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Security

4 Root Causes of Data Breaches

Recent studies from the Ponemon Institute and IBM have found that the cost of a data breach for enterprises has increased 6.4% to $3.86 million per event. Meanwhile, the average cost of a data breach

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Security

How Doxxing Can Impact Your Organization

Reaching beyond the infosec community, one of the most publicized incidents of the past decade was the 2014 doxxing of Sony Pictures. Ostensibly, the attack was ordered by North Korean leader Kim

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Encryption

Full Disk Encryption: Not what you might think

In Windows 10  it’s called “Device Encryption” and is powered by BitLocker. On macOS it’s called “FileVault” and it’s baked right in to iOS devices without a real name. Whatever it’s labeled as on

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Security

Anatomy of an Attack: An evil twin joins an accounting firm

This is a series designed to illustrate the impact of data breaches on different types of businesses from the perspective of key stakeholders at those businesses. In this first installment of Anatomy

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Encryption

The DFS Encryption Mandate is Here. Are You Ready?

February 15th marked the deadline for all businesses under the jurisdiction of the New York State Department of Financial Services (DFS) to be in compliance with new cybersecurity regulations.

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Compliance

New York State's New Cybersecurity & Encryption Requirements

On March 1, 2017, the New York State Department of Financial Services (DFS) made effective its Cybersecurity Requirements for Financial Services Companies (Full PDF: 23 NYCRR Part 500).

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Privacy

The Password Paradox

We tend to think of passwords as little secrets meant to keep things safe when we use technology. But what if they’re actually making us less secure?

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Encryption

Full Disk Encryption: Not what you might think

In WIndows 10  it’s called “Device Encryption” and is powered by BitLocker. On macOS it’s called “FileVault” and it’s baked right in to iOS devices without a real name. Whatever it’s labeled as on

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