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NSA Director Warns of ‘Dramatic’ Cyberattack in Next Decade

The director of the National Security Agency issued a warning Thursday about cyberthreats emerging from other countries against networks running critical U.S. infrastructure systems. Adm. Michael Rogers said he expects a major cyberattack against the U.S. in the next decade. “It’s only a matter of the ‘when,’ not the ‘if,’ that we are going to…
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Home Depot confirms payment system attack

Summary: The home improvement retailer with more than $78 billion in sales said there's no evidence that debit card PINs have been compromised. The attack rhymes with what Target experienced. Home Depot on Monday confirmed that its payment systems were breached in an attack that rhymes with what Target experienced. The company said in a…
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Toll Fraud: A Network And Security Threat

Recently I asked this question as it became a front-of-mind topic of discussion around my peers, colleagues, and clients and it appears toll-fraud is still one of the largest IT security threats many c-level execs haven’t heard of, or don’t pay much attention to. How did toll-fraud become a network security threat? Allow me to…
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HIPAA Compliance and Security Top Cloud Adoption Concerns for US Healthcare Providers

Over 80 percent of healthcare organizations are currently using cloud services, mostly in SaaS form, according to a recent report by the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS). Hosting of clinical applications and data, health information exchange and backups were the most used cloud services for healthcare organizations. The 2014 HIMSS Analytics Cloud Survey…
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The Internet of Things Expected to Bring New Security Threats to SMBs

IT decision makers at US SMBs are nearly unanimous that the Internet of Things (IoT) will produce negative impacts for their organizations, according to a survey released this week by GFI Software. While 96.5 percent of those surveyed expect at least some downside, 26.7 percent fear that device management will spiral out of control. The…
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