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NEW YORK–The economics of cybersecurity are skewed in favor of attackers, who invest once and can launch thousands of attacks with a piece of malware or exploit kit. That’s why Neal Ziring, technical director for the NSA’s Capabilities Directorate, wants to flip the financial equation on bad guys. “We need to conduct defenses in a […]

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NEW YORK–The global average cost of a data breach last year dropped 11.4 percent from 2015 to $3.6 million. The reduction is attributed mostly to a strong U.S. dollar, with wins also offset by a 1.8 percent increase in the size of breaches in 2016. The numbers come from Peter Allor, senior cyber security strategist, […]

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Detailed voter profiles of 198 million voters were left exposed on an Amazon S3 account by Republican Party-affiliated data broker Deep Root Analytics. The discovery was made by Chris Vickery, cyber risk analyst at security firm UpGuard. “This was one of the most data rich datasets I’ve ever found,” Vickery told Threatpost.

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One of the largest known US voter data leaks compromised personal information via an unsecured public-storage cloud account set up on behalf of the Republican National Committee. Millions of voter records containing personal information and “modeled” voter information like religion and race were leaked from an unsecured public storage cloud account owned by Deep Root Analytics.

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