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    Threat actors lure phishing victims with phony salary bumps, bonuses

    Multiple campaigns underscore threat actors’ ability to shift tactics and target employees by exploiting current events and themes.

    By Matt Kapko • Jan. 19, 2023
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    Cyber, business interruption remain top global corporate risks

    Cybersecurity risk sits top of mind for corporations around the world, according to Allianz Global.

    By David Jones • Jan. 18, 2023
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    The cybersecurity talent shortage: The outlook for 2023

    The available potential workforce isn’t keeping pace with demand, and experts blame a lack of interest from young people entering the job market.

    By Sue Poremba • Jan. 13, 2023
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    Slack employee tokens stolen, GitHub repository breached

    The firm said a threat actor downloaded private code repositories, but none included customer data or the company’s primary code base.

    By David Jones • Jan. 5, 2023
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    Rackspace executives stand by ransomware response

    Chief Product Officer Josh Prewitt said the company restored email access to more than three-quarters of its Hosted Exchange customers. 

    By David Jones • Dec. 16, 2022
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    What does it take to be good at cybersecurity?

    Few large enterprises meet Deloitte’s standards for high cyber maturity. The 21% at that level reap benefits not typically associated with security.

    By Matt Kapko • Dec. 13, 2022
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    Fear, panic and Log4j: One year later

    Fears of catastrophic cyberattacks have thus far failed to materialize. But federal authorities stress threat actors are playing the long game.

    By David Jones • Dec. 12, 2022
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    Google stresses unmet need for software supply chain security

    The open source software ecosystem remains vulnerable, and fragmented efforts could stifle progress, according to Google.

    By Matt Kapko • Dec. 9, 2022
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    Internet Explorer is still a viable attack vector

    North Korea-linked threat actors are using a technique that has been widely used to exploit the browser since 2017, Google researchers found.

    By Matt Kapko • Dec. 8, 2022
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    AWS CEO stresses the core elements of cloud security

    Adam Selipsky described security as a prerequisite for organizations to trust cloud infrastructure. And for that, he claimed, AWS is the best in the game.

    By Matt Kapko • Dec. 1, 2022
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    Why cyberattackers love IT professionals — and how organizations can keep risk at bay

    Limiting admin access is one step toward strengthening defenses, but there are other ways to reduce vulnerabilities.

    By Brian Eastwood • Nov. 30, 2022
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    Tech surveillance can stave off insider threats, but employers need guardrails

    When security surveillance becomes intrusive, electronic surveillance and automated management strategies can evolve into a liability.

    By Nov. 29, 2022
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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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    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