It makes sense: U.S. continues to be leading host for malware and phishing, Websense reports

The U.S. continues to lead the world in malware connections and malware hosting — a smart tactical approach for cyber criminals, according to the 2012 Websense Threat Report. The rationale, the web security company explains, is that no one is likely to block a U.S. domain because of the impact on Internet users. And it’s something of a...

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Consolidated view of risk, consolidating and mining data challenge compliance programs, survey finds

Most enterprises feel they are doing a good job keeping up with new regulatory compliance requirements, but they in fact admit they face difficult challenges managing compliance, according to a survey conducted by GRC firm Lockpath. More than three-quarters of the companies said they had taken on new regulatory obligations in the past year and...

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Facebook cautions employers not to ask for passwords; Better idea? Don't give them anything worth reading

Facebook is cautioning employers not to ask job applicants and even current employees  for their passwords to their pages. The ubiquitous social media company raises some good points, but I’d turn it around: Don’t put anything on you Facebook page you wouldn’t want a prospective employer to see. Ever. Demand online privacy,...

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FCC launches anti-bot Code of Conduct

Over the past few years, botnets have become an exceptionally egregious security issue for businesses and home computer users alike. It’s terribly difficult to know when a user’s PC has been usurped for a botnet, and it can be even harder to remove the computer from the unwanted network. By some accounts, more than 10% of U.S....

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Ponemon, Verizon data breach cost, investigations reports show the way to actionable security intelligence

The Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report and Ponemon Institute Cost of Data Breach survey, which I wrote about this week, are rich with guidance and actionable information for enterprises. Let’s be clear: the value of both these annual reports is not as statistically valid samplings from which we can extrapolate broad, general...

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