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Get Ready for Updated NIST Compliance Requirements

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Like so many areas of the American political system, federal cyber security regulation is in a period of transition. Some of the change is an effect of the presidential handoff to an administration with a markedly different agenda from the previous one. But an even greater driver has been the failure of some government agencies to protect highly sensitive data. ...

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3 Tips for Avoiding Data Hostage Situations

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At the start of the year, Lunarline predicted that ransomware would be among the top cyber security concerns for 2016. This long-standing threat – in which a hacker takes system resources hostage and demands a fee to regain access – is rapidly becoming more popular. This is a part of a larger, concerning trend in which yesterday’s hacking methods are ...

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Controlling, Containing and Recovering from Cyber Security Incidents

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Company stakeholders and IT personnel alike know that cyber security incidents can do a lot of damage in a hurry. Between the costs of recovery, lost business, reputational damage and fines, organizations can easily spend millions on a single incident. In fact, the Ponemon Institute reported the average per-incident cost of data breaches to be about $3.5 million – a ...

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The Importance of Automation and Standardization in Cyber Security Processes

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To be effective, cyber security requires human intervention. A lot of companies with limited security budgets learn this the hard way. They trust security software suites to handle their defenses and find themselves victims of costly breaches. As organizations move toward more proactive security measures — including threat intelligence, penetration testing, continuous monitoring and real-time response — there is a ...

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