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Five lessons we can learn from financial services and compliance

Banks and financial services organisations have been a prime target for hackers for a very long time, and as a result of this the industry has had to adhere to security …

Security breaches, data loss and outages cost U.S. hospitals $1.6B

A new MeriTalk report, based on a survey of healthcare IT executives and underwritten by EMC, quantifies the organizational cost associated with security breaches, data loss, …

Why governance and policy can strengthen compliance efforts

A colleague of mine recently made a joke and it made me pause to think. During our discussion on compliance and how internal policy can help organizations comply with external …

Penetration testing: Accurate or abused?

According to a recent Ponemon study, since 2010 cybercrime costs have climbed 78% and the time required to recover from a breach has increased 130%. On average, U.S. …

Most non-IT employees don’t “get” company IT security policies

DataMotion released results of its second annual survey on corporate email and file transfer habits. Among the findings is a far-reaching communications disconnect between IT …

One in five SMB retailers lacks security fundamentals

Fortinet published new research that shows where SMB retailers stand in regards to compliance regulations, security policies and new technologies that help manage big data and …

What healthcare security and privacy pros wish for

2013 proved to be a dizzying year for healthcare compliance, privacy, and information security: the Affordable Care Act, enforcement of the HIPAA Omnibus Final Rule, and …

Four reasons why audits matter

We live in a world where assurance is a precious commodity. People with bad intentions are getting smarter every day as evidenced by the recent compromise of nearly 40 million …

Top 8 security insights for 2014

BeyondTrust’s Advanced Research labs has identified what they believe will be the top 8 pain points and “big deals” in security in 2014. Threat vectors: 2014 …

Experts offer cyber security forecast for the year ahead

Kroll released its third annual Cyber Security Forecast, a prediction of the most significant cyber issues organizations will confront in 2014. The latest forecast highlights …

A look at security effectiveness by industry

BitSight analyzed security ratings for over 70 Fortune 200 companies in four industries – energy, finance, retail and technology. The objective was to uncover …

NERC CIP compliance insufficient to ensure electric system security

Tripwire announced the results of a survey on North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP) compliance. The online survey was …

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