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No Compromises with the Latest Cybersecurity Threats

by Samuel Greengard, business & technology reporter, ChannelProNetwork, Sept. 8, 2017

Business process compromise attacks represent a growing risk. But channel pros can help their clients address the problem.

AS THE DIGITAL AGE UNFOLDS, it’s increasingly clear that the weakest link in cybersecurity is humans. People click bad links, open infected files, and succumb to an array of other social engineering […]

Most Commonly Overlooked Components of Operational Security

I was recently asked to comment on the most commonly overlooked components of operational security. To get the correct answer, sometimes it helps to take a step back and make sure you are asking the right question. The question should be “How do you ensure that your security program satisfies your operational security requirements?” With that question, […]

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    What role should security analytics play in information security programs today?

What role should security analytics play in information security programs today?

No one can argue that analyzing the security state of your IT environment (in a comprehensive and integrated manner) and taking proactive measures to prevent security incidents is the right way to manage an IT operation.  

The problem with Security Analytics isn’t a failure of vision; everyone agrees that we should be able to take […]

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    The Future of Our Energy Grid: Vulnerabilities as it Shifts from Fossil Fuels to Renewable Sources

The Future of Our Energy Grid: Vulnerabilities as it Shifts from Fossil Fuels to Renewable Sources

Our electric grid is comprised of generation facilities, high voltage transmission networks, substations, renewable point generation sources, and low voltage distribution networks.

Protecting the electric grid from cyber-attacks is complicated by its enormous scale – upwards of 7,000 power plants, more than 150,000 miles of high voltage transmission lines, and more than 50,000 substations. Some are […]

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    Ethical hacking: At WPI, a search for computer vulnerabilities

Ethical hacking: At WPI, a search for computer vulnerabilities

by Kaitlin Milliken, Correspondent, Worcester Telegram, July 16, 2017

WORCESTER – Students participating in Worcester Polytechnic Institute’s Cyber Security Club stare at their laptop screens, typing long lines of code.

They hope to find vulnerabilities in software and hack into a computer system. Each task they complete earns points.

Alex Gaines, president of the club, anticipates […]

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    The Best IT Security Policies Reflect the Value of Simplicity

The Best IT Security Policies Reflect the Value of Simplicity

90 percent of what we do to help people get better security is focusing on straight-forward common sense and having consistent policies and procedures.

To be good at what we do, we always work to make things as simple as possible for our customers because we recognize human behavior, and it is so much easier to remember and do simple […]

What Comes First, the 27001 or the 27002 ISO Standards?

There is something quirky about the 27000 series of standards published by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO).

Perhaps it is presented deliberately this way as a lesson in due diligence. Perhaps it is just a random error. But the standards are in the wrong numerical order. Judging from our interactions with company IT organizations, this […]

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    Security Experts Share Top Tips for Protecting Unstructured Data

Security Experts Share Top Tips for Protecting Unstructured Data

by Nate Lord, Digital Guardian, May 22, 2017

19 security professionals and business leaders share their top tips for protecting unstructured data.

From the contents of emails to intellectual property, business plans, proprietary training documentation, and much more, most enterprises manage vast amounts of unstructured data containing valuable and sensitive information. The sheer volume of unstructured data created and managed by most […]

Tips to Protect Against Ransomware

Following the Wannacry outbreak, we were reading about another attack, called Adylkuzz. Both cyberthreats rely on a Windows bug that was patched on March 14 and only affect PCs that haven’t installed the latest version of Microsoft’s software updates.

In light of this news, I thought it would be timely to talk about some common sense recommendations […]

Disaster Recovery & Cybersecurity

I’d like to share answers to questions recently asked about disaster recovery.

1. What advice would you give to tie cybersecurity protection and IT disaster recovery together for business continuity?

There are a number of activities performed by the IT operational group within an organization that deal with Disaster Recovery. They include performing data backups, using primary/backup datacenters, and […]

How to secure data across multiple platforms

by Esther Shein, Contributing Writer, enterprise.net, April 24, 2017

When you adopt cloud services, some of your data is inevitably out of your direct control. Here’s what you need to know.

By now, moving at least some business processes to the cloud is not a question of if but when. So how do you keep your information safe while embracing all […]

Tips to Prevent Online Identity Theft

There are few new trends in online identity theft, although some attacks are becoming more sophisticated, the basic steps to prevent exploits remains the same.

Be on the lookout for attacks that use broken English in the message body. While most now use proper English and use the same style and logos that are used by […]

Network Access Control (NAC)

Controlling access to the network is fundamental security control. For shared networks, the capability of users to connect to the network should be restricted. Well known security frameworks such as ISO 27002, Information technology – Security techniques – Code of practice for information security management, includes this control as a recommendation. And the […]

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    US Border Policy Shifts May Drive Changes in Laptop Security

US Border Policy Shifts May Drive Changes in Laptop Security

by Ericka Chickowski, Contributing Writer, Dark Reading, March 31, 2017

In-cabin laptop ban and requirements to unlock devices for border patrol could have enterprises revisiting their on-device data policies.

The new travel ban enacted by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security for laptops in the cabin of flights from certain countries may have corporate risk managers revisiting policies about […]

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    Hacking of Facebook pages possible, but not probable, experts say

Hacking of Facebook pages possible, but not probable, experts say

by Kayla Canne, Sun Chronicle Staff, March 4, 2017

James Lang, a selectman candidate before he was eliminated in February’s preliminary election, was caught with Facebook posts disparaging Muslims. He apologized, told The Sun Chronicle he would quit the race, and shut down his Facebook page.

Two days later, Selectman Paul Belham was found with anti-Muslim posts on his Facebook page, […]