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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
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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.
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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”
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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.
By Steven Chabinsky
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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.”
By Diane Ritchey
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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.
By Steven Chabinsky
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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

By Chris Leffel
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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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29% of Canadian IT Security Professionals Would Overhaul Existing Systems

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Twenty-three percent of Canadian cybersecurity teams never speak with their executive team about cybersecurity, but of those that did, 23 percent spoke just annually, and 24 percent spoke with the C-Suite semi-annually. Only 13 percent of IT Canadian security professionals spoke with executives quarterly, according to a new Ponemon Institute study with Websense, Inc.


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Tesla Sedan Targeted in Chinese Hacking Competition

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Representatives from Tesla Motors Inc., say the company will be investigating and rectifying any vulnerabilities discovered as a result of a hacking contest in Beijing starting today, of which the Tesla Model S sedan is the key target.


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Survey: Critical Infrastructure Companies Woefully Unprepared for Security Breaches

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Nearly 70 percent of critical infrastructure companies surveyed by Unisys and the Ponemon Institute suffered a security breach in the last year. According to the report, “Despite staggering statistics around the number of security breaches within these sectors, results showed that they gap between security concern and preparedness is overwhelming.”


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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

September 2014

2014 September

In the September issue of Security Magazine, find out who this year's most influential people are in the security industry are. Also, take a peek at the technology products that ASIS 2014 will be showcasing at the upcoming event. Read about the lessons learned from security at the World Cup, find out why tactical medical training is a must for your enterprise and how Atlanta increased security by sharing surveillance.
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