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January 11, 2017
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As 2017 unfolds, ransomware is becoming one of the biggest security headaches for organizations and individuals alike. And criminals are capitalizing on this newly lucrative niche.

Ransomware attacks have grown rapidly in number, sophistication, and the amount demanded. According to Kaspersky, 62 new ransomware families were discovered by the third quarter of 2016. Meanwhile, the number of attacks on businesses grew from one every...

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December 6, 2016
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Glass ceilings are not exclusive to the White House. The cyber security industry, too, is struggling to open career paths for women.

Although the number of women in the profession is growing, their proportion of the information security workforce—about 10 percent, according to a 2015 Frost and Sullivan...

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November 21, 2016
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Père Francois Xavier d’Entrecolles, a Jesuit priest, traveled to China in 1712 and sent home letters revealing secrets of how Chinese craftsman produced beautifully delicate porcelain goods.

Clearly, industrial spying is as old as competitive commerce. Now the digital age has made it much easier to steal intellectual property. Yet data breaches related to IP theft rarely make news headlines.

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November 18, 2016
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As the United States embraces the use of chip-based, or EMV, cards to dramatically decrease credit card fraud, bad actors are pivoting to revamp their tactics.

But according to startup Ondot Systems, the answer to credit card fraud could be simple: turn over card control and authorization to the consumer.

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September 12, 2016
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The most active players in the fledgling but fast-growing cyber insurance market are hustling to differentiate themselves.

The early adopters and innovators are doing so by accelerating the promotion of value-added services—tools and systems that can help companies improve their security postures and thus reduce the likelihood of ever filing a cyber damages claim.

As more businesses look to...

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July 19, 2016
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There is a major disconnect, on a number of levels, between information security officers ready to purchase cyber liability coverage and the insurance brokers and underwriters eager to meet that demand.

That’s the big takeaway from a new study by security think tank The SANS Institute and insurance industry researcher ...

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November 19, 2015
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With 2015 about to go down as the year of the massive data breach, 2016 could emerge as the year cyber criminals turn their attention to exploiting myriad alternative paths to steal sensitive data.

Meanwhile, companies and individuals must guard against becoming complacent. That’s the consensus of a group of security and privacy thought leaders interviewed by ThirdCertainty.

The year is not...

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