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After three decades working in IT, I’ve noticed persistent peculiarities in how people deal with security oversight. It doesn’t matter if it’s a small mom-and-pop shop or the largest of corporations — the same behavior exists. And it’s the driving force behind so many unnecessary risks and subsequent data breaches. The root of the problem […]

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In 2017, a thermometer in a fish tank at a casino hotel lobby was hacked, enabling attackers to penetrate the casino’s network and transport its “high roller” database to the cloud. In May, 2018, a denial of service attackknocked out a corporate website for four days. The attack was orchestrated through a network of internet […]

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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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