Sue Marquette Poremba

Sue Marquette Poremba

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Poor Security Practices Lead Hackers to Target SMBs

21 Sep, 2017

New studies reveal insight into why SMBs are so susceptible to security incidents and how much that susceptibility can cost them.

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Training IT Staff for Security Duties to Tackle Overwhelming Threat Intelligence Data

18 Sep, 2017

The good news: More organizations are using threat intelligence to detect and then mitigate potential cybersecurity incidents.

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BlueBorne Shows Vulnerabilities in Bluetooth Devices

14 Sep, 2017

Bluetooth is one of those technologies that gets ignored when discussing security risks.

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Security Skills Aren’t Keeping up with the Threat Landscape

13 Sep, 2017

We can never think that security training, even for professionals, is done. Skills, like threats, have to constantly evolve.

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Lessons to Learn from Equifax Breach

11 Sep, 2017

Organizations of all sizes and verticals would be wise to take a close look at the Equifax breach and learn from the mistakes made in the aftermath. The post-breach behavior was a failure of epic proportions.

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Phishing a Concern for Vast Majority of IT Executives

08 Sep, 2017

Phishing is effective. It is wreaking havoc on networks and endpoints and continues to fool even sophisticated users.

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Third-Party Vendor Security Mistakes Result in Holiday Data Breach Revelations

07 Sep, 2017

It appears that the security message of Labor Day weekend is that organizations need to step up on holding their contractors to better security practices and to take responsibility for those data breaches.

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Spambot Server Has 711 Million Stolen Email Addresses

31 Aug, 2017

As many experts have said, chances are your information has already been compromised: If not found in this server then it was almost certainly breached in some other attack.

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Before Helping Hurricane Victims, Make Sure Your Employees Can Recognize Phishing Emails

30 Aug, 2017

Emotions are running high and many employees want to help those who are suffering. But if they cannot recognize a phishing email, the risk is that your company will become a victim of a cyberattack.

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Very Few Large Organizations Taking a Simple Step to Defend Against Phishing

28 Aug, 2017

DMARC validates an email’s authenticity and verifies the sender, which then decreases the ability of a hacker to spoof anyone within that organization.

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Hackers Will Take Advantage of Outdated Software

25 Aug, 2017

If you are using outdated or unsupported OS and software, your risk of being targeted by hackers skyrockets.

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Understanding 2017 Cybersecurity: Social Engineering for Cyberattacks the Theme of 2016

21 Aug, 2017

Optiv looked at what happened in 2016 and then used that analysis to get a better understanding of what we might see in the coming months.

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Studies Show Ways Organizations Struggle with Cybersecurity

17 Aug, 2017

No matter how much organizations of any size think they know about practicing good security, there is still a lot of room for improvement.

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FCC Shrouds Itself in Secrecy over DDoS Attacks and Response

14 Aug, 2017

The FCC is unwilling to discuss its cybersecurity efforts, which begs the question of whether this is a good or bad strategy overall.

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Hackers Say Privileged User Credentials Favorite Way to Get Your Data

10 Aug, 2017

Once you have someone’s credentials, you pretty much have the keys to the kingdom. It’s difficult to detect an intruder who has used legitimate credentials to gain access.

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Second Quarter Reported DDoS Attacks Lasting Days, Not Minutes

07 Aug, 2017

What would you do if your company was hit with a DDoS attack that lasted 11 days?

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Two Very Different Cybersecurity Stories from Washington

03 Aug, 2017

All in all, this week in Washington, it appears that Congress is taking cybersecurity more seriously. Now it’s time for the White House to step up.

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Majority of Companies Get Failing Grades on Cybersecurity Performance

31 Jul, 2017

How do you think your cybersecurity investments and performance would hold up if they were graded? Do you think your company is doing an above average job in this area?

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Tactics Used by Phishing Hackers

27 Jul, 2017

Researchers went undercover by creating several fake user accounts and then deployed techniques to lure in criminals and tracked them over the span of nine months.

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Study Shows the Complexity of Malware Attacks

26 Jul, 2017

The U.S. had the most dramatic swings in malware attacks, with the worst week coming during the week of May 8. Most of the attacks were trojans.

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