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  • Learning from others

    The old saying “one man’s misfortune is another man’s gain” is eminently applicable in the information security industry. When an organization becomes the victim of a security breach, its misfortune should be viewed as an opportunity for the rest of us to learn how to improve the security of our own systems.

  • A guide to cloud encryption and tokenization

    In order to achieve the best cloud information protection strategy, enterprises must understand what information they use to run their enterprise and what sensitive data should needs protection in the cloud. Businesses migrating to the cloud are being advised to lock down any sensitive data before it leaves their premises, which is why more companies are deploying encryption.

  • How can we create a culture of secure behavior?

    Phishing impacts thousands of companies each year, but it's not the only issue they face: malware attacks; physical attacks on company data by workers posing as service personnel; and attacks aimed specifically at mobile devices are on the rise, and are just a few examples of the many threat vectors. The mock phishing attack orchestrated by the company's security team provides a wake-up call but isn’t the only security education solution the company needs.

  • Compliance is no guarantee of security

    The regulatory landscape is constantly evolving. For example tougher new EU data protection laws are scheduled to come into effect over the next year or two. These new regulations will result in non-compliant firms being fined €100m or up to five per cent of global turnover – whichever is the higher. Last year there were 2,164 incidents of data loss. According to a report by Risk Based Security and the Open Security Foundation 72% involved external attackers while 25% were classified as internal incidents, although the latter were attributed mainly to human error and accidents rather than malicious intent.

  • Heartbleed should jumpstart important security changes

    With impacts on an estimated 60-70% of websites, Heartbleed is easily the security vulnerability with the highest degree of potential impact ever. There’s lots of good guidance out there at this point as to what end users can try to do to insulate themselves from any negative consequences.

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Dissecting the unpredictable DDoS landscape

Posted on 23 April 2014.  |  DDoS attacks are now more unpredictable and damaging than ever, crippling websites, shutting down operations, and costing millions of dollars in downtime, customer support and brand damage, according to Neustar.


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