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How your company needs to train workers in cybersecurity

Businesses are being urged to train their workers to be more vigilant than ever to protect passwords and sensitive data and to recognize threats.

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Cisco issues 7 “high priority” security advisories; Firepower, IOS and ASA issues among them

Cisco had a pretty large dump of security advisories today – seven “high priority” and one “critical” – impacting a variety of products many with the threat allowing a remote attacker to cause a denial of service.

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Cisco runs out two “critical” security warnings for IOS, Apache Struts (again)

Cisco today issued two “critical” security advisories, one for Cisco IOS and Cisco IOS XE Software, the other for the ongoing discovery of problems with Apache Struts2

What prevents breaches: process, technology or people? One answer is PC, and one is right.

Many experts say that people are more important than process in the IT security world. That is politically correct, as opposed to actually correct.

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Bank gets lesson in the security failings of third parties

Brazilian bank was an easy target after its DNS provider was compromised.

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FBI chief calls for private sector to help battle cybercrime

As the FBI has been expanding and retooling its approach to cyber investigations, Director James Comey stresses need for CISOs to engage with the bureau.

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How Facebook and Google are battling internet terrorism

Leading platform providers are exploring new ways to actively engage in counter-messaging, building on robust systems to flag and remove extremist content.

DHS should have a cybersecurity unit, says panel chairman

The chairman of the U.S. House Committee on Homeland Security said his top priority in 2017 will be to push for creation of a cybersecurity agency within the Department of Homeland Security.

Former DHS head urges Trump to see economic dangers from cyberattacks

Last week's U.S. intelligence report tracing Russia's cyber-meddling with the 2016 presidential election is a timely reminder of the cybersecurity risks that the government and private companies face, said Tom Ridge, the nation's...

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Corporate boards aren't prepared for cyberattacks

CEOs, board members need to bone up on cybersecurity and not leave those matters to CIOs, analyst says

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2017 security predictions

If you thought 2016 was bad, fasten your seat belts -- next year is going to be even worse.

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Security budgets continue to grow, but is it enough?

Cybersecurity is now a top concern for businesses, but the reality is that it should have been on their radar years ago. Why did businesses wait so long to invest in cybersecurity?

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It’s time to regulate baby monitors

The internet can survive nuclear war, but not toasters and smart TVs. Government needs to act on the dangers of the IoT now.

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DDoS attack shows dangers of IoT 'running rampant'

The DDoS attack launched Friday against Dyn should serve as a "wake-up call about security issues across IoT," said one cybersecurity expert.

Friday's IoT-based DDoS attack has security experts worried

The cybersecurity attack that relied on connected devices, or the Internet of Things, was serious, unusual and historic.

Hacking the election: Myths and realities

Special report: What every citizen should know about the state of our voting systems and the security of our elections.

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Despite billions spent on cybersecurity, companies aren’t truly safe from hacks

Last year, private-sector companies globally spent more than $75 billion on security software to safeguard their systems and data. Has all that spending made private sector data and systems any safer?

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FBI to lead nation's cyberattack responses

President Barack Obama on Tuesday officially put the FBI in charge of cyberattack responses.

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Feds to hire 3,500 cybersecurity pros by year's end

The U.S. government is trying to improve the recruiting and retention of cybersecurity professionals.

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Windows PC makers hang customers out to dry with flawed crapware updaters

Prominent Windows PC makers have made "egregious" omissions in the software updaters they bundle with notebooks that leave customers at risk from cyberattack.

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