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Cyber Security Insurance Is No Excuse for Poor Security

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Data has become so valuable and so critical to businesses that often, it is a company’s most protected asset. If a data breach were to happen today, it likely will have far-reaching consequences. These range from steep legal fees and regulatory fines, to intellectual property loss and reputation damage. The costs can be devastating, and for smaller firms, may even ...

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What Donald Trump Must Do to Improve Cyber Security

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The 2016 presidential election took more than a few people by surprise. But shocked or not, the result is the same: Donald Trump will take office in January, representing a major shift in American politics. If we take the president-elect at his word, much of the policy President Barack Obama and his administration enacted over the past eight years will ...

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Do You Speak Security? 10 Cyber Security Terms You Need to Know

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Unless you work in the IT department, you probably haven’t had to know much about cyber security. Still, while you may not know how to chase off hackers, as cyber security becomes a crucial risk management concern for your company and others, you’ll need to understand it. The world of cyber security can feel foreign for the uninitiated, and like ...

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DDoS and the Democratization of Censorship

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In the past, most concepts of censorship — like those in the works of George Orwell or Aldous Huxley — imagined that those in power would use their influence to decide what can and cannot be said or printed. However, just as the internet has created a space for more voices to be heard (e.g., on social media platforms), it ...

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