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Researchers release free decryption tools for PowerWare and Bart ransomware

Security researchers have released tools this week that could help users recover files encrypted by two relatively new ransomware threats: Bart and PowerWare.

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How to improve your incident response plan

A well-formed, and well-tested, incident response can determine how well an organization responds to a data breach. CSO Online looks at how you can improve your own incident response plan so to reduce the impact of that data breach.

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New Locky ransomware version can operate in offline mode

The creators of the widespread Locky ransomware have added a fallback mechanism in the latest version of their program for situations where the malware can't reach their command-and-control servers.

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Security Sessions: Protecting data at the endpoint

In this episode of Security Sessions, CSO Editor-in-Chief Joan Goodchild speaks with Brett Hansen, executive director of Data Security Solutions at Dell, about keeping data safe in an increasingly mobile world.

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How to become an offensive-minded company

10 ways to shift your company’s cybersecurity approach from a focus on prevention to detection.

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6 high-tech ways thieves can steal connected cars

Your car provides you with more than just transportation. And criminals want at that information.

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Why you shouldn't pay the ransomware fee

While most of the decision makers would likely prefer to hear a simple yes or no when asking if they should pay, nothing in security is simple. By and large, the position of many leaders in the industry is that the ideal situation is...

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Cybersecurity firms step up intel sharing despite issues of trust

The war against the cyber criminals won’t be won alone. To keep the hackers at bay, more security vendors have been trying to foster cooperation, and share data on the latest threats – even as it might spark concerns over trust and...

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The enterprise is in an arm's race with cybercriminals

CSO explores the deep web, dwell time, and their roles in the balance of power in cybersecurity, pointing up defensive moves such as employing hackers and improving the effectiveness of employee education about social engineering /...

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8 ingredients of an effective disaster recovery plan

IT executives and disaster recovery experts share their advice on how businesses can create an effective DR plan.

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How to enhance protection of your surveillance system against cyber attacks

Here are nine areas of a network surveillance system that are most vulnerable, and how IT departments, with their security and facility management departments, can mitigate those risks.

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Study: Encryption use increase largest in 11 years

Enterprise use of encryption saw the largest increase over the past year in over a decade, according to a report released today by the Ponemon Institute

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11 ways to fight off ransomware

These tips will help keep your PC safe from malware.

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The number of corporate users hit by crypto ransomware is skyrocketing

The prevalence of ransomware programs, both those that encrypt data and those that don't, has exploded over the past two years, with companies being increasingly targeted.

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Take these security books with you on vacation

Why spend your beach time this summer reading mystery novels when real world mysteries are swirling through the cyber sphere? These books have been recommended by your security peers.

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Inside a phishing attack

Several weeks ago, a key member of the WatchGuard Technologies finance team was targeted by a spear phishing attempt. Find out what they did to track down the phisher.

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5 things you should know about password managers

New data breaches are coming to light almost weekly and they reveal a simple fact: many people still choose weak passwords and reuse them across multiple sites. Password managers offer a solution.

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26% off Patriot 128GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive With 150MB/Sec Speed - Deal Alert

This flash drive support USB 3.0, transfers data at speeds up to 150MB/Sec, and is housed in a rugged shock and water resistent housing so your data stays safe on the go.

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