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The Hunt for Cybersecurity Solutions at Black Hat 2014

“Freedom, Security, Convenience: Choose Two”

 With the nature of security quickly evolving to encompass both physical and cybersecurity at its very core, software manufacturers and security experts are finding themselves in a precarious situation – balancing between what is required and what is needed. 


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The Changing Cybersecurity Landscape

First of a Four-Part Series for National Cyber Security Awareness Month

From an executive-level perspective, the greatest shift in cybersecurity relates to the focus and the responsibility – moving from strictly an “IT issue” to one of a business function. Look no further than the Target breach and the subsequent resignations of the company’s CEO and CIO to see how cybersecurity has escalated to the C-suite. This was unprecedented 15 years ago, when the primary cybersecurity role of IT was information assurance. So why has the philosophy changed?


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Are Cyber Attacks More than Critical Infrastructure Can C.H.E.W.?

In August 2013, Former Assistant Defense Secretary for Homeland Defense & Americas’ Security Affairs, Dr. Paul Stockton sat on a panel that discussed cybersecurity challenges facing the electric sector and some of the vulnerabilities in the U.S. electric grid system.
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3 in 10 Consumers Losing Trust in Retail Data Security

Only 55 percent of global consumers feel stores use security systems that adequately protect financial data against hackers and data breaches

Nearly three in 10 global consumers do not trust retailers to protect stored personal or financial data against cyber risks, and 58 percent think financial institutions do a better job of protecting data than retailers, government agencies or law enforcement.


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Can Stopping Cybercrime Positively Impact World Economies?

McAfee and CSIS conclude that cybercrime costs businesses approximately $400 billion worldwide, with an impact on approximately 200,000 jobs in the United States and 150,000 jobs in the EU.

The report commends partnerships between countries for combating cybercrime, praising public-private partnerships in particular for beginning to show tangible results in terms of fighting cybercrime, such as the partnership of 11 nations to take down a crime ring associated with the GameOver Zeus botnet in June.


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CISOs Get the Blame for Breaches, Little Help

Executives Say “No”

Twenty-eight percent of respondents say their CISO has made cybersecurity decisions that have led to negative effects on the enterprise’s financial health, including lost business, decreased productivity or impaired service levels.


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Managing Thumb Drive Security Risks

Network security practitioners are well aware of the challenges posed by removable data storage devices, including thumb drives.

When the Department of Homeland Security purposefully dropped data disks and USB flash drives in the parking lots of federal agencies and government contractors, 60 percent of the found objects were inserted into an agency or contractor network.


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Special Report: Cyber Risk and Security

The word of the year, so far, with regards to cybersecurity, seems to be “data breach.”

When asked specifically about the underlying technologies of a credit or debit card, Americans responded favorably, with 69 percent stating that EMV chip cards are making their debit and credit card transactions more secure, with only five percent feeling chip cards make their transactions less secure.


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5 Common Mistakes in Cyber Incident Response

Network intrusions have become a fact of corporate life, and increasingly are viewed as among the many costs of doing business.

Removing the power from a computer not only results in lost volatile memory, much of which can be critical to a forensic investigation (and should be imaged), but also may lead the intruder to establish other points of entry.


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Going Further Than Encryption for Data Regulation in the Cloud

Moving information from enterprise data centers or in-network servers to a cloud environment is often chosen as a means to offload IT maintenance costs, provide a higher degree of physical safeguards and facilitate easier scaling to accommodate business growth.
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ASIS 2013 Product Preview

ASIS International 59th Annual Seminar and Exhibits, September 24-27 in Chicago, Illinois, will include an exhibit hall packed with innovative security solutions. Here are some of the products that will be shown at ASIS this year.

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Virtualization and Data Center Security: What You Need to Know for 2014

Data centers are increasingly becoming the center of the enterprise, and data center and cyber security is following the same path for security departments. According to Justin Flynn, a consultant at the Burwood Group, the virtualization of data centers allows enterprises to scale more easily and faster, with a smaller footprint.

However, hosting enterprise data in the cloud can make intrusion detection more difficult – how can enterprise security leaders team up with other departments to keep aware of cyber risks and traffic, and physical and data compliance during the virtual transition? How can CISOs and CSOs discuss cyber threats with the C-Suite to get the resources they need? And how can the proper infrastructure test and verify possible malicious attacks? 

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Security Magazine 2014 September cover

2014 October

Security takes a look at safety and preparedness for the harshest of weather phenomena in this October 2014 edition of the magazine. Also, we investigate supply chain security and the many benefits of PSIM. 

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