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5 tips for better enterprise security

Do your security policies and procedures actually promote better security, or is your company only looking for known malware and ignoring the human factor?

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Scottrade had no idea about data breach until the feds showed up

The breach affected around 4.6 million customers' names and addresses


Breach at Experian may have exposed data on 15 million consumers linked to T-Mobile

Consumers who applied for credit from T-Mobile since 2013 may have been affected


Developers find themselves in hackers' crosshairs

Here's what enterprises need to do in order to protect their development environments from attack

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Identity theft hit 7% of US population last year

The figure -- almost 18 million people -- is a slight increase from two years earlier

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What to expect in the US-China cyber treaty

After weeks of meetings, the U.S. and China appear to be on the verge of an historic first agreement on hacking and cyber espionage, but what might a deal actually accomplish?

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CSOs aren't waiting for cyber sharing legislation

Security execs say sharing threat information is useful -- and they're already doing it. Legislating it, some say, could get in the way

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Corebot: Cleverly written botnet malware with growth potential

A new botnet malware written from scratch to be modular has the potential to develop into a significant threat

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Congress floats an even worse version of CISA

After recent data breaches and cyber attacks, Congress looks to enact broader legal powers via changes to the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act

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How to stop your DNS server from being hijacked

Too many DNS servers enable bad actors to hijack them for DDoS attacks. Here's how to ensure you're not a party to destructive mischief

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BitTorrent patches flaw that could amplify distributed denial-of-service attacks

Attackers could use the vulnerability to force BitTorrent applications used by hundreds of millions of users to send malicious traffic

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More than 80% of health care IT leaders say their systems have been compromised

Only half of IT managers feel they are adequately prepared to prevent future attacks

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Most corporate risk due to just 1% of employees

Just 1 percent of employees are responsible for 75 percent of cloud-related enterprise security risks

Court: FTC can take action against companies with sloppy cyber security

Hotel chain Wyndham had challenged the FTC's authority to mandate cyber security standards

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Chinese spies target US intellectual property

The U.S. economy is losing hundreds of billons of dollars each year to economic espionage, mainly from China, due to a ‘stupefying’ lack of security

ICANN resets passwords after website breach

No financial information was affected, the organization said

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Windows 10 upgrade scams are only warming up

Ransomware and phishing scams tied to current events have been staples of criminal hackers for years, and the Windows 10 upgrade scam is the latest version

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How should the U.S. respond to state-sponsored cyber attacks?

A new poll suggests the general public views the growing threats from nation-states as significant, but they may be off base in terms of their prescriptions for how to respond

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