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Cyber-Attack on Indian Nuclear Power Plant Exposes Threat of “Snooping” Malware

On October 20th, 2019, authorities in India confirmed that one of its nuclear power plants had been hacked. The malware attack on the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant (KKNPP), first noticed on September 4th, has since been attributed to the...

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Cloud outsourcing poses new challenges for regulators and Financial Services

Cyber risk and regulatory compliance are two sides of the same coin in the Financial Services sector. Together, they spur Financial Services companies to take action to protect customers, their business and the global financial ecosystem...

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Financial services in Asia Pac face regulatory driven scrutiny of cyber risk management

The evolution of the technology environment and related security threats is so fast paced it often seems businesses and regulators are playing an endless game of catch-up.

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Get Ready For Ransomware Season

As retailers and consumers across the country begin gearing up for the 2019 holiday shopping season, hackers are also preparing for the days between Thanksgiving and Christmas. And all signs point to ransomware as their preferred method of...

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Control and Accountability: The New Watchwords for Regulatory Compliance

The regulatory environment is evolving rapidly as national and international regulatory bodies attempt to keep pace with changing business models, technology infrastructure and continuously escalating cyberthreats. 

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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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Airbus Incident Shines Spotlight on Third-Party Vendor Security Risks

2019 has been a year of high-profile attacks, and, as we predicted, it’s only getting worse. That’s certainly the case for Airbus.

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How the State of the Union Will Affect American Information Security

In his 2015 State of the Union Address, President Barack Obama mentioned the importance of improving America's cybersecurity and what he believes it will take to make it happen. Below is a review of the most interesting statements and...

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2015 Information Security Predictions Round-up

It's the time of year that every media outlet talks about predictions and resolutions. We've compiled a list of the most interesting and/or relevant information security predictions for 2015 and added a few of our own, courtesy of BitSight...

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