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Shield Your Business From Cybercrime by Countering Threats From Within

While it’s hard to estimate the cost of cybercrime, experts agree the number is massive, and on the rise. “The global figure has been put at around $200 billion annually,” said Kurt Baumgarten, head of Information Security & Technology Management at Linedata in Boston, in an interview with Forbes. “Or, looking at it from the …

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Experts Predict Cyberattacks May Jeopardize One-Third of all Healthcare Records

With the recent news that yet another healthcare company has been the victim of a potential data breach, predictions that one-third of health records stolen may not seem so far off. Premier Healthcare, based in Bloomington, Ind., recently announced that a laptop with personal patient information had been stolen — leading to the possibility that …

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Counter cybersecurity threats with a human-machine dual strategy

High tech + human touch = IT success. Earlier this year, the 3.5-hour outage at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) raised a lot of eyebrows in the IT community. Opinions about the cause of this outage, including my own, came out of the woodwork despite official statements claiming “technical issues” following a software update. …

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The new Rogue IT: A growing, invisible threat to your IT operations

Meet the new rogue IT — a growing trend that may have already found its way into your organization. Back in the day, “rogue IT” typically entailed departments building servers and putting them under their desks in an attempt to circumvent the IT department and all of the pesky security controls that came with IT-approved …

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Have you implemented policies to ensure your business is risk-ready?

Data breaches are serious and very real threats in today’s digital world, and no industry sectors are immune. In the medical sector alone, the cost of client data breach liability, expense, and settlements surpassed the same costs from medical malpractice. Securing data and minimizing the probability and impact of data breaches is at its core …

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Stepping up defenses against cyber attacks as IoT demands grow

In what is expected to be a steady series of steps to combat cyber attacks, the GSM Association recently released guidelines to address the looming security problems that could result from the growing Internet of Things (IoT) trend. The guidelines could go a long way in governing how well so-called smart devices are designed and …

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Data Center downtime takes a turn for the worse in 2015

2015 wasn’t a good year for data centers when weighing the damage of downtime. The costs related to downtime climbed to $740,000 in 2015 for a single data center outage. That’s up from an average of $690,000 in 2013. And experts are blaming cybercrime as one of the leading causes of the outages, according to …

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Project aims to help companies protect data — after a cyber attack

With the United States now tallying up to 80 to 90 million cybersecurity events a year, many companies are facing the harsh reality of what to do when they’re attacked. That amounts to about 400 new threats every minute, according to Sarbjit Nahal, managing director at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, who was quoted in …

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The State of Cybersecurity in 2015 [Infographic]

What’s as commonplace as your mobile habit and bankrupts businesses every day of the week? Cyber threats. Once confined to sci-fi movie plots, cyber crime is now an everyday occurrence, crippling businesses of every size and industry. How big is the problem? HUGE. In fact, the percentage of global security incidents now more than doubles …

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