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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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Octave’s Managing Director shares his latest thoughts and insights on cybersecurity in the Caribbean

Octave Consulting’s Managing Director Niel Harper recently sat down with ICT Pulse online magazine to discuss the state of cybersecurity in the Caribbean region. He discussed a number of topics such as the evolution of the threat landscape, ransomware, attacks against critical Internet infrastructure (e.g. DNS, BGP, etc.),[…]

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March 10, 2018
What is a virtual CISO? When and why should you hire one?

Chief information security officers (CISOs) are increasingly in-demand, and the very good ones are expensive and difficult to lock down. As more and more organizations who are without CISOs suffer breaches, how should they go about bringing such talent into their businesses? Could an on-demand virtual CISO (vCISO)[…]

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February 22, 2018
World’s Biggest Data Breaches Visualized

Data breaches happen daily, in too many places at once to keep count. But what constitutes a huge breach versus a small one? ‘Information is Beautiful’ has created an amazing visualization map of the world’s biggest data breaches. This mapping is based not necessarily on the number of[…]

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