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FBI probes DNC hack as suspicions of Russian involvement widen

Russia's involvement in trying to influence a US presidential election would be a 'watershed moment' in cyberespionage, a security expert said

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New HIPAA guidance addresses ransomware

New guidance stresses need for regular backups and confirms that a ransomware attack is a breach that must be disclosed

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New Locky ransomware version can operate in offline mode

The creators of the widespread Locky ransomware have added a fallback mechanism in the latest version of their program for situations where the malware can't reach their command-and-control servers.

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Big data and elections: The candidates know you better than you know them

Most political campaigns emphasize providing information about a candidate to voters. But in the era of big data, they are also collecting information about voters – with little or no control, consent, or security

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Security Sessions: Protecting data at the endpoint

In this episode of Security Sessions, CSO Editor-in-Chief Joan Goodchild speaks with Brett Hansen, executive director of Data Security Solutions at Dell, about keeping data safe in an increasingly mobile world.

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Killing the password: FIDO says long journey will be worth it

Eliminating passwords will take years, acknowledges the FIDO Alliance. But it says it is well on its way to a faster, easier and much more secure online authentication standard

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Salesforce expands encryption options with 'bring your own key'

Adding BYOK encryption to its Salesforce Shield cloud services could help to alleviate data-sovereignty concerns, one analyst says

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Study: More than 50% of small businesses were breached in the past year

In a new study, the Ponemon Institute found a dire state of security in small businesses

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Symantec bugfest highlights the dangers of security software

Vulnerabilities exist in all software applications, but in some cases, security software has worse flaws than the average application

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FBI faults Clinton's personal email system, but doesn't recommend prosecution

Basic data security methods weren't followed, and it's impossible to rule out hacking, the FBI says

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11 ways to fight off ransomware

These tips will help keep your PC safe from malware

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Study reveals security gap in big data projects

An IDG Enterprise study of big-data initiatives finds that the extremely valuable output of those projects often lacks additional security. Download the free report

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11 essential data security tips for travelers

Your data and privacy are never more at risk than when you travel; here's how to protect them

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Hacker puts 9.3M U.S. patient records up for sale

The hacker who stole databases from three U.S. healthcare organizations claims to have already sold $100,000 worth of records

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Study: Encryption use increase largest in 11 years

But encryption technology spending as percent of total IT security budgets has gone down, as encryption is now built into many tools

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3 ways to screw up data security in the cloud

Securing the cloud doesn't mean you've secured your data in the cloud

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The number of corporate users hit by crypto ransomware is skyrocketing

The prevalence of ransomware programs, both those that encrypt data and those that don't, has exploded over the past two years, with companies being increasingly targeted.

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Hackers sold access to 170,000 compromised servers, many in the US

New data paints a much darker picture of the underground market for hacked servers

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