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Don’t Let the Dow Jones Security Incident Happen to You: Strategies and Steps for Vendor Risk Management

Here we go again. When news broke Feb. 27 that a Dow Jones database of 2.4 million businesses and individuals was left on a public server without encryption or password protection, it exposed one of cybersecurity’s most chronic and pernicious problems: risk from third-party vendors and contractors. A Dow Jones spokesperson blamed an unnamed “authorized…

Don’t Let Complexity Get the Best of You

Computer networking has always evolved at a rapid pace, but it seems to be accelerating at a far greater rate today, resulting in unprecedented challenges for network security managers. The advent of the Internet has brought unprecedented access and the cloud has increased the speed of development and delivery. Now, containers and microservices provide the…

Stopping the cat-and-mouse game

If I were a cyber attacker, I wouldn’t go after just any user. I’d target privileged users. They are the people who hold the keys to the kingdom, so to speak – the sensitive information, the crown jewels. They have supervision and control over the enterprise’s servers, endpoints, databases, and customer and employee information. And…

Shifting Your Cybersecurity Strategy to Stop People-Centric Threats

Keeping companies safe from determined cybercriminals is an everyday battle as threats continue to evolve and business practices change. For many security teams, the question remains: What steps should organizations take today, and what should they anticipate tomorrow? According to Bhagwat Swaroop, EVP of email security for global cybersecurity company Proofpoint, the threat landscape has…