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Microsoft touts new, holistic approach to enterprise security

Microsoft combines the attack protection, detection and response features built into Windows 10, Office 365, Azure and the Microsoft Enterprise Mobility Suite to help enterprises improve their operational security posture.

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Organizations are sloppy about securing privileged accounts

While most companies have processes in place for managing administrative and other privileged accounts -- the sorts of credentials frequently used in high-profile data breaches for the past several years -- most do a poor job of...


Trying to stay ahead of the bad guys

Even a security manager who has steered away from emerging technology has a change of heart when it becomes ever more difficult to keep up with the ways criminals can sneak into our systems.

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BitLocker encryption can be defeated with trivial Windows authentication bypass

A researcher disclosed a trivial Windows authentication bypass that puts data on BitLocker-encrypted laptops at risk.

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4 Interview questions for data security analysts

Data security analysts are a hot commodity with a rising salary. Here are four interview questions you can expect hiring managers to ask, plus tips to answer them.

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Self-encrypting drives are little better than software-based encryption

Two researchers demonstrated attacks against self-encrypting drives used in enterprise environments at the Black Hat Europe conference in Amsterdam.

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Strong data security is not optional

Lax security can lead to lawsuits, penalties and higher costs.

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Is a board's involvement in cybersecurity really that critical?

It’s often repeated that board involvement is crucial for cybersecurity success, but is this true?

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6 reasons why boards of directors must be engaged in cybersecurity

When one thinks of systematic risks to a large enterprise, cyber attacks and data breaches don’t usually top the list; such things as black swan events, natural disasters, poor business execution, and credit worries usually do. But...

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Forewarned is forearmed: Using log management to prevent data breaches

We live in a world where data breaches are almost a daily event, a problem that the information security industry can't seem to get a handle on. In my experience, proper system log management is key to detecting activity that may...

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Microsoft to acquire data protection firm Secure Islands

Microsoft has made a deal to acquire Secure Islands, an Israeli company that focuses on protecting companies' data.

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7 ways hackers can use Wi-Fi against you

Wi-Fi — oh so convenient, yet oh so dangerous. Here are seven ways you could be giving away your identity through a Wi-Fi connection and what to do instead.


US must make next move on Safe Harbor

The European Union expects the U.S. to make the next move in negotiating a replacement for the Safe Harbor Agreement.


ProtonMail recovers from DDoS punch after extortion

The last few days have not been easy for ProtonMail, the Geneva-based encrypted email service that launched last year.

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The rise of the hacker next door or across the world: Your customers get it. How about your CEO?

Crisis-level security breaches frighten consumers and IT professionals alike, but that's no guarantee for funding to strengthen database defense forces, a task on which your job increasingly depends. Build your case by driving home...

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CISA won’t do a lot to turn threat intelligence into action

With the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act (CISA) the feds are trying to make it more attractive to share threat intelligence, but it won’t do much to help businesses deal with the high cost of sorting through what can be an...


Project Loon, Oracle security, Samsung profits - The Wrap

Project Loon takes off in Indonesia, Oracle touts new security measures embedded in silicon and a balloon will take you to the edge of space for a price.

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Oracle's Larry Ellison decries poor state of security, says he has fixed it

Oracle Chairman Larry Ellison has put better security at the heart of his pitch for the company's new products, though it could be a tough sell for a man who's long claimed his products are "unbreakable."

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