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How to Mitigate Software Compliance Risks

Audits used to be done because of whistleblowers or suspicious licensing behaviors. Now, most software providers do audits as part of their business practices. Read More >

 
 

Malicious Macros Continue to Cause Damage

Although the methods used for malicious attacks constantly change and those in the crosshairs must continually adapt to new and changing tactics, some old and often forgotten approaches continue to do damage. One of these threats is the malicious macro. A new report from cyber-security firm Proofpoint—"How Does an Attack Technique Go from Antique to Blockbuster?"— examines these... Read More >

 
 

Encouraging Women to Choose Cyber-Security Careers

A partnership between Women in Technology and online course-provider Cybrary provides access to free technology training for WIT's members and protégés. Read More >

 
 

Ten Top-Paying IT Security Jobs

More than two out of five organizations plan to add new information security positions this year, according to industry research. Meanwhile, 28 percent of IT and information security employees think their companies have a "problematic" shortage of information security skills. The continuing demand is driving up salaries for cyber-security employees and managers, as the following list of... Read More >

 
 

Shadow Data Emerges as Major Security Risk

Business and IT executives are increasingly aware that there's more to shadow IT than hardware and devices. There's also shadow data. Spotting, tracking and controlling data is a growing challenge, and the failure to keep data in tow can have dire consequences. A recently released report, "Shadow Data," from cloud data security firm Elastica, indicates that the stakes are growing. It found that... Read More >

 
 
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