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CISO Education Requirements: Degrees, Training Courses, and Certifications

About 25 years ago, the evolution of the overall digital ecosystem necessitated the creation of the first CISO role. Now, 61% of companies have a CISO. 

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BitSight Study: Just How Secure is the Business Services Sector?

Management consultants, accountants, public safety offices, marketing firms, and many more business and professional services organizations are high-value targets for cybercriminals due to the range of confidential client information they...

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Financial Data Breaches 2019: Capital One, First American, Desjardins, More

Cyber attacks are occurring more frequently and banks, insurance companies, and other financial services firms are prime targets. Due to the nature of these businesses and the sensitivity of their data, financial firms are hit with...

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Social Engineering: How Attackers Exploit People's Vulnerabilities

A new report from the Information Security Forum (ISF) contains some fascinating insights into how hackers probe and exploit people's psychological vulnerabilities to gain access to corporate systems. From phishing to "whaling" (targeting...

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Just How Secure is the Technology Sector?

Technology companies — along with their partner ecosystems — are some of the most targeted organizations when it comes to cyber-attacks. In 2018, enterprises invested an average of 3.5 million on cloud apps, platforms, and services —...

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BitSight Study: Healthcare Sector is Far Too Vulnerable to Cyber Threats

Healthcare is under attack. Hospitals, doctors’ networks, insurance companies, and others are prime targets for hackers due to the valuable protected health information (PHI) they store and the vital role they play in our nation’s critical...

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Study: Hackers Look to Maximize Damage With New Ransomware Strategy

Cybersecurity threats are becoming more sophisticated, targeted, and potentially catastrophic. This is particularly true of the most dominant form of cyberattack – ransomware.

Rather than a mass opportunistic, shotgun approach to...

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SOC Stress: The Security Threat That Nobody is Talking About

Stress and burnout is emerging as perhaps the biggest threat to corporate security. Long hours, alert overload, and a lack of visibility into their IT infrastructure have many security professionals reconsidering their chosen careers.

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Cloud Security: Lessons Learned from the Capital One Data Breach

2019 has already been rife with cybersecurity woes. Unfortunately, as we enter the second half of the year, things are going from bad to worse. 

The recent Capital One data breach compromised the personal data of more than 100 million...

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