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The security industry is understaffed. By a lot. Previous estimates by the Ponemon Institute suggest as much as 50 percent underemployment for cybersecurity positions. Seventy percent of existing IT security organizations are understaffed and 58 percent say it’s difficult to retain qualified candidates. ESG’s 2017 annual global survey of IT and cybersecurity professionals suggests the […]

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Password reuse across multiple sites creates major security risks. If an attacker can steal credentials and gain access to one account, he or she can also log into every other account that uses the same password. The threat doesn’t just apply to individuals, however. Employees using the same passwords at home and work put the […]

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Imagine the panic and concern that hits as you look at a screen that says: “All files on your computer have been locked. Please pay the ransom within 24 hours to get the key … or else.” From the days of ransomware being distributed on floppy disks to modern-day attacks like WannaCry and Petya spreading […]

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Sabotaging corporate security initiatives Whether accidental or intentional, an employee’s online activities can make or break a company’s cybersecurity strategy. Take password usage as one example. Employees create passwords they can easily remember, but this usually results in weak security that hackers can bypass with brute force attacks. Similarly, individuals who use the same password […]

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