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Hacking the Heartland (Part 1): Old MacDonald Got Hacked

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What kind of imagery does the term “cyber security landscape” conjure up for you? Chances are, it’s not the wide-open, rolling fields you see on farmlands. In fact, that is the kind of scenery you’d expect to be far removed from the world of hackers and complicated data networks. But it’s precisely this setting where we’re seeing cyber security concerns ...

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What the New Cyber Incident Policy Directive Means for Your Organization

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What exactly is the difference between a run-of-the-mill cyber incident and a “significant” cyber incident? Your organization may or may not have had to ponder this question in the past, but the federal government certainly has — and it’s an important question to boot. The distinction among severity levels will weigh heavily in the government’s response to cyber threats, and ...

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Meet the Hackers

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“If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles.” This is one of the most often repeated quotes from Sun Tzu’s The Art of War, a classic work of military strategy that has become a source of inspiration across disciplines, far outside the literal battlefield. Certainly, in the ongoing cyber war, ...

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What’s Lurking in Your ATM?

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Using a credit or debit card online can make some people uneasy about their data privacy. Unfortunately, those online transactions are not the only way criminals can steal your digits. Consider the notorious hack on card-reader systems used at a number of major retailers, which was responsible for hundreds of millions of compromised financial accounts in 2014-15. Perhaps less prominently ...

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