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New Iranian Cyber Warfare Puts U.S. Networks at Risk

As tensions between the U.S. and Iran continue to heat up, a cyber war is already underway between the two nations.

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Research Paper Validates Security Ratings’ Correlation to Likelihood of Breach

This spring, the research paper titled “Risky Business: Assessing Security with External Measurements” was published on Cornell’s academic resource site. Authored by former BitSight data scientist, Jay Jacobs, as well as fellow academics...

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Will BlueKeep Become WannaCry 2.0?

A little over a month ago, Microsoft discovered a software security vulnerability that could ultimately lead to one of the worst cybersecurity attacks since 2017’s infamous WannaCry ransomware incident.

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Cyber Attacks Can Wreak Havoc on the Business in Multiple Ways

The past few years have shown us that the cybersecurity landscape has only gotten more complex, as massive attack after massive attack —WannaCry and NotPetya ransomwares, at Uber Technologies in 2016, from the Shadow Brokers group, and...

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Data Insights on the BlueKeep Vulnerability

On May 14th, Microsoft issued a warning about the BlueKeep vulnerability (CVE-2019-0708) affecting Remote Desktop Services Protocol (RDP), a component common in most versions of Microsoft Windows that allows remote access to its graphical...

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New Study: Organizations Struggle to Manage Cyber Risk in Their Supply Chains

A new report from McKinsey & Company sheds light on something we’ve known for many years – organizations are struggling to make significant progress in managing cybersecurity risk in their supply chains.

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How Objectivity, Standardization & Context Reduce Cyber Risk

There are numerous areas of business and enterprise risk that have been measured for years in a standardized fashion — these include financial risk, market risk, operational risk, legal risk, and even IT risk.

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Eradicate Cyber Threats: Launch Your Third-Party Risk Management Program

When launching a third-party risk management (TPRM) program, one of the best places to begin to be proactive about mitigating cyber risk from your third parties is by examining the vulnerabilities present on their network. Despite global...

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The Perfect Cyber Storm is Brewing. Are You Prepared?

Data breaches are never far from the news. Some recent headlines have even suggested that they’ve become the “new normal.” And while we haven’t seen a wide-scale attack since WannaCry was unleashed two years ago, a recent turn of events...

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