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  • CISO salaries balloon, likely spurred by demand

    Tenure matters, but not as you might suspect. Median total cash compensation fell for CISOs who have been in their roles at least five years, Heidrick & Struggles found. 

    By Aug. 18, 2022
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    Zero trust skyrockets, nearing universal adoption

    A report from Okta shows organizations fully embracing zero-trust principles, as hybrid work requires long-term changes to identity management. 

    By David Jones • Aug. 16, 2022
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    Security strategies benefit from nimbleness as companies respond to Log4j and other high-profile vulnerabilities, a boundless perimeter and questions about supply chain trust. 

    By CIO Dive staff
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    Don’t count on government, tech vendors to fix security woes, former CISA chief Krebs says

    The state of cybersecurity is bad and it’s going to get worse, Chris Krebs said at Black Hat. But somehow things might eventually get better.

    By Matt Kapko • Aug. 11, 2022
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    AWS, Splunk lead open source effort to spot and curb cyberattacks

    A broad group of 18 tech companies is collaborating to establish a less cumbersome model for cybersecurity defense coordination.

    By Matt Kapko • Aug. 10, 2022
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    Delivering the promise of resiliency across all tenets of risk

    To protect data against a number of risks, organizations need comprehensive, end-to-end resiliency.

    By Stephen Manley, Chief Technology Officer, Druva • Aug. 8, 2022
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    Slack resets passwords en masse after invite link vulnerability

    The bug, which went undetected for five years, impacts at least 60,000 users but likely more.

    By Matt Kapko • Aug. 5, 2022
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    Ransomware defense guidance risks hang-ups under many steps

    Small and mid-sized businesses don’t typically have the resources to meet every safeguard. But every action, however small, helps.

    By Matt Kapko • Aug. 4, 2022
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    Most cyberattacks come from ransomware, email compromise

    Attackers are scanning for vulnerabilities in unpatched systems within 15 minutes, stressing the pace and scale of the threat.

    By Matt Kapko • Aug. 2, 2022
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    AWS wants to be an enterprise security strategy advisor

    The cloud giant advised customers to focus on specific needs, and rely on embedded defenses running automatically behind the scenes.

    By Matt Kapko • July 27, 2022
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    Where 5 programs are investing to close cyber skills gap

    In line with a White House push to close the cyber skills gap, technology firms, nonprofits and other organizations have launched a range of programs to develop a new generation of workers.

    By David Jones • July 26, 2022
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    Threat actors use Google Drive, Dropbox to launch cyberattacks

    By using trusted applications, threat actors gain a low-cost way to collect data and host malware, Unit 42 researchers said.

    By David Jones • July 20, 2022
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    Fake GitHub commits can trick developers into using malicious code

    Threat actors can easily alter the identity and timestamp associated with software updates, putting developers at serious risk, Checkmarx research shows.

    By Matt Kapko • July 18, 2022
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    5 experts demystify post-cloud migration challenges

    Businesses must think about what comes after cloud migration and prepare for the challenges that arise once workloads are transferred.

    By July 15, 2022
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    Log4j is far from over, cyber review board says

    Exploitation of Log4j occurred at lower levels than experts predicted, yet it remains an "endemic vulnerability," the Cyber Safety Review Board said.

    By July 14, 2022
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    Latest Marriott breach shows a human error pattern

    The latest incident at the hotel chain is relatively minor compared to major breaches in late 2018 and early 2020, but it signals a pattern of neglect.

    By Matt Kapko • July 7, 2022
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    Cybersecurity expertise creeps onto Fortune 500 boards

    Companies are trusting technology experts to advise on cybersecurity and regulatory pressures from the board’s perspective.

    By Barbara DeLollis • July 6, 2022
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    CISO priorities for the second half of 2022

    Security executives from Zoom, NS1 and Oomnitza shared their security priorities for the rest of 2022, with a special emphasis on mastering the basics. 

    By Sue Poremba • July 5, 2022
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    Is your remote IT job candidate legit?

    Organizations are seeing a rise in deepfakes and stolen identities during the job application process, the FBI said.

    By June 29, 2022
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    Organizations lag on confidence and policies to manage open source security

    It's taking longer for companies to find open source vulnerabilities, and shaky policies mean only the most critical flaws are attended to. 

    By David Jones • June 24, 2022
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    Analysts nudge businesses to decentralize cybersecurity leadership

    The push is to enable employees to make informed security decisions while meeting enterprise needs with spread out security leadership. 

    By June 22, 2022
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    What enterprise leaders can divine from software bills of materials

    Cyber defense tool: Software bills of materials (SBOMs) can expose elements of risks in applications.

    By June 13, 2022
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    5 takeaways from the RSA Conference

    The event tried to pick up where it left off 28 months ago. Can companies keep up with the accelerated pace and scale of cyber threats?

    By Matt Kapko • June 13, 2022
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    Organizational changes required to mitigate security risks

    CIOs are implementing new strategies to lower software supply chain risk, but evaluating internal operations could prove more effective.

    By June 7, 2022
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    Attackers aim for Atlassian Confluence zero day with mass, targeted exploitation

    The threat activity comes days after the company released a security fix for the on-premise vulnerability.

    By David Jones • June 7, 2022
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    Microsoft Office zero day leaves researchers scrambling over the holiday weekend

    The company warns a successful attack could allow an attacker to install programs, delete data or create new accounts. 

    By David Jones • Updated May 31, 2022