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IT Security Manager Responsibilities: Oversight, Reporting, Personnel Management

The role of IT security manager, information security manager, or cybersecurity manager will vary depending on a number of factors — industry, business size, network sophistication, and so on. However, a person in this role can expect to...

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Equifax Data Breach Settlement is a Warning Shot to Businesses Everywhere

The summer of 2019 is proving to be a cybersecurity record breaker – for all the wrong reasons.  In the past two weeks, businesses in Europe and the U.S. were levied massive penalties after probes into data breaches that left consumer data...

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Third-Party Insight into Triada & Related Families

A few weeks ago Google confirmed that there was malware pre-installed on a number of Android devices due to a supply-chain attack. The latest installment was discovered by security researchers from Dr.Web who have been investigating this...

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GDPR Shows Its Teeth, Goes After Breached Companies

In 2018, the European Union (EU) General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) heralded in the most important change in data privacy regulation in 20 years.

Far reaching in its applicability, GDPR extends well beyond Europe and affects any...

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Industry Response to the BlueKeep Vulnerability

It’s been five weeks since we first posted about the exposure of the BlueKeep vulnerability on the external networks of many organizations across the world. There have been further developments regarding the capabilities of the...

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An Update on the State of Cyber Risk in Spain

Today ElevenPaths, the Telefónica Group’s global cybersecurity unit, released a report highlighting cybersecurity trends for the first half of 2019. As a follow-up to a November 2018 report, ElevenPaths again takes a close look at how...

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What is Vendor Risk Management (VRM)?

This post was originally published Nov 19, 2015. It has been updated for accuracy and comprehensiveness.

Vendor Risk Management Definition

Vendor risk management (VRM) is the practice of evaluating business partners, suppliers, or...

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Report: Cybersecurity Skills Shortage Requires Different Approach

If your organization is grappling with a tight cybersecurity talent pool, you’re not alone. According to Gartner, 61% of organizations struggle to hire security professionals. It’s a problem that’s only going to get worse. The Harvard...

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Average Cost of Cyberattacks Soars to $4.6 Million Per Incident

The aftermath of a cyber breach can be costly. But just how expensive and where the brunt of that financial impact falls has been somewhat unclear, until now. 

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Analyzing Utilities Sector Cybersecurity Performance

With economic sanctions being levied by the US against Iran and a trade war heating up with China, some security experts are cautioning that attacks targeting US critical infrastructure may be inevitable. Are electric utilities prepared to...

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