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Finance Tech, Mobile Banking & Payments

Why cybersecurity keeps payments executives up at night

July 19, 2021

Via: Payments Dive

Like the rest of the financial services sector, the payments industry is on alert about a rise in cybersecurity incidents, a concern that has only become more acute as the world economy adjusted to the Covid-19 pandemic. Large industry players […]


Finance Tech, Mobile Banking & Payments

Payments industry faces potential ‘destructive attacks,’ Biden cybersecurity official warns

April 8, 2021

Via: Mobile Payments Today

When it comes to safeguarding the U.S. payments system, the Biden administration is keenly focused on ransomware and infrastructure threats, a top cybersecurity official from the United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) told an industry trade group yesterday. Eric […]


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Half of U.S. local government offices haven’t upgraded their ransomware defenses since 2019’s online crime spree, IBM poll says

February 27, 2020

Via: Fortune

Half of state and local government officials say their office hasn’t done anything to prepare for ransomware over the last year, a new survey says, despite such attacks debilitating cities and counties around the country in 2019. A Harris-IBM survey […]


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Overcoming the strains facing cybersecurity

November 20, 2019

Via: TechRadar

Consumers are no longer surprised by data breaches. And, the truth is that large scale data breaches are here to stay. In fact, according to recent research from Bitdefender, six in every ten businesses have suffered a data breach in […]


Industries, Others

Growing threat to medical devices will help drive cybersecurity market to $143 billion

October 9, 2019

Via: TechRadar

A new report estimates that the global cybersecurity market will be worth $143 billion in the year 2021, and that this major growth will be driven in part by the need for better security for vital connected medical devices. Analytics […]


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Should Companies Bolster Their Cybersecurity by ‘Hacking Back?’

July 24, 2019

Via: Fortune

Attend any cybersecurity confab, and you’ll encounter some version of the following refrain. “There are two types of companies in this world: those that have been hacked and those that don’t yet know they’ve been hacked.” The phrase that launched […]


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Why is hospital security lagging behind banks?

May 16, 2019

Via: TechRadar

A recent MIT study revealed that the healthcare sector “has lagged behind other industries in protecting its main stakeholder (ie, patients)”. One healthcare security professional highlighted the gap in a comment to the researchers lamenting that “When [I was] in […]


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Education is key in keeping data safe

March 13, 2019

Via: TechRadar

In this perfect world we live in, businesses, governments, and other organizations are all honest and get cybersecurity right. They have all the knowledge and resources on their side, and all the data comes together in their systems, so of […]


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Orange boosts mobile fleet cybersecurity

February 7, 2018

Via: TechRadar

Orange has revealed it is boosting cybersecurity protection for mobile devices with a new platform offering tougher security than ever before. The company is teaming up with security experts Check Point to launch Mobile Threat Protection, a new service that […]


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It’s Time to Change the Cybersecurity Conversation

October 30, 2017

Via: Dark Reading

The IT security industry needs more balance between disclosure of threats and discussion of defense practices – and greater sharing of ideas For more than 11 years now, Dark Reading has annually reported major increases in cybersecurity spending, hiring, and […]


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How to Build a Path Toward Diversity in Information Security

July 28, 2017

Via: Dark Reading

Some 1.8 million information security professionals will be needed in the next five years worldwide, further driving home the need to expand the pool of potential candidates by bringing more women and minorities into the mix, speakers on the “Making Diversity a […]


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WannaCry? You’re Not Alone: The 5 Stages of Security Grief

June 23, 2017

Via: Dark Reading

When it comes to securing the enterprise, the attackers have the advantage. Defenders are required to protect against every conceivable threat while the attacker needs only a single attack vector to penetrate a network. The universe of potential intrusion vectors […]


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Here Are 10 of the Biggest Corporate Hacks in History

June 22, 2017

Via: Fortune

Who has been hacked? It might be easier to ask who hasn’t been hacked, as Fortune explores in the cover story of our Jul. 1 issue. The list below is just a sample of big companies and institutions struck by […]


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Why We Need a Data-Driven Cybersecurity Market

May 18, 2017

Via: Dark Reading

Imagine you’re the chief information security officer (CISO) of a big bank. You’ve just implemented a new cybersecurity program and you want to see how your metrics stack up against those of your peers. It should be easy, right? It’s […]


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The Industrial Revolution of Application Security

March 15, 2017

Via: Dark Reading

The industrial revolution marks a significant time period in our history because it was one of the first “disruptions” that led to advances in productivity and innovation. The most important inventions were the machines that automated work done manually with […]


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20 Cybersecurity Startups To Watch In 2017

February 27, 2017

Via: Dark Reading

In spite of a slowdown in the overall funding activity from venture capital firms in 2016, the cybersecurity market continued to raise money at full steam. Last year saw the market break records in terms of funding deals, with Q3 […]


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Microsoft Beefs Up Enterprise Security In Windows 10, Surface

February 13, 2017

Via: Dark Reading

Microsoft is making a series of announcements at next week’s RSA Conference as part of its broader enterprise security strategy. It has been more than a year since Microsoft announced plans to invest $1B in an integrated security strategy across […]


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Ransomware: How A Security Inconvenience Became The Industry’s Most-Feared Vulnerability

January 17, 2017

Via: Dark Reading

The word “ransomware” conjures up images of dark cloaks and even darker alleys, and not surprisingly, the level of media attention has been unprecedented. The fact that news stories measure the affect of ransomware in terms of cash helps grab […]


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Information Security Spending Will Top $101 Billion By 2020

October 14, 2016

Via: Dark Reading

Security executives often blame a lack of budget for their inability to stay on top of existing and emerging threats. But recent trends in security spending suggest that they would have less of an argument for doing so over the […]


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Today’s Cybersecurity Management Requires A New Approach

October 3, 2016

Via: Dark Reading

Cybersecurity today has reached a turning point. Managing today’s cybersecurity issues requires a new model with which to identify critical information that needs to be protected, a new model to identify the threats that jeopardize that information, and a new […]