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Expert advice on firewalls, malware prevention, application security, hacking, endpoint protection, and security strategy

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Trump hotel chain fined over data breaches

The chain, one of Donald Trump’s businesses, also delayed in reporting the breaches to consumers

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What’s in your code? Why you need a software bill of materials

When developers and suppliers carefully list the tools used to build an application and what third-party components are included, IT can improve software patching and updates

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Here's what you should know, and do, about the Yahoo breach

Yahoo's announcement that state-sponsored hackers have stolen the details of at least 500 million accounts shocks both through scale -- it's the largest data breach ever -- and the potential security implications for users.

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Largest DDoS attack ever delivered by botnet of hijacked IoT devices

Securing the internet of things should become a major priority now that an army of compromised devices – perhaps 1 million strong - has swamped one of the industry’s top DDoS protection services.

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Vint Cerf's dream do-over: 2 ways he'd make the internet different

'I doubt I could have gotten away with either one,' says the father of the internet

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Hackers have a treasure trove of data with the Yahoo breach

The data breach affects at least half a billion Yahoo accounts

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Tech leaders must act quickly to ensure algorithmic fairness

Do big data algorithms treat people differently based on characteristics such as race, religion, and gender? Tech leaders must take seriously the debate over data usage -- both because discrimination in any form has to be addressed,...

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Yahoo reportedly to confirm massive data breach

Some users have already been asked to change passwords, after a data breach that affects hundreds of millions of accounts

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More than 840,000 Cisco devices are vulnerable to NSA-related exploit

The vulnerability could allow hackers to extract potentially sensitive information from devices' memory

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Lockdown! Harden Windows 10 for maximum security

To make the most of Windows 10's security improvements, you must target the right edition and hardware for your needs

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Caught between security and stupidity

A simple call to tech support first uncovers an alarming problem, then leads to another festering issue at a client company

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Bossie Awards 2016: The best open source networking and security software

InfoWorld's top picks among open source tools for connecting devices and securing those devices and connections

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Bossies 2016: The Best of Open Source Software Awards

InfoWorld editors and contributors pick the top open source software for datacenters, clouds, developers, big data analysts, and IT pros

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IT security: 3 things you need to know now

Computerworld, CSO and CIO surveyed 287 business and IT leaders on the state of security in their organization. Here's what they had to say (it ain't always pretty...).

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Seagate NAS hack should scare us all

An under-the-radar news story proves that computers are far from the only devices prey to attack

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Your PC is simply another mobile device

IT needs to start planning now for the day when PCs are managed and secured like mobile devices, and desktop apps are developed and deployed like mobile apps

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Cisco patches Equation group exploit in IOS, IOS XE, and IOS XR devices

Investigation of a leaked Equation group exploit leads to the discovery of a similar vulnerability

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Security scores for cloud companies on the way

Businesses will be able to use the Vendor Security Alliance-designed questionnaire to evaluate the security practices of third-party partners

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