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  1. Managing Cyber Crime & Cybersecurity Budget

    The cost of cybercrime is on the rise. In fact, this year the average annual losses to companies worldwide came out to $7.7 million, according to a new report from the Ponemon Institute and Hewlett Packard Enterprise. Cybersecurity incidents are not only increasing in number, they are also becoming progressively destructive and target a broadening…


  2. Healthcare Security Battlefront: Data Breaches and Building Security

    This year celebrates the 10th anniversary of National Health IT week. Health IT serves to improve the quality of healthcare delivery, decrease medical errors, improve patient safety, and improve patient outcomes. The industry has seen massive advances in networked medical devices and electronic health records over the past few years. Unfortunately, as noted by a…


  3. Enterprise Security: The Advantages of Using EV Certificates

    As more and more people choose to shop, share, bank, and view accounts online, the need for online browsing security has also grown. SSL Certificates are critical to online security and are the backbone of Internet safety. Extended Validation (EV) Certificates, in particular, provide that extra layer of protection be requiring a strictly defined issuance…


  4. What We Learned from Black Hat 2015

    Black Hat Conference Recap

    Black Hat, founded by computer security expert Jeff Moss, held its 18th annual conference in Las Vegas this week. In the first four days, attendees receive training from experts in the infosec community. The fifth and sixth days were dedicated to briefings. Over a hundred experts presented 100 briefings during the conference with topics covering everything…


  5. LastPass Hack and the Case for Two-factor Authentication

    On Monday, June 15, 2015, a popular password manager, LastPass, announced a security breach. After noticing suspicious activity on their network, LastPass discovered that their account email addresses, password reminders, server per user salts, and authentication hashes were compromised. However, they announced that they have found “no evidence that encrypted user vault data was taken, nor…