Tony Sager

Arduous Search Yields Security Best Practices

Tony Sager is a Senior VP and Chief Evangelist for the Center for Internet Security. He leads the development of the CIS Critical Security Controls, a worldwide consensus project to find and support technical best practices in cybersecurity. Tony also serves as the Director of the SANS Innovation Center, a subsidiary of The SANS Institute. […]

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Tim Crothers

Target Cyber Security Chief Shares His Formula for Building a Loyal Team

Target Corp. experienced a serious system breach in 2013, introduced through an inadequately protected downstream supplier in what has become a textbook case of a hack to avoid. Tim Crothers had worked at General Electric Corp. He is the man who came aboard two years ago as Senior Director of Cybersecurity to steer the team […]

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Bob Stasio

Teasing Out Data Jumble to Make Plots and Actors Emerge

Senior Product Manager Bob Stasio of IBM i2 Safer Planet was keynote speaker for Cyber Security Summit 2016. Prior to joining IBM, Mr. Stasio worked in threat intelligence programs at Bloomberg and global financial firms. He also has deep government experience having served at NSA’s Cyber Center, U.S. Cyber Command, U.S. Army’s Signals Intelligence Corps, […]

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Cyber Due Diligence Should be a Key Component of a Corporate Acquisition

In July, Verizon announced that it would acquire Yahoo’s Internet business for $4.8 billion. In September, Yahoo disclosed that a massive data breach had compromised 500 million user accounts.  The breach happened nearly two years ago, in late 2014.  Now, Verizon has stated publicly that it believes the breach has had a material impact on Yahoo.  […]

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Realities of today’s digital economy

Amid mushrooming IoT device sales and attendant channel transaction growth, findings from a recent study raise serious concerns about just how effectively online businesses are able to safeguard their stakeholders’ digital identities. A White Paper titled “The Economics of Digital Identity” was published by The Economist and authored by a team of experts at the Economist Intelligence […]

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RSA: Most companies still exposed to significant cyber risk

Is your company exposed to significant cyber risk? If not, you’re in the minority, according to a new report from RSA. For the second year in a row, RSA, The Security Division of EMC, found that 75 percent of 878 survey respondents across 81 countries have significant cybersecurity risk exposure. There was, however, at least […]

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Another study suggests ransomware growing in popularity

Based on news reports, ransomware attacks appear to be growing in popularity, and a new study seems to confirm that they have become the scam of choice among hackers. In the first quarter of 2016, 93 percent of phishing emails contained ransomware, according to a recent report from PhishMe, a phishing-defense solutions provider. The company […]

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Study: U.S. companies lack coverage against cyber attacks

Almost half of all American companies find themselves without cyber security insurance, according to a recently released study measuring the cyber preparedness of global companies. The study was done by security consultant NTT Com Security. Forty-nine percent of U.S. based companies admit to being without specific insurance dedicated to protecting their information against a cyber-attack. Despite […]

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Corporate executives among most vulnerable for cyber security attacks

A cyber security “accountability gap” is appearing in corporations around the world as executives are becoming more vulnerable to cyber security attacks than other company employees, according to a recently released report titled Accountability Gap: Cybersecurity and Building a Culture of Responsibility. The report was produced by the Institute of Management Studies, Goldsmiths, University of London; […]

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Mobile point of sale growth necessitates enhanced cyber tools

The mobile point of sale (POS) market is expected to grow by 49 percent each year until 2020, according to a new report released by Technavio that analyzed mobile POS shipments worldwide, as well as sales of smartphones, tablets and mobile POS terminals. The POS terminals, which are attached to mobile devices and used to […]

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Apple, Amazon news highlights growing mobile cyber security market

Amazon and Apple have made headlines in recent weeks as both companies have attempted to alleviate concerns regarding their mobile cyber security practices. While the technology titans have been the biggest brands to publicly undergo such analysis, it appears many other companies are following suit, according to multiple recently released reports. The global anti-malware industry […]

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