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The U.S. Justice Department indicted three North Korean military intelligence officials linked to cyber-attacks, including the theft of $1.3 billion in money and crypto-currency from organizations around the world. [Read More]
Code security firm Spectral emerges from stealth mode with $6.2 million in seed funding. [Read More]
Enterprise cybersecurity powerhouse Palo Alto spends $156 million to acquire an early-stage DevOps security startup. [Read More]
France's national cybersecurity agency is publicly blaming the Sandworm APT group for a string of long-term intrusions at European software and web hosting organizations. [Read More]
VMware has patched a vulnerability in its vSphere Replication product that can facilitate attacks on enterprises. [Read More]
The U.S. Department of Justice secures a seven-year prison sentence for a Ukrainian man running a lucrative money-mule laundering scheme. [Read More]
Forescout researchers warn that improperly generated ISNs (Initial Sequence Numbers) leave TCP connections exposed to malicious hacker attacks. [Read More]
Data privacy management company WireWheel has raised $20 million in a Series B funding round. [Read More]
A misconfiguration resulted in a database containing technical logs being publicly accessible for more than two weeks. [Read More]
Microsoft drops a mega patch batch for February: 56 documented vulnerabilities, 11 rated critical, one under active attack. [Read More]

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Laurence Pitt's picture
Failure to implement basic cybersecurity hygiene practices will leave retailers vulnerable to damage and fines during a lucrative time for their businesses.
Travis Greene's picture
While GDPR doesn’t require encryption, there are four mentions of encryption in GDPR that provide real incentives for organizations to use encryption.
Preston Hogue's picture
Security teams should think about how company data might connect with data from other organizations or industries and how those combined data sets could be triangulated into a larger picture that ultimately puts you at risk.
Bradon Rogers's picture
While a contract, distributed, partner-oriented workforce and supply chain can create serious risks to your organization, careful implementation of visibility and data protection strategies can help you mitigate many of the risks.
Alastair Paterson's picture
While a boon to productivity, some of the most ubiquitous file sharing services across the Internet are also at the heart of a global problem – publicly exposed data.
Jim Ivers's picture
More vulnerabilities create more attacks; more attacks breed additional fatigue. So how can we wake up and fix the problems creating such a widespread headache?
Justin Fier's picture
When we look at this cycle of stealthy and silent data breaches, we have to ask ourselves: how can such tremendous amounts of data leave our corporate networks without raising any alarms?
Joshua Goldfarb's picture
Many organizations seem to focus almost entirely on technological solutions to tactical problems, rather than on strategically addressing how they can best and most efficiently protect data.
Lance Cottrell's picture
Passive Information Leakage (PIL) is one of the least known and most difficult forms of data lost to prevent, and is little understood, primarily because it cannot be addressed through conventional security practices.
Steven Grossman's picture
The challenge of data protection is not going away. Even without the ever-improving tactics of the bad guys, data sprawl has made it difficult for those just trying to do their jobs.