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Groups urge Obama to oppose cyber threat sharing bills

They say the Senate's CISA cyber threat information sharing bill would allow businesses to share too much information

Simple encryption and control come to Office 365

When collaboration moves to the cloud, security policy and controls must move into the documents themselves


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From dating to driving, hackers hit where it hurts

Ashley Madison, Jeep, probably whatever smartwatch you're perusing -- there is no limit to where and when hackers can strike

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The Ashley Madison hack -- this time it's personal

In the wake of the OPM data breach, another grim reminder of the folly of hobbling encryption

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When stolen data can ‘phone home’

Digital watermarking of sensitive data can let organizations know immediately not only if it has been stolen, but where and how it is being accessed

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The weak case against strong encryption

Why can't politicians understand? Banning encryption is essentially no different than mandating backdoors

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Evil conspiracy? Nope, everyday cyber insecurity

You don't need crackpot conspiracy theories to foretell a wide-scale security cataclysm. Mundane vulnerabilities increase the probability every day

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How OPM data breach could have been prevented

Recently disclosed data breach was far larger than initially thought. Inspector general says warnings went ignored

OPM director resigns after unprecedented data breach

Katherine Archuleta stands down a day after scale of the massive breach was made clear

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5 reasons why newer hires are the company’s biggest data security risk

Millennials are now in the majority in the workforce, which means a bigger headache for security IT folks

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9 creative ways to destroy sensitive data

Feeling aggressive about getting rid of sensitive records? We've got the answer! Here are a few ways to ensure data security, including some that include a drill and a hammer; goggles optional

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The most dangerous data breach ever known

If the federal government can't protect extraordinarily sensitive data on its own employees, should it be collecting data on the rest of us?

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Phishers targeting middle management

Phishing scammers have busy middle managers in their crosshairs. Here’s how to avoid being a victim

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How to stop the security breach tsunami

If you haven’t deployed a user-based analytics program, you are not doing all you can to catch data thieves and prevent security breaches

SAP Hana users warned of security vulnerability

A problem with default encryption keys could grant an attacker access to all encrypted data stored in the database

Online password locker LastPass hacked

Users will need to change their master passwords after the company detected a breach

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Your ‘offline’ storage may be putting you at risk

What some admins consider to be offline resources aren't truly offline; the difference could mean disaster

Extreme Hacks to Be Paranoid About

Be paranoid: 10 terrifying extreme hacks

Nothing is safe, thanks to the select few hacks that push the limits of what we thought possible

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Breach costs: 'Chump change' to bottom lines of big players

The direct costs of a data breach barely affect the bottom line of the nation’s biggest enterprises, but for smaller players the damage can be catastrophic

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John McAfee: The hero we need, not the one we deserve

As our elected leaders show they can botch data security in new and unexpected ways, an unlikely figure steps up with sage words

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