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Putin nearly had him: Trump backtracks on joint cyber security unit

Putin nearly had him: Trump backtracks on joint cyber security unit

Written by on July 10, 2017 in Features with 0 Comments

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump on Sunday backtracked on his push for a cyber security unit with Russia, tweeting that he did not think it could happen, hours after his proposal was harshly criticized by Republicans who said Moscow could not be trusted. Trump said on Twitter early on Sunday that he and […]

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News highlights – 8 June

News highlights – 8 June

Written by on June 9, 2017 in News with 0 Comments

News highlights for 8 June BT drops PwC as auditors after BT Italy scandal (Reuters) – Britain’s BT said on Thursday it would drop PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), its auditors since 1984, in favor of KPMG after an evaluation done following BT’s Italy accounting scandal revealed “areas for improvement” for PwC. Read more… Bain replacing KKR in […]

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News highlights – 31 May

News highlights – 31 May

Written by on June 1, 2017 in News with 0 Comments

News highlights for 31 May German court rules that parents have no rights over dead children’s Facebook account FRANKFURT (Reuters) – A German court rejected a mother’s demand on Wednesday that Facebook grant her access to her deceased daughter’s account. Read more… Nokia 3310 in Africa? They already have the originals LAGOS (Reuters) – For […]

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Cyber security has become a C level priority

Cyber security has become a C level priority

Written by on May 23, 2017 in Guest Blog with 0 Comments

Security executives are under increasing pressure to keep sensitive networks, systems and data safe from threats which are rapidly increasing in both frequency as well as complexity. It’s no surprise, then, that CSOs and CISOs often find themselves in the hot seat when it comes to the topic of cyber security. Their roles are changing along […]

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The BakerHostetler report says back to basics is best for security

The BakerHostetler report says back to basics is best for security

Written by on April 28, 2017 in Guest Blog with 0 Comments

The BakerHostetler report says companies need to continue focusing on the basics to become and remain “Compromise Ready.” The BakerHostetler 2017 Data Security Incident Response Report highlights the critical need for senior executives in all industries to understand and be ready to tackle the legal and business risks associated with cyber threats and to have enterprise-wide tactics […]

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Cyber security breaches have cost billions in shareholder value

Cyber security breaches have cost billions in shareholder value

Written by on April 13, 2017 in News with 0 Comments

LONDON (Reuters) – Cyber security breaches erode companies’ share prices permanently, with financials the worst hit, a study issued by IT consultant CGI and Oxford Economics has found. Severe cyber security breaches, such as those having legal or regulatory consequences, involve the loss of hundreds of thousands of records and hurt the firm’s brand, caused […]

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The state of healthcare cyber security will give you a heart attack

The state of healthcare cyber security will give you a heart attack

Written by on April 4, 2017 in Guest Blog with 1 Comment

A recent Healthcare cyber security report from Evolve IP found that more than two-thirds of healthcare organizations have employees with compromised email credentials. Of these compromised accounts, 76 percent included actionable password information for sale on the dark web, the report found. And between about 55 percent and 80 percent of organizations had compromised email […]

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Obama Justice official warns Europe on Russia, others, meddling in elections

Obama Justice official warns Europe on Russia, others, meddling in elections

Written by on February 16, 2017 in News with 0 Comments

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – A former Justice Department official who served in the Obama administration said European countries must be willing to respond forcefully to efforts by Russia or others to use cyber attacks to meddle in their elections, saying the U.S. response fell short. Former Assistant Attorney General John Carlin, who ran the national […]

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Cyber security compliance in the age of constant cyber threat

Cyber security compliance in the age of constant cyber threat

Written by on February 10, 2017 in Guest Blog with 0 Comments

Cyber security compliance and survival in 2017 While cyber security compliance does not translate to a risk free, air tight, ultra-secure environment, it is a starting point. In a CIO poll, conducted last year, of more than 1,100 security executives around the world, 91 percent of respondents consider their organization to be vulnerable to internal […]

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Trump to make agency heads completely accountable for cyber security

Trump to make agency heads completely accountable for cyber security

Written by on February 3, 2017 in Guest Blog with 0 Comments

A cyber security executive order awaiting President Trump’s signature is aimed at improving nation’s hacker defenses. The cyber security executive order includes a plan to have the U.S. military review what kids are learning about cyber security in school. The president was expected to sign the mandate Tuesday. But instead Trump met with NSA director […]

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