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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.

All about Virtualization and Cloud Security | Recent Articles:

In the wake of the Equifax data breach, what do you do now to protect yourself?

Sep 12 by George V. Hulme

The second rule of data breaches should be (the first being don’t have one) to stop doing harm. On this account, Experian failed considerably.

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Five Must-See DEF CON Talks Available Now on YouTube

Sep 11 by George V. Hulme

We can’t always make it to the conference, and when we do we can’t always get to see every talk we’d like to see. That’s one of the reasons why I like to shop around YouTube from time to time and look for talks I wish I’d seen in person.

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Healthcare data breaches on the rise

Aug 21 by George V. Hulme

An analysis of healthcare data breaches for the first half of the year shows that the healthcare industry is on the path to suffer more one data breach a day this year.

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Developers: business leadership doesn’t understand tech

Aug 17 by George V. Hulme

One doesn’t have to look far to see software is vulnerable, and who better to discuss the perceived state of software security than developers. With that in mind, Netsparker recently conducted a survey that looked at the views of developers on eactly this subject.

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Following GAO Report Detailing IoT Security Risks, Legislatures Proffer Plan to Harden IoT Devices

Aug 09 by George V. Hulme

A bill introduced earlier this week in the United States Senate aims to bolster the security of Internet-connected devices by using the vast-purchasing power of the United States Government to enforce a baseline security standard.

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Swedish scandalous cloud security leak

Jul 24 by George V. Hulme

A cybersecurity breach scandal involving the Swedish Transport Authority, Transportstyrelsen, erupted late last week and throughout the weekend according to numerous news reports.

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GDPR Readiness: Time is Slipping By

Jul 24 by George V. Hulme

When it comes to attaining readiness for General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) the clock is ticking. The GDPR is a set of regulatory mandates (Regulation (EU) 2016/679) that seek to shore up and streamline data protections for citizens within the European Union, including providing residents control over data about them and limiting exports of such data outside the union.

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Cloud and DevOps: Like Peanut Butter and Jelly

Jul 10 by George V. Hulme

Many organizations believe that turning to cloud can help them better secure their environments, and many also contend that DevOps practices help them to better build secure software. While that is certainly debatable, a new survey of 929 IT professionals found that the majority believe that the best benefits come from combining DevOps and cloud.

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The story of GoldenEye In Seven Tweets

Jun 29 by George V. Hulme

A substantial ransomware attack rocked many organizations throughout Europe and the United States this week. Here are seven of the best Tweets Tweeted about GoldenEye / PetrWrap

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Aligning executives and the business? Communication is key

Jun 27 by George V. Hulme

In our previous post we talked about the importance of the role of the CISO when it comes to helping organizations to maintain solid security programs and maintain alignment between what an enterprise decides its security posture should be and the personnel, technical, and process controls that need to be in place to enforce that policy.

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Five ways your CISO has saved your cyber

Jun 19 by George V. Hulme

Let’s face it, being a CISO can be one of the most thankless jobs in the c-Suite. I’m sure there are many security professionals who will say it is in fact the most thankless job in the c-suite.

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The importance of the CISO

Jun 06 by George V. Hulme

There are only a few things guaranteed in life: death, taxes and data breaches. OK, I embellished that last one, but it sure seems that way does it?

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