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2017 Latest: Hackers Get Smarter By Going “Old School”

2017 Latest: Hackers Get Smarter By Going “Old School”

There is some good news. Businesses, it seems, are getting ever-so-slightly quicker at actually spotting breaches: the average time between compromise and discovery has apparently gone down from 146 to 99 days. But of course, this is still more than adequate time for hackers to access what they are looking for. Those of us who have been involved in cyber security for decades are familiar...

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Integrating Big Data Intelligence to Enable Breach Prevention

Integrating Big Data Intelligence to Enable Breach Prevention

Businesses are not prepared for advanced malware. This may seem like a harsh statement but as this week’s POS breach at Chipotle showed us, it is true. According to the 2017 Verizon Wireless Data Breach Report, over half (51%) of breaches included malware and 66% of that came through malicious email attachments. In the world of cyber security and cyber defense, there is uneven playing...

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The New Role of Analytics in Identity and Access Management

The New Role of Analytics in Identity and Access Management

It’s amazing how much cyber-security has grown over the past few years. Where we were once worried about keystroke logging or Trojan horse attacks, we now face situations like ransomware and cyber warfare. User credentials are still the number one target for bad actors and as long as they find ways to steal them, they will continue to find ways into our network. Bad actors...

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4 Bad Cyber-Security Habits

4 Bad Cyber-Security Habits

We hear about high-profile breaches almost every week in the news, but what actions are organizations taking to keep these breaches from happening? Implementing new solutions is great and new tools are always helpful, but it’s the bad habits formed by your team that can really hurt you. Here are 4 bad cyber-security habits to break immediately: 1. Increased “Awareness” Doesn’t Mean Increased “Enforcement” Telling...

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The concept of business, technology, the Internet and the network. A young entrepreneur working on a virtual screen of the future and sees the inscription: Cyber insurance

How to Deal with Changing Financial Cybersecurity Regulations

Late last year the New York State of Financial Services (DFS) announced that New York would be proposing a “first in the nation” rule on cyber-security to go into effect on March 1, 2017 which would impact any bank, insurance company and anyone else covered by DFS. The rule requires any regulated company design a cybersecurity program that assesses its risks to ensure the safety...

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