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The User: Always Your Weakest Link

Feb 13, 2018, 08:55 AM Ben Gane

The Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report (DBIR) is one of the most respected annual reports in the security industry.Every year, the Verizon Research, Investigations, Solutions and Knowledge (RISK) team, one of the largest IT investigative entities in the world, shares deep insights into the...

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How Hackers Are Leveraging Machine Learning

Feb 13, 2018, 08:52 AM Ben Gane

For business executives and internal information security specialists, it seems that every day brings a new potential risk to the company – and in the current threat environment, it isn't hard to understand this viewpoint. Sophisticated cybercriminals are continually on the lookout...

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Emotet Banking Trojan - How a Single Mouse Click Cost a North Carolina School District $314,000

Feb 12, 2018, 09:00 AM Ben Gane

Sometimes it can seem that life is not fair. The Rockingham School District in North Carolina had been utilizing a very reputable and highly popular computer antivirus software for years to protect their enterprise. School leadership thought that this would protect their district from malware attacks...

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Star Wars, Network Security and the Force of SD-WAN

Feb 12, 2018, 08:57 AM Ben Gane

Like me, you’ve probably seen Star Wars: The Last Jedi a few times already. And, like me, you probably enjoyed it more than you expected. (For me it may have been partially due to the full-reclining seats, buttered popcorn, and 3-D glasses, but I digress). The Last Jedi got me thinking about...

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Engaging in a healthy transformation

Feb 12, 2018, 08:55 AM Ben Gane

Information is literally the lifeblood of nearly every organization. And for the healthcare industry in particular, ensuring the uninterrupted flow of information is absolutely critical for the effective diagnosis and treatment of patients. While digital transformation (DX) has become an imperative across nearly...

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Why Artificial Intelligence Is Our Last Invention (With Author James Barrat)

Feb 12, 2018, 08:48 AM Ben Gane

The Interchange IT Podcast is honored to have author and documentary filmmaker, James Barrat on the podcast. We talk to James about how he became interested in AI, the people he has interviewed, and how he developed his AI opinions. We also discussed the fallacies of Isaac Asimov’s Three...

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A Look Back: Reviewing the Worst Cyber Attacks of 2017 and the Lessons Learned

Feb 12, 2018, 08:37 AM Ben Gane

It seems that each year that passes is worse than the last in terms of hacking and cyber attacks, and 2017 was no exception.“Surprising no one, 2017 was marked another ‘worst year ever’ in data breaches and cyber incidents around the world,” said Jeff Wilbur, director of the Internet Society’s...

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Forcepoint operating system lockdown tool now open source

Feb 12, 2018, 08:33 AM Ben Gane

Forcepoint’s operating system (OS) lockdown tool, formerly known as Security Blanket, is now an open source project called “OS Lockdown.”This powerful tool is used to harden systems by aligning settings with published STIGs (Security Technical Implementation Guide), custom profiles built...

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Malware Protection Against Today’s Extreme Cybersecurity Threats

Feb 7, 2018, 11:17 AM Jenna Clements

Malware protection is more important today than ever since cybersecurity threats are on the rise. No great surprise there, right? But why, exactly, are cyber security threats so prevalent? The uptick is in no small part due to how much easier it is to take up the mantle of cyber attacker...

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Keeping the lights on

Feb 1, 2018, 08:38 AM Ben Gane

If there’s one industry where being kept in the dark is a very bad thing, it’s the energy and utility sector. Keeping the lights on and limiting outages is an imperative for energy providers. This has led suppliers to examine how digital transformation (DX) can improve their ability to maintain service availability...

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