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Security experts weigh in on what they would like to see in 2015 to make their jobs wrangling users, infrastructure, and data easier.
South Korea's nuclear power plant operator launched a two-day drill to test its ability to thwart a cyber attack, after a series of online information leaks by a suspected hacker.
Rapid7 announced that it has received $30 million in funding, bringing the total raised by the company to-date to $93 million.
Cyber risk assessment and data breach services company NetDiligence published a new study focusing on the costs incurred by insurance underwriters due to cyber incidents.
While Home Depot and Staples say cyber liability insurance will mitigate the financial impact of data breaches they suffered, adoption of cyber insurance generally appears to be mixed.
ENISA, Europe's Cyber security agency, has released two reports that aim to inform and guide decision makers in the public and private sector on the use and implementation of cryptographic protocols for securing personal data.
Microsoft reported that some users who have applied patch (MS14-066) to address the Schannel Remote Code Execution Vulnerability (CVE-2014-632) 1are having issues, including a fatal alert related to the TLS protocol.
Security experts share their thoughts on the "Darkhotel" espionage campaign and provide recommendations for executives who travel a lot and don't want sensitive corporate information to end up in the hands of cyber spies.
Central Dermatology Center of North Carolina said that one of its servers was breached by hackers back in August of 2012, but just became aware of the breach.
The Australian Signals Directorate is warning that cyber-criminals will target the upcoming G20 summit in Brisbane, saying they could include state-sanctioned hackers, trade spies or activists.

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Torsten George's picture
The transition from a compliance-driven check-box approach to a risk-based model, enables businesses to centralize the ongoing definition, evaluation, remediation, and analysis of their risk posture in a closed-loop process.
Joshua Goldfarb's picture
If you are a security leader, you owe it to yourself and to your organization to create a culture that rewards honesty and truthfulness. Otherwise, the house always wins.
Torsten George's picture
Massive data breaches are raising doubts about whether organizations are investing their security dollars in the right areas.
Fahmida Y. Rashid's picture
Piper Jaffray's fourth annual CIO survey found that 75 percent of CIOs were expecting to increase their security spending in 2015. But are these security investments spent and utilized wisely?
Joshua Goldfarb's picture
The past few decades in the information security field have been dominated by passive failure. Clearly, not every new idea has merit, but those ideas that come about scientifically and methodically have tremendous potential to improve the state of security.
Torsten George's picture
With cyber criminals increasingly targeting third-party vendors to gain backdoor access to data at large, well-protected global organizations, security professionals need to rethink their vendor risk management practices.
Danelle Au's picture
A data breach plan lays out the key steps and the key personnel to involve when a data breach happens, and needs to incorporate three elements.
Jason Polancich's picture
Most businesses today cannot say with any certainty how the cybersecurity tools or people they acquire and use align with their specific cyber problems.
Torsten George's picture
2015 will prove to be a challenging year for IT security professionals. So, what can we expect in the next 12 months?
James McFarlin's picture
If North Korea is connected to the Sony attacks, it would be an archetypal example of such a weaker state using cyber operations to level the playing field in potential confrontations with the United States.