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Must cybersecurity inhibit innovation?

Nov 04 by George V. Hulme

It’s absolutely true that, more often than not, security is a barrier to getting things done. Whether it’s a forgotten password, waiting for resources to be provisioned, or a risk-based decision that requires a new initiative to be delayed because potential risks are too high without some additional mitigation. However, when approached correctly and with some forethought, it doesn’t have to be this way.

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Unpatchable Windows AtomBombing Attack Plugged By Hypervisor Introspection

Nov 01 by Liviu Arsene

A new type of attack using a legitimate Windows mechanism rather than code vulnerabilities has been found by security researchers, potentially used to carry code injection attacks that would go completely unnoticed by traditional security software.

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Cloud Spending Spurs Security Spending Increase

Nov 01 by George V. Hulme

As enterprises increasingly embrace cloud computing and cloud services, they must also adjust their cybersecurity spending to reflect the new reality of how they’re using (or not using) their data centers and business-technology systems. The fact that there is a shift in security spending because of so-called digital transformation efforts was made clear in the recently released Global State of Information Security Survey (GSISS) 2017 -- a worldwide study conducted by PwC, as well as CIO and CSO magazines.

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Manufacturers Face a Big Security Emerging Threat: IoT

Oct 31 by Bogdan Botezatu

Manufacturers have an especially intriguing challenge when it comes to cyber security. Not only do they face the security threats many other types of businesses are confronting, but they also have to deal with the growing presence of the Internet of Things (IoT).

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The $81 Million Heist from a Hypervisor Introspection Perspective

Oct 27 by Liviu Arsene

Note: This article was developed in collaboration with Marc Trouard-Riolle, Principal Product Marketing Manager, Citrix Systems Inc.

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The high costs of attacks on cloud services

Oct 25 by George V. Hulme

Attacks on cloud systems and infrastructure are costly. Consider the recent massive distributed denial of service attack aimed at the Internet infrastructure company Dyn. The attack dragged down Amazon, Netflix, Reddit, Spotify, Tumblr, Twitter and others. The network congestion was largely made possible by compromised IoT devices including video cameras and digital video recorders.

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Cybersecurity market to exceed $100 billion by 2020; financial losses caused by cybercrime to reach $2 trillion

Oct 20 by Razvan Muresan

The fear of being hacked, of losing confidential information or state secrets, or of being blackmailed to get them back will drive annual global cybersecurity spending above $100 billion by 2020, according to IDC, cited by HOTforSecurity. Banking will make the most significant expenditure – $8.6 million – and the US will be the largest market. On the other hand, it’s been estimated that cybercrime led to financial losses of more than $500 billion in 2015 alone, potentially doubling that in 2016, and reaching $2 trillion by 2019.

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Massive Yahoo Data Breach Shows Vulnerabilities of Entertainment, Media and Communications Companies

Oct 17 by Bogdan Botezatu

Some reports called it quite possibly the largest data breach of all time. Internet entertainment, news and search site Yahoo announced on Sept. 22, 2016 that a recent investigation by the company confirmed that a copy of certain user account information was stolen from the company’s network in late 2014 by what it thinks is a state-sponsored actor.

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Domain name hijacking – what it is, and how you can stop your company being the next victim

Oct 14 by Graham Cluley

How do you think your customers would feel if they visited your business’s website one day and were greeted with an offensive image, malicious code, religious propaganda or a form designed to steal their passwords?

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IoT Security: Cloud Security Alliance Shows a Way

Oct 13 by George V. Hulme

CSA hopes its move will provide actionable and useful IoT security guidance

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Four Business Security Concerns (Still) Looming Over Open-Source Software

Oct 10 by Alexandra Gheorghe

Increased adoption of open source software is changing the way companies do business, bringing transformational benefits such as increased innovation, cost savings and accelerated time to market.

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Security in 2016 and how to lead further the end-point security market

Oct 06 by Mihai Guran

Companies will invest more in security solutions, driving overall Enterprise Security market growth. 

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