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CEO salaries should be linked to their firm’s cyber security, says UK parliament

Jun 22 by Graham Cluley

Should the salaries of CEOs be linked to how well their company has protected itself against security threats?

British MPs certainly seem to think so.

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Companies Urged to Adopt Newest Technologies to Fight Advanced Threats, Gartner Says

Jun 21 by Razvan Muresan

As the threat landscape evolves, security vendors try to launch breakthrough technologies to help companies protect their data and their customers from sophisticated attacks that inflict significant losses of both money and reputation.

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Proof of concept research on hypervisor allows for easy encryption key exfiltration

Jun 09 by Bogdan Botezatu
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Hypervisor Introspection Redefines Security for Virtualized Environments

Jun 06 by Viorel Canja

From 1960s mainframes to today’s cloud-centric evolution, data centers have undergone tremendous transformation. As applications became mission-critical, and desktop servers moved into formal data centers, the number of physical servers in a data center grew exponentially, making the job of managing this environment increasingly complex and expensive.

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Aerospace firm loses $47 million in cyber fraud, fires CEO

May 27 by Graham Cluley

Have you trained your employees to be on the lookout for bogus emails?

I don’t mean the typical malicious emails that fill our inboxes every day, claiming to be phony fax machine notifications or bogus invoices.

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How to detect targeted attacks by using memory introspection

May 24 by Razvan Muresan

Cybercriminals can spend months inside organizations, storing away information for a future attack or piecing data together that will get them to the prize they are after. They will also create measures to protect themselves from detection. Sometimes they create diversionary tactics to draw your attention away from what they are doing and where they have succeeded, as EY’s Global Information Security Survey 2015 shows. Cyberattacks impact both business decisions, mergers/acquisitions and competitive positions.

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The Internet of Things: Big Opportunity, Huge Security Challenge

May 18 by Shaun Donaldson

One of the hottest topics in IT these days is the Internet of Things (IoT). This is partly hype for sure, but IoT is nevertheless something all IT and security executives should be learning about, if not actually focusing on as a corporate strategy.

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Blitzkrieg Attacks and Employees, Companies’ Top Security Concerns, Confirming Bitdefender's 2016 Predictions

May 11 by Razvan Muresan

Cyber attacks involving destructive malware will become a bigger problem for organizations. A growing trend in cyber attacks has been the unleashing of destructive malware such as Cryptolocker and Shamoon. Only 38 percent of respondents in a recent survey by Ponemon Institute they have a strategy to deal with destructive software.

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IoT = Internet of Threats

May 05 by Catalin Cosoi

The Internet of Things will soon become the biggest vector of attacks on companies, as the number of connected devices is set to reach between 20 billion and 50 billion units by 2020.

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Petya and the Cost of Ransomware Recovery for Businesses

Apr 20 by Liviu Arsene

With cybercriminals making millions – if not billions – of dollars from ransom requests, companies have also been targets of opportunity. While file encrypting ransomware such as CryptoWall have been known to cause financial losses topping $18 million, variants that encrypt the NTFS MFT (Master File Table) – Petya for instance – have been raising concern, as recovery from it involves complete endpoint downtime and significant IT challenges.

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Has Your Website Been Deleted? It May Not Be Hackers at Work… but a Blundering Web Host

Apr 19 by Graham Cluley

It’s one of the more famous quotes about computer programming:

To err is human, but to really foul things up requires a computer.

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SMBs Undervalue Their Data. So Did Hospitals, Until Now

Mar 30 by Alexandra Gheorghe

The healthcare industry is under fire these days. Hospitals are falling victim to a cyber-epidemic that is paralyzing their systems and asking for huge ransoms in return.

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