersecurity

There is no denying that cybersecurity should form a key part of any business strategy, so why do high-profile data breaches keep occurring? A lot has been written about how such attacks are becoming the norm, but reconciling the risks of an attack with an appropriate business strategy remains a significant challenge. While larger enterprises…
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Legions of cybersecurity volunteers rally to protect hospitals during COVID-19 crisis

Use modern cloud security best practices

Enterprises still worry about the security of cloud and if migrating will put data at risk. Explore modern methods, technologies and tools that help strengthen cloud environments. Security – There are mixed opinions about whether the cloud is more secure for many organizations. The biggest difference between cloud security and traditional on-prem security is the…
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Cybersecurity Is The Future Of Customer Acquisition

Cybersecurity Pros Name Their Price as Hacker Attacks Swell

It took a $650,000 salary for Matt Comyns to entice a seasoned cybersecurity expert to join one of America’s largest companies as chief information security officer in 2012. At the time, it was among the most lucrative offers out there. This year, the company had to pay $2.5 million to fill the same role. “It’s…
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Six Methods for Improving Employee Cybersecurity Compliance

Six Methods for Improving Employee Cybersecurity Compliance

Cybersecurity compliance is a significant concern for most enterprises, as many breaches happen because of poor employee implementation of security protocols. Employees can overlook a company’s procedures because they don’t see them as necessary. And a number of employees treat their work data the same as they would treat their home data, which can potentially lead to significant security…
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U.S. Coast Guard Issues Alert After Ship Heading Into Port Of New York Hit By Cybersecurity attack

U.S. Coast Guard Issues Alert After Ship Heading Into Port Of New York Hit By Cybersecurity attack

The U.S. Coast Guard has issued an official warning to owners of ships that cybersecurity at sea needs updating, and updating urgently. In the Marine Safety Alert published June 8, the Coast Guard “strongly encourages” that cybersecurity assessments are conducted to “better understand the extent of their cyber vulnerabilities.” This follows an interagency investigation, led by the…
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The Cybersecurity Skills Gap Won't Be Solved in a Classroom

Unfilled cybersecurity jobs are expected to reach 1.8 million by 2022, up 20 percent from 1.5 million in 2015, according to the Center for Cyber Safety and Education. The cybersecurity skills gap isn’t going anywhere. Yet, lack of formal education isn’t slowing down new recruits to the cybersecurity talent pool. There is an army of ethical…
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The Cybersecurity Talent Crisis: Three Ways To Think Outside The Box

Cybersecurity – After over a decade of helping growing organizations address hiring challenges and labor shortages, I know a talent crisis when I see one. The numbers are alarming: while the world has moved online, the supply of professionals to protect us hasn’t kept up.  The annual cost of cybercrime is expected to reach  $6 trillion by…
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Why is it so hard for us to pay attention to cybersecurity?

More firms say they prioritise cybersecurity, but a significant number are still putting themselves at risk by not doing enough. With a daily deluge of cyberattacks, hacking incidents, data breaches and malware campaigns, it appears that – finally – many organisations now understand that cybersecurity is an important issue that needs to be taken seriously…
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