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Shadow cloud apps pose unseen risks

When individuals and departments bypass IT to acquire cloud services and apps, IT and security teams are blind to the security vulnerabilities and compliance issues they present.

Written by Maria Korolov10 Oct. 17 22:00

How to get fired in 2017: Have a security breach

There are many reasons why IT professionals can be fired, but six out of the top nine are related to security. Fireable offenses included failing to modernize a security program, data breaches with unknown causes, data breaches that do not become public, and the failure of a security product or program investment.

Written by Maria Korolov19 Jan. 17 02:00

Hackers get around AI with flooding, poisoning and social engineering

Machine learning technologies can help companies spot suspicious user behaviors, malicious software, and fraudulent purchases -- but even as the defensive technologies are getting better, attackers are finding ways to get around them

Written by Maria Korolov16 Dec. 16 23:15

AI is coming, and will take some jobs, but no need to worry

There will still be plenty of work to go around so job prospects should remain good, especially for those who keep up with technology, broaden their skill sets, and get a better understanding of their company's business needs.

Written by Maria Korolov02 Dec. 16 22:44

AI makes security systems more flexible

Advances in machine learning are making security systems easier to train and more flexible in dealing with changing conditions, but not all use cases are benefitting at the same rate.

Written by Maria Korolov08 Nov. 16 22:35

Flood of threat intelligence overwhelming for many firms

Three years after Target missed alerts warning them abut a massive data breach, the amount of threat information coming in from security systems is still overwhelming for many companies, due to lack of expertise and integration issues.

Written by Maria Korolov03 Nov. 16 23:04

73% of companies using vulnerable end-of-life networking devices

Seventy-three percent of companies are using vulnerable, end-of-life networking equipment, up from 60 percent last year, according to a review of more than 212,000 Cisco networking devices at 350 organizations across North America

Written by Maria Korolov28 Sept. 16 22:00

A single ransomware network has pulled in $121 million

A ransomware author and distributor was able to collect $121 million in ransomware payments during the first half of this year, netting $94 million after expenses, according to a report released today

Written by Maria Korolov14 Sept. 16 21:39

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