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Knowing Your Data to Protect Your Data

September 25, 2017
Data is your most important asset. You should know what it entails, where it is stored, how to improve its quality and value.
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Poor Security Practices Lead Hackers to Target SMBs

September 21, 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

September 18, 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

September 14, 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

September 13, 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

September 11, 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

September 8, 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

September 7, 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

August 31, 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

August 30, 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

August 28, 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

August 25, 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

August 21, 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

August 17, 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

August 14, 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

August 10, 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

August 7, 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

August 3, 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

July 31, 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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