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The OPM hack explained: Bad security practices meet China's Captain America

How the OPM hack happened, the technical details, and a timeline of the infiltration and response.

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The CIA triad: Definition, components and examples

The CIA (Confidentiality, Integrity, Availability) triad is a widely used information security model that can guide an organization's efforts and policies aimed at keeping its data secure.

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What is access control? A key component of data security

Access control is a method of guaranteeing that users are who they say they are and that they have the appropriate access to company data. It is a vital aspect of data security, but it has some significant enforcement challenges.

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What is a botnet? When armies of infected IoT devices attack

A botnet is a collection of internet-connected devices that an attacker has compromised. Commonly used in distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks, botnets can also take advantage of their collective computing power to send large...

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New MongoDB field-level encryption can help prevent data breaches

MongoDB aims to prevent exposed data stores by encrypting data in a way that makes it useless if compromised.

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General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR): What you need to know to stay compliant

GDPR is a regulation that requires businesses to protect the personal data and privacy of EU citizens for transactions that occur within EU member states. And non-compliance could cost companies dearly. Here’s what every company that...

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IT services giant HCL left employee passwords, other sensitive data exposed online

HCL left employee passwords, customer project details, and other sensitive information exposed online with no authentication.

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What is quantum cryptography? It’s no silver bullet, but could improve security

In the arms race between white and black hats, the infosec industry looks to quantum cryptography and quantum key distribution (QKD). That may be just part of the answer, however.

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What is an IT auditor? A vital role for risk assessment

An IT auditor is responsible for analyzing and assessing an organization’s technological infrastructure to find problems with efficiency, risk management and compliance.

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What is ethical hacking? How to get paid to break into computers

Ethical hacking is legally breaking into computers and devices to test an organization's defenses. Here’s what ethical hacking entails and the certifications and training you need to become an ethical hacker.

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451 Research: Security is top data management challenge

A survey of highly qualified data management professionals by 451 Research shows that growing data volumes have made security their biggest concern.

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What is a supply chain attack? Why you should be wary of third-party providers

The weak link in your enterprise security might lie with partners and suppliers. Here’s how to understand and mitigate that risk.

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Wanted: Data breach risk ratings, because not all breaches are equal

We need a system for data breaches that rates the real risk associated with the compromised data.

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