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Addressing the Financial Services Cybersecurity Threat

By Dr. Hari N. Kuchibhotla, Paul Murray & Dr. Ron McFarland, Introduction Cybersecurity, in particular as it relates to the financial services sector, has been reported in the media as


Fileless Malware Prompts Evolution of Endpoint Defenses

Conventional network endpoint defense used to rely largely on the basic fact that computers primarily used files to communicate. Files were not only transmitted to and from other systems, but

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How to manage and mitigate insider threats?

It has never been more important to educate your staff about responsible cyber security behavior and the dangers to look out for.Vulnerabilities exist everywhere, but by changing employee attitudes to


Three Keys to DDoS Defence: Monitor, Protect, Communicate

In late 2016, the DDoS landscape changed. The Mirai botnet was responsible for the first DDoS attack on record to exceed 1 Tbps. Before that, the largest was around 600 Gbps. At

Software Security

Two-Pronged Approach Offers Best Data Protection Against Ransomware

By Linus Chang, Founder and CEO At BackupAssist, One of the biggest challenges that small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) face is protecting their critical data in an era of increasing

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Solving the Problem of Storing Passwords

guidKeeping every user’s password in a plain text file, for example, is too risky. Even if there are no bugs to recklessly leak the passwords to the console, there’s little


Data-driven analysis of vulnerabilities in real-world OT networks

Operational Technology (OT) networks are ripe targets for adversaries, whose motives range from criminal intent to operational disruption and even threats to human and environmental safety, according to CyberX. Click


Ransomware Sales on the Dark Web Surged by 2,502 Percent in the Past Year

Sales grew from $250,000 in 2016 to more than $6.2 million in 2017, according to a recent report.The past year saw a 2,502 percent increase in sales of ransomware on the dark

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Three Costly Mistakes in Responding to Security Incidents – And What To Do Instead

It’s all about time; responding promptly to the threat of any cyber incident is the most important part of any response. However, according to a recent white paper (PDF) from security consultant Derek

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Outsmarting grid security threats

Almost two-thirds (63 percent) of utility executives believe their country faces at least a moderate risk of electricity supply interruption from a cyberattack on electric distribution grids in the next