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The Cyber Stickup

by Travis Abercrombie November 18th, 2015

The Wild West evokes images of Conestoga wagons, saloons, stick-up kids, and the inevitable quick-draw duel between cops and robbers. Fast forward three centuries, and that same struggle still plays out daily– but this time the uncharted territory is the Internet, and the stickup kids are hackers whose weapons of choice are distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks. Read Full Article


Four Cybersecurity Trends to Look Out For In 2016

by Margee Abrams November 16th, 2015

2015 was a year that, as predicted, saw an unsettling escalation in both cyberattacks and diversification in attack methodology. Since the cybersecurity landscape is constantly evolving, protection solutions must constantly shift to match, if not anticipate, attackers’ modus operandi. Long story short: cyberattacks show no sign of slowing down. With this in mind, we look ahead to what’s in store for 2016, examining some emerging trends that are likely to affect security requirements. Read Full Article


Webinar: How to Reduce Risk When You Can’t Instantly Remediate “High” or “Critical” CVEs

by Nikitas Magel November 13th, 2015

Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) notifications provide full scale remediation recommendations, but only offer alternative risk reduction strategies where the full remediation has not yet been made available. On Thursday, November 19th at 1:00pm ET, Information Week/Dark Reading will host a Neustar-sponsored webinar to discuss recent high and critical CVEs. Join us to learn some reasonable, short-term steps that can be implemented to reduce the risk of exposure until a complete remediation can be executed. Read Full Article


Two Studies Show that Cybersecurity Pros Could Use More Confidence

by Mark Jackley November 12th, 2015

Closing in on the anniversary of the one of the most notorious hacks in media and entertainment, Variety magazine reports that the industry is paying closer attention to cyber-attacks. But, according to a PwC study cited by Variety, nearly 60 percent of 300+ industry executives said they were only “somewhat confident” or less in their information security. 41.5 percent said they were “very confident.” Read Full Article


Infographic: Holiday Shopping

by Travis Abercrombie November 11th, 2015

When the clock strikes midnight on November 25, retailers and consumers alike will shift their focus from talking turkey to hunting for online deals. But from Black Friday to Christmas Eve, the excitement of online shopping could easily turn into dismay and horror from a hack or information breach. As the holiday shopping season fast approaches, read this infographic to better secure your company’s online resources. Read Full Article