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Supermarket chains Supervalu and Albertson's revealed that some of their payment processing systems have once again been breached.
Google, Dropbox, the Open Technology Fund and several security researchers have joined forces for a new initiative that focuses on usable secure technologies.
Cyber risk intelligence company SurfWatch Labs has released a new application designed to provide C-level executives and board members with clear information on cyber risks faced by their company.
Codenomicon has launched a new verification program designed to help critical systems manufacturers test the security and robustness of their products.
Operation Epic Turla targeted intelligence agencies, government institutions, embassies, military groups, education institutions, and research and pharmaceutical companies in more than 45 countries, the security firm said on Thursday.
FireEye has announced a new line of services designed specifically to help insurance brokers and underwriters measure and minimize client exposure to cyber threats.
US Investigations Services (USIS), a Department of Homeland Security (DHS) contractor that conducts background checks for the agency, has been the target of a cyberattack that appears to have been launched by a state-sponsored entity.
NSS Labs has introduced a new SaaS offering designed to help enterprises identify threats targeting their systems, evaluate their security posture, and create incident response plans.
According to a recent survey of senior C-level executives, CISOs are often viewed simply as convenient scapegoats in the event of a headline-grabbing data breach.
Deloitte's Cyber Risk Services group has launched new “cyber war-gaming and simulation services” that aim to unite those tasked with managing enterprise-wide responses to cyber-attacks.

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Jason Polancich's picture
Sharing threat information, analysis and expertise within your “extended family” can be very valuable to establishing the kind of early warning system that is the promise of cyber information sharing to begin with - and without most of the risks.
Marcus Ranum's picture
To communicate about our metrics, we need ways that we can ground our experience in terms of “normal” for us; Otherwise, we really can't communicate our metrics effectively with anyone who isn't in a similar environment.
James McFarlin's picture
Whether Adm. Michael Rogers can capitalize on opportunities to pull together the teamwork necessary to shore up America’s cybersecurity is a game just begun.
Joshua Goldfarb's picture
When looking to measure the success and progress of a security program, it is important to think about what success and progress actually mean.
James McFarlin's picture
Very little will get a board of directors’ attention as quickly as a cyber data breach with its attendant risks of damage to market capitalization, competitive advantage and brand reputation.
Marcus Ranum's picture
A few years ago, there was a bit of discussion about improving security. A number of researchers' systems and faculty systems had been compromised, and “something must be done” - but what?
James McFarlin's picture
With risks to national and economic security increasing, other avenues of cyber defense are receiving attention. Improving resilience and the promising application of predictive analysis to the prevention of cyberattacks before they occur are two such areas
Mark Hatton's picture
it’s hard to build continuity under inconsistent leadership. It’s also really hard to beat the hackers when the person responsible for keeping them at bay has less job security than an NFL coach with a losing record.
Jason Polancich's picture
Collecting just a small amount of info regularly and diligently for your supply chain can not only help you secure your back doors, but the front entrances too.
Torsten George's picture
A risk-driven approach addresses both security posture and business impact to increase operational efficiency, improve assessment accuracy, reduce attack surfaces, and improve investment decision-making.
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