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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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It’s Time for CISOs to Take a Seat at the Table

It doesn’t matter what business you’re in — cybersecurity has become extremely important to both your organization’s reputation and its bottom line. According to reports, the average cost of a data breach is $3.86 million.

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CISOs Are Burning Out: Here’s How to Fix It

Everyone experiences stress in their jobs, but security leaders may have it worse than most. According to Dark Reading, 60% of CISOs admit they rarely disconnect from work, while 88% work more than 40 hours per week. It’s no surprise that...

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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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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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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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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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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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