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Hearts Bleed Over Latest SSL Vulnerability

Sonali Shah | April 9, 2014

On April 7, the open-source OpenSSL project issued an advisory regarding a critical vulnerability identified as CVE-2014-0160 and called “Heartbleed.” This flaw, which takes advantage of OpenSSL’s heartbeat feature, has been present in...

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Today many organizations take a check-box approach to network security. By purchasing security products, meeting compliance standards and performing audits, businesses gain some insight into their security posture and those of third...

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Our recent BitSight blog post Cyber Security Risk: Perception versus Reality in Corporate America resonated with many in the infosec community and was even picked up by WIRED’s Innovation Insights and cited in a Forbes article by Howard ...

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When third party vendors, partners, processors and contractors find out about a breach of your customers' data, do you know what their notification practices are? Would you be surprised to know that almost a full third of them probably...

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In February, BitSight released a new BitSight Insight examining the cyber health of the U.S. economy and found that 82% of the 460 companies assessed had an externally observable security compromise in 2013. Examples of security events...

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How Strong is the Cyber Health of the U.S. Economy?

Sonali Shah | February 13, 2014

With the headlines these days filled with news of data breaches - Target, Neiman Marcus, Michaels, to name a few - cyber security is now top of mind among Americans. We know that today every business faces cyber risk, but just how are U.S....

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With so much of today's business processes dependent on a complicated network of suppliers, contractors, and service providers, the problem of determining liability for data privacy and protection is quickly coming to a head. When...

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Once a year, political leaders and business executives gather in Davos, Switzerland to discuss political and economic issues of global importance at the World Economic Forum (WEF).  This meeting occurred last week, and I was pleased to see...

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Many of the facts surrounding the Target breach still remain unclear, even as details continue to emerge publicly. We still don’t know what the final tally of breached organizations will be, but the list keeps growing. In addition to who...

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