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John McClurg Named BlackBerry CISO
on October 23, 2019 at 4:00 am
BlackBerry Cylance has promoted John McClurg to BlackBerry Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) and Christopher Hummel, BlackBerry Vice President of IT and Business Application Solutions to BlackBerry Chief Information Officer (CIO).
Greg Klopp Named Vice President, Information Technology for Hershey Entertainment & Resorts
on October 18, 2019 at 4:00 am
Hershey Entertainment & Resorts Company (HE&R) announced the promotion of Greg Klopp to Vice President, Information Technology (IT), and his appointment to the company’s Executive Committee.
Michael Montoya Named CISO at Equinix
on October 17, 2019 at 4:00 am
Equinix, Inc., the global interconnection and data center company, announced the appointment of Michael Montoya as Chief Information Security Officer (CISO).
Digital Trust: More than Just a Business Buzzword
on October 14, 2019 at 4:00 am
Last year, no business conversation was complete without someone using the words "digital transformation." This year the essential phrase appears to be "digital trust." But what does digital trust actually mean and how does it affect the cybersecurity landscape?
Insider Threats are Biggest Danger to Data Security
on October 10, 2019 at 4:00 am
A new report says that insider threats – caused by current and departing employees – expose companies to breaches and put corporate data at risk.
Have You Chosen the Right Person to Lead Your SOC?
by email@example.com (Diane Ritchey) on October 1, 2019 at 4:00 am
Enterprises are struggling to find the right talent to safeguard their networks; therefore, they must change their mindsets and begin recruiting talent from non-traditional backgrounds to ensure they have the "right" person on their SOC team.
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Safeguarding Security and Loss Prevention at Gap Inc.
on July 3, 2019 at 4:00 am
How does Keith White, EVP of Loss Prevention at Gap, Inc., manage security across a vast enterprise?
When Physical Intrusions Lead to Digital Breaches
by firstname.lastname@example.org (Ed Finkel) on April 4, 2019 at 4:00 am
Healthcare institutions lock down access through proper ID management and employee training.
How Unified Device Management Is Critical to BYOD Enterprises
on November 1, 2014 at 4:00 am
Eight months: That’s the average amount of time most IT security breaches go unnoticed. Security enterprises need to establish not only ways to protect themselves from these breaches but ways to uncover them in real-time, before they become major business disruptions. And as Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) and mobility continue to transform the way we do business, many security managers and IT executives are finding that if they don’t initiate a robust security policy, employees are likely to use personal laptops and mobile devices to conduct business anyway.
Security Implications of the Electric Smart Grid
on September 4, 2014 at 5:00 am
As critical infrastructure in the United States becomes more dependent on networked systems, such as the smart grid, the electricity industry is at risk for new avenues of attack.
Defense in Depth: A Layered Approach to Network Security
on September 1, 2014 at 4:00 am
Network and security components must be able to communicate so that if an attacker penetrates one system, others can respond immediately to take preventative measures. IF-MAP is a robust protocol that enables information sharing between disparate systems.
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Ransomware Hits B2B Payments Firm Billtrust
by BrianKrebs on October 22, 2019 at 7:04 pm
Business-to-business payments provider Billtrust is still recovering from a ransomware attack that began last week. The company said it is in the final stages of bringing all of its systems back online from backups.
Avast, NordVPN Breaches Tied to Phantom User Accounts
by BrianKrebs on October 22, 2019 at 12:32 am
Antivirus and security giant Avast and virtual private networking (VPN) software provider NordVPN each today disclosed months-long network intrusions that -- while otherwise unrelated -- shared a common cause: Forgotten or unknown user accounts that granted remote access to internal systems with little more than a password.
When Card Shops Play Dirty, Consumers Win
by BrianKrebs on October 17, 2019 at 3:13 am
Cybercrime forums have been abuzz this week over news that BriansClub -- one of the underground's largest shops for stolen credit and debit cards -- had been hacked, and its inventory of 26 million cards leaked to security contacts in the banking industry. Now it appears this brazen heist may have been the result of one of BriansClub's longtime competitors trying to knock out a rival.
“BriansClub” Hack Rescues 26M Stolen Cards
by BrianKrebs on October 15, 2019 at 11:05 am
"BriansClub," a popular underground store for buying stolen credit card data that uses Yours Truly's likeness in its advertising, has itself been hacked. The data stolen from BriansClub encompasses more than 26 million credit and debit card records taken from hacked online and brick-and-mortar retailers over the past four years, including almost eight million records uploaded to the shop in 2019 alone.
Patch Tuesday Lowdown, October 2019 Edition
by BrianKrebs on October 9, 2019 at 6:00 am
On Tuesday Microsoft issued software updates to fix almost five dozen security problems in Windows and software designed to run on top of it. By most accounts, it's a relatively light patch batch this month. Here's a look at the highlights.