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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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State Department argues against ‘cyber arms’ treaty

Senior State Department official says cyber is fundamentally different than any sort of conventional military or diplomatic arena, urges ongoing and multilateral development of ‘norms’ in global Internet talks.

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What is cyber insurance and why you need it

Cyber insurance can't protect your organization from cybercrime, but it can keep your business on stable financial footing should a significant security event occur.

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Survey: Health care industry most targeted by cyberattackers

According to a survey released this morning by 451 Research, 63 percent of health care industry respondents said they had experienced a breach, the highest of any industry vertical studied

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Tech giants, government struggle with online speech policies

Officials with Google and State Department are struggling to craft a balanced policy that combats terrorist messages without unduly curbing Internet freedom.

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Belgium attacks reinforce that security is everybody’s problem

In light of the tragedy in Belgium columnist Rob Enderle writes that it is more important than ever to rethink our security efforts. People seem to think security is someone else’s problem, but the reality is that security is...

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Decision against Apple would give FBI ‘dangerous’ power

Friction between law enforcement and tech sector on full display as FBI makes its case for tools to allow it to break into San Bernardino shooter’s iPhone.

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NSA seeks to combine offense and defense in its spy efforts

NSA chief Michael Rogers argues against a presidential commission's proposal to restrict the NSA to foreign intelligence, and asks the tech industry for help

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Cybercriminals face hacker talent shortage

Cybercriminals and hacktivists face many of the same hiring problems as defending security organizations, but with their own particular twists, according to report released this morning.

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MIT scores worst in cybersecurity

In a new cyber security survey of 485 large colleges and universities, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology came in at the bottom of the list.

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