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Could data breaches be less costly than we all thought?

The average cost of a data breach is almost impossibly hard to determine, but that hasn't discouraged many from trying. And while the figures researchers come up with are usually downright scary, recent research says it could be much less than we all … Continue Reading

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Wikileaks file dump contains malware: Report

Whether you side with Wikileaks or not in its mission to spill secrets, here's some advice most people can get behind: If you're going to release documents for public consumption, maybe check them for viruses first. … Continue Reading

Why do security warnings go unheeded? Users’ brains

If you think your users are terrible at noticing security issues, you may be right. But before you go blaming them, just know this: Most warnings go unheeded not because users aren't paying attention, but because they're focusing on something else – doing their jobs. … Continue Reading

Data loss is on the rise, and users are the biggest culprit

An increase in lost and stolen company data is a scary situation. Even more frightening: The problem often lies with users, not cybercriminals. … Continue Reading

IT skills shortage hurts security: Report

There's a shortage of IT pros, in case you haven't heard. And that shortage is especially bad for cybersecurity pros. Here's what it means for you. … Continue Reading

5-year-old malware discovered: Why it took so long

Many surveys ask IT pros whether they've been breached in the past month, year, etc. But that question overlooks a common problem: Many companies that are breached don't know it yet – and some conceivably never will. Case in point: Researchers recently uncovered a malware strain that's been active since … Continue Reading