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  • Good Security Belongs in the Background

    by Rook Security on August 4, 2016

    By Mike Patterson You may have read that Jason Bourne took the #1 spot at the domestic box office last weekend, with $60 million in ticket sales—one of the better debuts of the summer. That translates into approximately 6 million people seeing the movie, and probably less than a dozen noticed the minor role Rook Security and I played in the fictitious Exocon show at the Aria in the second half of…

  • Do Data Breaches Affect Company Value?

    by Liviu Arsene on July 29, 2016

    With malware growing more prevalent, possibly nearing 600 million samples in 2016, the average cost of a data breach has been estimated to reach $4 million. Gartner, which had estimated worldwide spending on information security reaching $75.4 billion in 2015, sees a 26 percent probability that a company will experience one or more data breaches within a 24-hour period. While fixing a data breach…

  • StoryCorps @ RSAC: You Cannot Have Privacy Without Security

    by Jennifer Lawinski on July 11, 2016

    Welcome to the StoryCorps @ RSAC podcast series! Every month we'll be featuring a different conversation between cybersecurity professionals about their lives, the industry and the future of cybersecurity. This month's conversation features a conversation between former RSA Executive Chairman Art Coviello, president of Art Coviello Associates, LLC and founder of the Digital Equilibrium Project, and …

  • The Importance of Developing Cybersecurity Resilience in the Middle East

    by Stephen Brennan on July 8, 2016

    The Middle East features a complex mix of developed and developing economies, with varying levels of infrastructure deployment, and ICT connectivity. Compounding these variances are the geo-political overtures present in the region, which create a patchwork of allies and adversaries in a concentration that is probably not found anywhere else on the planet. Security experts understand that…

  • The Future of Cloud Security Starts with the Hypervisor

    by Liviu Arsene on June 28, 2016

    The worldwide x86 server virtualization market is expected to reach $5.6 billion in 2016, and Gartner estimates it has reached its peak, having significantly matured. OS container-based virtualization and cloud computing have gained in popularity, with organizations' server virtualization rates reaching up to 75 percent. While hypervisor technologies have been split into Type 1 (native – or bare…

  • Is the Security Profession too Arrogant?

    by Ira Winkler & Araceli Treu Gomes on June 24, 2016

    It is always interesting to see the comments that we get back from our presentations. This was especially true after our most recent RSA presentation on Advanced Persistent Security, a follow-up to our 2015 presentation, The Sophisticated Attack Myth, where we discussed that the most notable cybersecurity attacks were not due to sophisticated attackers, but rather a lack of basic security…

  • RSA Conference APJ 2016: Catching Up with Todd Inskeep

    by Jennifer Lawinski on June 10, 2016

    As RSA Conference Asia Pacific & Japan draws near, we sat down with RSA Conference Advisory Board member Todd Inskeep, Principal, Commercial Consulting, Booz Allen Hamilton, to talk about the cybersecurity landscape in Asia, and why RSA Conference APJ is more relevant now for attendees than ever before. RSA Conference: What’s unique about the APJ cybersecurity landscape? Inskeep: APJ cybersecurity…

  • The Dangers of Skimmers and Safes in Hotel Rooms

    by Dale "Woody" Wooden on June 6, 2016

    This is part two of my series on hotel safety for protecting intellectual property and personal information. We will be starting where my past article “Executive Hotel Rooms Are A Hackers Treasure Chest” ended. You’re in your room and ready for bed. You put your wallet or purse on the nightstand and settle down for sleep. That is where the fun begins. You have heard about RF skimmers—the product…

  • Small Business: Wake Up to Growing Cyber Threats

    by Robert Ackerman Jr. on June 3, 2016

    A few months ago, Rokenbok Education, a Solana Beach, Calif., maker of educational toys, was facing perhaps the quintessential nightmare of the 21 st century. Cyber criminals had encrypted the company’s computer files, rendering them useless. The hackers were deploying ransomware. If Rokenbok wanted the data unlocked, it would have to pay a ransom. As the New York Times reported, the company…

  • What Do Hackers Want from Professional Sports Teams?

    by Rook Security on June 2, 2016

    By Mike Patterson, Vice President of Strategy, Rook Security Recently, the Milwaukee Bucks basketball organization went public with a successful W-2 phishing attack that targeted its players and employees. While this is probably not the first attack of its kind, it is a new known data point in attacks against sports teams. In 2015, incidents targeted baseball player scouting data (involving the St. …

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