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Va. senator wants SEC probe of massive Yahoo breach

U.S. Sen. Mark Warner, D-Va., on Monday urged the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission to investigate whether Yahoo met its legal obligations to keep the public and investors informed about a massive breach of 500 million Yahoo...

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Hillary Clinton’s email has vanished but why can’t yours?

Experts agree that recent high-profile cases demonstrate that emails can be permanently destroyed. But they also warn against complacency. They still recommend treating emails as if they really are “forever.”

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6 expert tips to better secure third-party network access

Survey shows that enterprises are not worrying enough about outside access to their networks.

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How flexible should your infosec model be?

Organizations need to stay on top of a fast-shifting threat landscape by updating their security policies -- without badgering users into a state of noncompliance.

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Navigating the muddy waters of enterprise infosec

Information security finally has executives’ attention, but aligning with business needs is still challenging.

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Is security making the grade? What IT and business pros really think

When it comes to security, who’s in charge, where do roles and responsibilities overlap, and what are the biggest challenges to aligning infosec and business goals? A joint CSO, CIO, Computerworld survey sheds some light.

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ISF consulting services seek to strengthen cyber resilience

The Information Security Forum has announced its global ISF Consultancy Services, which offer short-term customized professional support and training to help organizations build cyber resilience and improve their security posture.

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What to think about when moving to the cloud

Thinking about making the idea of cloud a reality for today's enterprise

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7 ways to avoid alert fatigue

Just like when your car alarm goes off incessantly, you don’t always run for the door thinking your car was stolen. If only there was a way to hear for when actual robbers are near your car or in this case network.

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Mergers create greater security risk

Security risks, both cyber and physical, certainly belong on the list of concerns. And with the ongoing shortage of professionals who are expert in various aspects of data protection—coupled with the seemingly endless stream of...

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MySQL zero-day exploit puts some servers at risk of hacking

A publicly disclosed vulnerability in the MySQL database could allow attackers to completely compromise some servers

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Best Deals of the Week, September 5th - September 9th - Deal Alert

Check out this roundup of the best deals on gadgets, gear and other cool stuff we have found this week, the week of September 5th. All items are highly rated, and dramatically discounted!

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Data hoarders are shining a spotlight on past breaches

Old data breaches carried out years ago are entering into the limelight thanks to anonymous internet users like Keen.

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A USB device is all it takes to steal credentials from locked PCs

A security researcher demonstrated that all it takes to steal an OS account's password hash from a Windows computer in a locked state, is to plug in a special USB device for a few seconds.

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How identity management helps protect what ails patients

Eve Maler, vice president of innovation and emerging technology at ForgeRock, points out how Identity and Access Management is used to secure patient data.

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15% off APC 650VA 8-outlet Uninterruptible Power Supply and Surge Protector - Deal Alert

This backup power supply from APC provides guaranteed power for desktop computers, wireless networks, gaming consoles and other electronics, allowing you to work through power outages and protect your data and equipment.

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US investigates Russia for attempting to hack the election

Intelligence and law enforcement agencies are investigating whether Russia has launched a broad covert operation to disrupt the U.S. elections in November, according to a news report.

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How to create a data-centric security infrastructure

This story provides the building blocks you need to set up a data-centric security infrastructure.

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