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Read about the latest cybersecurity news and get advice on third-party vendor risk management, reporting cybersecurity to the Board, managing cyber risks, benchmarking security performance, and more.

3 Ways to Ensure Best-in-Class Third Party Cyber Risk Management

An effective third party cyber risk management program both identifies potential threats and finds ways to mitigate them. Organizations should aspire to the highest possible standards when it comes to their security posture. To do so, they...

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Cyber Risk Should Be A Growing Concern to the Municipal Bond Market

Following an increase in ransomware cyber attacks, most notably May 2017’s WannaCry attack, U.S. public sector entities are starting to see the effects of these attacks on the almost $4 trillion municipal debt market. As a result, issuers...

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Takeaways from the 2017 Gartner Security & Risk Management Summit

This year marked another great Gartner Security & Risk Management Summit with over 3,000 attendees, bringing together CEOs, CIOs, CISOs, IT Directors, Risk Managers, and other risk and security professionals to National Harbor, MD from...

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New Research: W-2 Phishing Scams Increase During Tax Season

Stress and worry are emotions that are often linked with the period between the beginning of a new year and mid-April, the federal tax filing deadline. Modern technology has brought with it techniques and applications that reduce this...

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Cloudbleed: Breakdown of Cloudflare's Memory Leak

On Thursday, February 23rd, Cloudflare announced a serious bug in its caching infrastructure that caused uninitialized memory to be printed on a number of its customers’ websites. This information included sensitive data such as passwords,...

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Uncovering the Impact of the MongoDB Vulnerability

Over the past couple of weeks, a major issue has surfaced affecting numerous companies that use MongoDB to store their data. Those who install MongoDB on a server and use default settings are exposing their data to the internet and...

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Do Investors Care About Cybersecurity?

Given the financial, reputational, and legal harm that can arise from cyber breaches, corporate shareholders and investors are increasingly concerned about the cybersecurity of the companies in their investment portfolio. How will...

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The Top Cybersecurity Threats Of 2016: An Overview For Board Meetings

Boards today have a vested interest in the cybersecurity posture of their companies. Because of this, board members are increasingly interested in being briefed on top cybersecurity threats and understanding the countermeasures that should...

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How Quickly are you Detecting Network Intrusions?

Recent breaches making headlines all share a troubling characteristic. In each breach detailed below, the intrusions of company networks lasted months - or in other cases, even longer than a year. While no company is impervious to a...

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