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Lack of Cyber Metrics Hamper U.S. Ability to Respond to Cyberattacks

As the nation struggles to come to terms with the coronavirus and questions linger around our readiness for such a pandemic, government leaders are already grappling with the next potential catastrophe — a major cyberattack against the U.S.

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Novel Coronavirus Brings New Challenges For Security Teams

As the world wrestles with the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus, many businesses are instituting new work from home (WFH) policies to keep employees safe and do their part to help halt the rate of infection. While remote work has long...

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Hackers Target Defense Contractors in an Effort to Reach the Pentagon

The Department of Defense (DoD) has one of the largest supply chains in the world, scaling to hundreds of thousands of different vendors and partners. Yet, these vital partners in our nation’s defense infrastructure pose a huge cyber risk.

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Mitigating Risk in Your Expanding Digital Ecosystem

As time goes on, organizations are taking on more and more new digital transformation initiatives to become increasingly agile and boost productivity — dramatically transforming the number of digital touchpoints employees interact with on...

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New Study Reveals Cybersecurity Risks in the World’s Largest Airports

Back in 1990, Hollywood producers imagined a complex plot in which an army of mercenaries with malicious intent hack into and take over the air traffic control system at Washington Dulles International Airport. The result was the classic...

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What is Cyber Security Performance Management?

Security performance management (SPM) helps security and risk leaders take a risk-based, outcome-driven approach to assessing and managing the performance of their organization’s cybersecurity program. With SPM, security leaders can...

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Forecasting and Advanced Analytics: Building a Solid Security Strategy For 2020

2020 is not only the beginning of a new year, but the start of a new decade, and with it comes the dawn of a new era for the digital world. We’re now in the midst of the once far-off, “futuristic” time periods old books and movies used to...

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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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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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