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Author: George V. Hulme

George V. Hulme is an internationally recognized information security and business technology writer. For more than 20 years Hulme has written about business, technology, and IT security topics. From March 2000 through March 2005, as senior editor at InformationWeek magazine, he covered the IT security and homeland security beats. His work has appeared in CSOOnline, ComputerWorld, Network Computing, Government Computer News, Network World, San Francisco Examiner, TechWeb, VARBusiness, and dozens of other technology publications.

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The Security Benefits Behind the Software Defined Network

Jun 15 by George V. Hulme

Software defined Networking is here, and there’s plenty of talk about what this means for security. As Ericka Chickowski wrote in Security Must Adjust as SDN Goes Mainstream we know one thing: security will need to continue to adjust to compensate.

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Could It Be So? Data Breaches Decline in 2018?

Jun 12 by George V. Hulme

That’s the conclusion of at least one cybersecurity services provider. According to Risk Based Security, following year over year increases in the number of publicly reported data breaches, the first three months of 2018 saw a respectable decline. But while the numbers look good, they may reflect a change in criminal targeting and goals and less an indication that cyber-criminals are waving white flags.

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Do Breaches Drive Biometrics Investment?

Jun 01 by George V. Hulme

What’s a leading indicator that an organization may invest in biometric authentication? It turns out that it’s a data breach.

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The Unexpected Fallout of GDPR

May 30 by George V. Hulme

We’ve been writing quite a bit about GDPR (along with most everyone else), and its deadline rolling upon us there will be quite a bit more GDPR coverage to go around. But as the deadline draws closer, we’ve beginning to see some of the potential fallout and unexpected consequences of the regulation. Ridding

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Despite Cloud Popularity, Enterprises Still Struggle with Compliance and Security

May 18 by George V. Hulme

As we’ve covered in depth here over the past few years, enterprises have moved to cloud in a big way, with the estimated size of the cloud computing market to have been $130 billion globally in 2017. But those organizations who have made the move, especially when it involves sensitive or

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Enterprises Slack at Security Patching at Their Own Peril

May 08 by George V. Hulme

It’s perhaps one of the most well-known and understood foundations of enterprise security – finding and patching outdated software with software updates. However, a newly released survey from cloud IT services provider ServiceNow, Today’s State of Vulnerability Response: Patch Work Demands Attention, found that there is still much work that must be done within the enterprise to close the window of vulnerability, that time between when an application vulnerability becomes known and it is remedied.

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How Much GDPR Risk Is Hiding in Your Data?

May 07 by George V. Hulme

How much risk is hiding in your in the data in your enterprise?

Probably quite a bit.

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Think Automation and AI Will Help Close Your Cybersecurity Skills Gap?

May 03 by George V. Hulme

Do you think automation and AI/machine learning will help your organization close its internal skills gap? A recent study from the Ponemon Institute found otherwise — at least for now. According to the Ponemon Institute study (funded by security vendor DomainTools) also found that the cybersecurity professional skills shortage will increase as automation technologies increase.

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Delta, Sears Customer Data Breach Exposes Risks of Third Party Providers Once Again

Apr 26 by George V. Hulme

Once again, a third-party vendor may have exposed sensitive credit card information of hundreds of thousands of Delta Air Lines and Sears. The attack shows the vulnerability to reputation and risk from attacks on third party vendors.

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Machine Learning Is Also a Tool for Cybercriminals

Apr 20 by George V. Hulme

It doesn’t matter what discipline within cybersecurity one looks at, nearly everywhere one looks machine learning and artificial intelligence are changing how security data are analyzed, security tools deployed, and threats identified. I know there’s a difference between machine language and AI, but so many use the terms interchangeably now that the difference is blurring in the minds of many.

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Annual Report Shows Increased Maturity in Security Operations

Mar 29 by George V. Hulme

An annual study from enterprise software company Micro Focus has shown progress in the security maturity of organizations, but much more work remains. According to the fifth annual State of Security Operations Report 2018, there has been a 10 percent improvement in organization’s ability to meet security-related business goals. According to the study, about 25 percent of organizations assessed meet those goals.

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Students to Demonstrate Cybersecurity Skills in Annual Hacker Contest

Mar 16 by George V. Hulme

Over the past few years, considerable attention has been given to the cybersecurity skills gap. In the post Enterprises Continue to Grapple with a Huge Cyber Security Skills Shortage we covered how the global cyber security workforce shortage is on pace to hit 1.8 million by 2022, a 20 percent increase since 2015,  according to the Global Information Security Workforce Study. That study found 68 percent of workers in North America think the workforce gap is due to a lack of qualified personnel.

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