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Attracting Cybersecurity Talent Takes an Open Mind, Creativity and Honesty

Retaining cybersecurity talent can be difficult. Along with our previous tips, how can you attract great workers?   Difficulties and Positive Changes   The recent ISACA State of Cybersecurity 2022 survey provides some key markers: Unfilled positions are on the rise (not good) Existing teams are understaffed (not good) Budgets are (finally) increasing (good) University degree mandates […]

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The C-Suite Is Optimistic About Ransomware. Are They Right?

The majority of C-suite executives are confident in their organization’s protection against ransomware attacks. At least, that’s what a recent research report from ISC2 shows. In fact, just 15% express a lack of confidence. Does this confidence take into account the nearly 53% rise in double extortion ransomware attacks between January and February? Are the […]

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Who Is Legally Responsible for a Cyber Incident?

After a company discovers a cyber attack on its network, the finger-pointing begins. The CEO blames the chief information security officer (CISO). The CISO blames the financial officers for not setting aside enough money for cyber defenses. The chief information officer begins to look for a scapegoat further down the supply chain. Maybe they fire […]

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How to Become World Class at Cyber Hygiene

In a recent podcast from England Rugby Union coach Eddie Jones, he made reference to the adage about trying to be “world-class at things that require zero effort.”     Relating that adage to the work environment, people can become world-class in some ways that require ‘zero effort’: Being on time for online meetings   Paying attention […]

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One Size Does Not Fit All Organizations

Often, when you read about cybersecurity, the advice appears to be ‘one size fits all’. People recommend the same things, regardless of if the business is two people in a home office or a global group with 100,000 employees. In some ways, the underlying concepts of cybersecurity are the same for all companies. However, the […]

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Why Phishing Is Still the Top Attack Method

Attackers are known to pore over a company’s website and social channels. Perhaps they spot a mention of an upcoming charity event. Who runs the charity? What does their email signature look like? What’s the color and size of the charity’s logo?    This kind of information is priceless to attackers. From there, attackers can craft […]

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IBM to Acquire Randori, Transforming How Clients Manage Risk with Attack Surface Management

Organizations today are faced with defending a complex technology landscape — with cyberattacks targeted at constantly changing cloud, distributed, and on-premises environments. Often escaping security scans and periodic assessments, these changes represent windows of opportunities for attackers looking to bypass defenses. While there always have — and always will be — unknown risks, having a […]

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Real Security Concerns Are Scarier Than Doomsday Predictions

The metaverse, artificial intelligence (AI) run amok, the singularity … many far-out situations have become a dinner-table conversation. Will AI take over the world? Will you one day have a computer chip in your brain? These science fiction ideas may never come to fruition, but some do point to existing security risks. While nobody can […]

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Recovering Ransom Payments: Is This the End of Ransomware?

What’s the best way to stop ransomware? Make it riskier and less lucrative for cyber criminals. Nearly all intruders prefer to collect a ransom in cryptocurrency. But it’s a double-edged sword since even crypto leaves a money trail. Recovering ransomware payouts could lead to a sharp decline in exploits. Ransomware is still today’s top attack […]

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To Retain Cybersecurity Employees, Know What Drives Them

COVID-19 may have given cybersecurity talent retention an artificial prop up over the last two years. For example, job satisfaction was on a downward trend from 2018 to 2019, but with the pandemic came a plateau in 2020 and 2021. Was the plateau due to newfound satisfaction or were there other factors, such as economic […]

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Lessons Learned by 2022 Cyberattacks: X-Force Threat Intelligence Report

Every year, the IBM Security X-Force team of cybersecurity experts mines billions of data points to reveal today’s most urgent security statistics and trends. This year’s X-Force Threat Intelligence Index 2022 digs into attack types, infection vectors, top threat actors, malware trends and industry-specific insights.  This year, a new industry took the infamous top spot: […]

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