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Suits and Spooks New York will take place in New York City on June 20-21. We have a packed agenda of cutting-edge topics presented by speakers who have direct experience in combating security challenges on a daily basis.
Rapid7, a provider of security risk and penetration testing solutions, has launched certification programs for users of Nexpose and Metasploit Pro.
Healthcare organizations are still struggling with information sharing both internally and externally, participants in an industry-wide cyber-security exercise said.
Verizon expanded its 2014 Data Breach Investigations Report to include security incidents that didn't result in breaches and provided industry-by-industry analysis of various threat types.
Ben-Gurion University of the Negev has signed a $8.5 million agreement with the Israel National Cyber Bureau to develop CyberSpark, which includes a National Cyber Research Center adjacent to BGU’s campus.
The Cyber Security Research Alliance announced the selection of its first academic research partners who will work together to advance cyber physical system security in transportation vehicles, medical devices and the power grid.
The sixth annual Insomni'hack ethical hacking competition, organized by IT security firm SCRT, drew over 300 hackers who battled for hours to solve a range of fiendish computer security challenges.
The number of job postings for cyber-security positions grew twice as fast as the number for overall IT job postings in 2013, according to a jobs report.
Conference organizers said that its 23rd annual event drew a record of more than 28,500 attendees.
At the Cybertech Conference, Lockheed Martin and IBM both announced they would invest in CyberSpark R&D facilities, joining other cybersecurity leaders.

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Chris Poulin's picture
Security should be a fascinating, dynamic, and creative pursuit. I say have fun, be creative, be criminal in your thoughts, but not your actions. The black hats who have you in their targets are having a blast.
Jon-Louis Heimerl's picture
External attacks are not our only worry. Most security nuts have been saying for years that our biggest threat is not external, but rather the "Internal Threat." I will take that a step further and say that one of the biggest threats that we face is the "oops".
Oliver Rochford's picture
Oliver makes the case for why the way that security awareness training is often approached is flawed. But if done in the right way, Security Awareness Training can provide a lot of value and benefit the security posture greatly.
Oliver Rochford's picture
In addition to being a renowned theoretical physicist, Einstein was also a wizard at writing security procedures and processes. Here is a short selection of quotes from Albert Einstein, and why they are worthwhile when thinking about security.
Vincent Liu's picture
In developing a Secure Development Lifecycle, you always start by performing an assessment of your current situation in order to establish a baseline of where you stand. Generally, there are two different types of application assessment tools on the market - static analysis and dynamic analysis tools. But what about the human element?
Idan Aharoni's picture
There are many security companies, individual researchers and certain circles in academia that hold a wealth of information on cybercrime activities that could be the difference between a bust and a cybercrime investigation that leads to a dead end. It’s not just about collaboration with other law enforcement agencies, but also about collaboration with the security industry.
Rod Rasmussen's picture
The dangers for a university or college network can lurk everywhere from e-mail to the Internet infrastructure itself. When a student’s computer on a college network is compromised, it’s not just the student who pays the price—legally, so does the institution.
Mandeep Khera's picture
The IT industry in general loves acronyms because it’s generally appealing to geeks, but the information security space might even be slightly more obsessed with acronyms.
Mike Lennon's picture
Enjoy this selection of top picks for 2010, listed in no particular order. Happy New Year!
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