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Archive for 2018
Should it be mandatory for CISOs to be part of the Board of Directors?

More and more boards are scrutinizing the impact of security and privacy issues on their businesses. However, taken action to being CISOs on to the board has been way too slow. The main challenge is that they don’t grasp that information security issues are not simply IT issues.[…]

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Should Domain Names be Considered ‘Contracts for Service’ or ‘Property Rights’?

The legal status of domain names is one of the most hotly debated topics with regards to evolving property rights and how they should be applied to technological and intellectual property ‘innovations’ in cyberspace. At present, there are two opposing factions on this topic: On one hand, there[…]

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Four Steps to Patch Management Success

The need for patch management has repeatedly been demonstrated in recent years as companies large and small suffered data breaches due to unpatched vulnerabilities.  The patch management function of applying patches to remediate known vulnerabilities may seem simple, but even one unpatched computer can lead to compromise.  Last[…]

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Tech Firms Sign ‘Digital Geneva Accord’ Not to Aid Governments in Cyberwar

More than 30 high-tech companies, led by Microsoft and Facebook, announced a set of principles on Tuesday that included a declaration that they would not help any government — including that of the United States — mount cyberattacks against “innocent civilians and enterprises from anywhere,” reflecting Silicon Valley’s[…]

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2.6 Billion-Plus Data Records Breached Last Year

Every minute, nearly 5,000 data records are lost or stolen somewhere around the globe: that’s more than 7.1 million a day. New data from security firm Gemalto’s annual Breach Level Index calculated more than 2.6 billion data records were compromised in 2017 – either lost, stolen, or left[…]

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