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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Hacktivists have become big-time data thieves, widely use DDoS diversionary tactics, Verizon breach report shows

The sudden emergence of hacktivists as data thieves on a massive scale, revealed in this year’s Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report, is game-changing news. In 2011, hacktivists were responsible for 100 million of the 174 million records stolen in cases investigated by Verizon and participating international law enforcement agencies. By...

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