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Do ‘cloud-first’ strategies create a security-second mindset? Too often, I hear system administrators tell me that their organization’s cloud-first strategy is jeopardizing security. With each new software-, infrastructure, and platform-as-a-service adopted by line-of-business users or within enterprise IT, security seems to be an afterthought. The challenge with most cloud-first strategies is that they incorporate both…

Security practitioners are being told that they have to get smarter about how they use data. The problem is that many data scientists are lost in their world of math and algorithms and don’t always explain the value they bring from a business perspective. Dr. Kenneth Sanford, analytics architect and sales engineering lead at Dataiku,…

Google plans to remove the “secure” label from HTTPS websites starting in September 2018, a move intended to acknowledge HTTPS as the standard for browser security. Users should expect all the sites they visit to be secured with HTTPS, the company reported last week. Earlier this year, Google announced plans to mark all HTTP sites as “not…

Younger generations, particularly women, could be the answer to a cybersecurity skill shortage expected to reach 1.8 million unfilled roles by 2020. A survey of millennials and post-millennials in the US gives some optimism about the cybersecurity talent gap, which seems doomed to worsen due to perception challenges about industry careers, poor access to early…

The social media giant also got hit with a lawsuit the day before unveiling its new reward program. All eyes are on Facebook as the company wades its way through a sticky controversy centered on users’ privacy. As CEO Mark Zuckerberg testified before Congress this week regarding the Cambridge Analytica scandal, the social media giant…

Computers at the aerospace giant were hit by the WannaCry malware but systems are back to normal WannaCry is still around and aerospace giant Boeing is the latest victim. In a flurry of activity on Wednesday, Boeing found itself infected, analyzed the infection, contained and cleaned the affected systems, and returned to normal operations.

Malware mash-ups hiding in encrypted traffic are boosting attack numbers and increasing the danger to data, according to recent reports. It was good while it lasted. The drop in malware attack attempts seen in 2016 – from 8.19 billion in 2015 to 7.87 billion – is but a fond memory, as 2017 saw more than…

As companies move to the cloud and depend less on physical servers and network connections, their reliance on VPNs for security will eventually evolve, if not disappear altogether. Virtual private networks (VPNs) have for a generation been viewed as the connectivity solution for the distributed enterprise, enabling secure remote access for mobile workers and branch offices…