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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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Zero-Day Vulnerabilities: What You Need to Know

If “zero-day exploit” hadn’t previously been a part of your vocabulary, 2016 is the year to make the term stick. Cisco’s annual report on the state of cyber security indicated a surge in the sophisticated hacks that fall under the zero-day heading. And that was before a number of recent events drew widespread concern from the cybersecurity field and the ...

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What the NSA Leak Means for Your Cyber Security

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Who has their hands on the most advanced exploits around? U.S. agencies? Professional hackers working for nation-states like Russia? Established black-hat groups targeting Fortune 500 companies? All of those make the list. But after the recent leak of advanced cyber weapons at the National Security Agency (NSA) last month, you can add a new contingent to that list: Just about ...

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Cyber Security and the 2016 Campaign Trail

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If anyone thought the 2016 presidential campaign would shift media attention away from cyber security headlines, think again. In fact, as the candidates jockey for position, a number of cyber events have turned into major talking points for each of the hopefuls and brought the topic to center stage. The controversy regarding Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server ...

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