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Data alone presents a few problems, but many of them emerge from a single misguided view – 
that big data is the answer, not part of the answer. [Read More]
Internet security experts have set up "Project Honey Train" with an online railway control system as bait, hoping to "get inside the heads of cyber criminals" -- but without the real-life casualties. [Read More]
HP Cyber Risk Report 2015 contains more than 70 pages jam packed with data and analysis detailing the threat landscape and how hackers exploit it. [Read More]
CloudFlare launches new service designed to protect name servers against DDoS attacks and provide global distribution for DNS traffic. [Read More]
A steady stream of low-level cyber attacks poses the most likely danger to the United States rather than a potential digital "armageddon," US intelligence director James Clapper said. [Read More]
Industry professionals applauded the steps by the White House to promote cyber threat information sharing, but an executive order can only go so far and more is needed than just information sharing to combat sophisticated cyber attacks, experts said. [Read More]
UK-based Semiconductor technology firm ARM Ltd. announced on Monday that PolarSSL, the open source Transport Layer Security (TLS) solution for software and embedded devices, has been rebranded as “ARM mbed TLS”. [Read More]
The global Industrial Control System (ICS) Security Market is estimated to reach $8.73 billion in 2019, according to a market research report. [Read More]
According to a study conducted by EMC, enterprises employing more than 250 people lost a total of $1.7 trillion in the past year due to downtime and data loss. [Read More]
Two independent research groups have already managed to bypass the protection mechanisms provided by the latest version of Microsoft's Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit (EMET). [Read More]

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Marcus Ranum's picture
When you start keeping a long-term data series, remember that you can't change your algorithm for interpreting it on a regular basis.
Joshua Goldfarb's picture
While intelligence is a critical component of a mature security program, it should not drive security. A risk-driven approach provides a much more comprehensive and scientific approach that allows organizations to keep pace with today’s sophisticated threats.
Nate Kube's picture
Nate introduces various perspectives on cybersecurity as a moniker, shares some illuminating data, and presents a vernacular to move our field forward.
Torsten George's picture
The NIST Cybersecurity Framework is an important building block, but still just the first step towards implementing operationalized defenses against cyber security risks.
Avi Chesla's picture
In order to be effective, security solutions must become more directly associated, in real-time, to cyber defense planning models.
Joshua Goldfarb's picture
Is budget a good metric for security? In other words, if an organization wishes to improve its security posture, is spending more money an appropriate response?
Rebecca Lawson's picture
There is a common misconception that in order to move to virtual security solutions, companies can, or should, replace physical security technologies they rely on to keep their networks safe today.
Joshua Goldfarb's picture
An organization that keeps records of its security incidents should be able to study that data to understand the top ways in which it is generally becoming compromised.
Marcus Ranum's picture
There are two ways to start establishing security metrics. One is what I think of as the “bottom up” approach and the other being “top down”. For best results you might want to try a bit of both.
Marcus Ranum's picture
When you start your metrics program, you'll find that a great deal of information can be gleaned from existing data that gets stored in various places – most likely in your system logs.