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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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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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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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