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    As CIOs tighten tech spend, demand for cybersecurity services grows

    Managed service providers can help fill talent needs and tame costs, but that strategy may require additional risk mitigation.

    By Suman Bhattacharyya • Nov. 28, 2022
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    Cybercriminals strike understaffed organizations on weekends and holidays

    Organizations are short-staffed on holidays and weekends, even though that's when attackers are likely to strike, Cybereason research found.

    By Matt Kapko • Nov. 21, 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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    McDonald’s to launch cybersecurity apprenticeship program

    The restaurant chain's initiative is among nearly 200 registered apprenticeships programs approved or under development as part of the White House's Cybersecurity Apprenticeship Sprint.

    By Nov. 16, 2022
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    No, your CEO is not texting you

    Everyone wants to stay on good terms with their employer. Threat actors know this too and exploit this weakness accordingly. Don’t fall for it.

    By Matt Kapko • Nov. 11, 2022
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    Cloud or on-prem? Companies flip-flop on workload decisions

    Shifting data back and forth between cloud and on-prem, a common practice, complicates cybersecurity efforts.

    By Nov. 10, 2022
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    Break-fix, cloud integration and security open enterprise doors for MSPs

    Managed service providers are using one-off projects to initiate long-term relationships with companies beset by talent shortages and budgeting constraints.

    By Nov. 7, 2022
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    Face it, password policies and managers are not protecting users

    Passwords haven’t worked as a solid security strategy in a long time. The policies are there, so why are passwords security’s weak spot?

    By Sue Poremba • Nov. 7, 2022
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    ‘Point solutions just need to die’: The end of the one-trick security tool

    The deconstruction of security products makes companies grapple with avoidable IT challenges.

    By Matt Kapko • Oct. 31, 2022
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    Resource constraints, recession woes and risks: What’s driving vendor consolidation

    After surging attacks remodeled the security landscape, organizations are realizing the downfalls of having multiple vendors.

    By Wes Wright, Chief Technology Officer, Imprivata • Oct. 31, 2022
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    Microsoft security business surges as cloud segment hit by slumping economy

    Higher energy costs and the macro economic slowdown are impacting the company’s cloud segment, but it continues to grow its enterprise security business.

    By David Jones • Oct. 26, 2022
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    Cybersecurity spending on pace to surpass $260B by 2026

    Gartner pinned annual double-digit growth on three transitionary megatrends: remote work, zero trust network access, and the cloud.

    By Matt Kapko • Oct. 21, 2022
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    4 ways Target tracks cyberthreats to defend its systems

    Not all threats are treated equally, the retailer’s threat analysts said. 

    By Matt Kapko • Oct. 20, 2022
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    Cyber defense is not IT’s job alone, CISA CTO says

    While tech executives must provide critical tools and procedures to lower cyber risk, the whole organization is responsible for fending off attackers.

    By Oct. 18, 2022
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    4 tips to protect IT employees from phishing attacks

    No one is perfect, and that includes your IT professionals. Here's what security experts say could help mitigate human error.

    By Oct. 14, 2022
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    Mandiant propels Google Cloud’s security prospects

    With Mandiant officially under his wing, Google Cloud CISO Phil Venables expects the incident responders to help Google become a proactive force.

    By Matt Kapko • Oct. 12, 2022
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    Struggling to find cyber pros? Look to your network admins

    Network knowledge and skills are central to cyber. Certification programs provide a direct route from systems to security.

    By Oct. 10, 2022
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    Multifactor authentication is not all it’s cracked up to be

    MFA is only as strong as the weakest link in the supply chain — and the resilience of each individual using it.

    By Matt Kapko • Oct. 6, 2022
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    Tenable’s CIO pushes resource optimization as company pursues $1B in revenue

    Technology veteran Patricia Grant is joining the cybersecurity company amid sustained industry growth. Her challenge now is to help Tenable scale.

    By Oct. 5, 2022
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    C-suite, boards are prioritizing cybersecurity, but still expect increased threats

    Senior executives are taking risk management more seriously, PwC found. But many are still concerned about business resilience.

    By David Jones • Oct. 4, 2022
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    Security to take an outsized role in IT spending in 2023

    Modernization has taught companies that cyber spend is a smart investment.

    By Oct. 4, 2022
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    Microsoft investigating 2 zero-day vulnerabilities in Exchange Server

    One vulnerability is a server-side request forgery, while the second allows remote-code execution when an attacker has access to PowerShell. 

    By David Jones • Sept. 30, 2022
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    Microsoft’s CISO on why cloud matters for security response

    Cloud can give companies insight into current and future threats as the landscape grows more complex, said Bret Arsenault.

    By Sept. 29, 2022
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    Today’s top cybersecurity concerns — and what comes next

    Cybersecurity executives are up against talent shortages and retention concerns amid increasingly sophisticated threats.

    By Sue Poremba • Sept. 27, 2022
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    Cloud collaboration market boom is good news for Microsoft

    With hybrid work entrenched and data security a looming concern, IT spend on collaboration bodes well for the No. 2 infrastructure cloud provider.

    By Sept. 23, 2022
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    Organizations rapidly shift tactics to secure the software supply chain

    Synopsys data shows rapid increases in automation and use of SBOMs among software producers and other organizations.

    By David Jones • Sept. 22, 2022