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Update and Patch Your Software

The First Rule of Cybersecurity Is Update Your Software

By Steve Rosenbush – The Wall Street Journal

There’s no easy way to make IT infrastructure fully secure from cyberattacks. But there’s an easy way to avoid a good many of the biggest threats that companies face.

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Waratek Combats Zero-Day Exploits with Virtual Patching

Defeat Zero-Day Exploits BEFORE they Become a Breach

Each Zero-day combating security patch issued by Oracle, Microsoft, IBM, Apache or any software developer starts a relay race. One team is the malicious hackers who exploit new flaws to steal valuable data or take control of an important process.
The other runners are application security and development teams who need weeks,

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Posted in Cybersecurity, Layered Defense, Zero-Day Exploits
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The First 100 Days – Trump and Cybersecurity

Cybergovernance: 3 Initiatives for the First 100 Days

by | Nov 14, 2016

A new administration’s priorities are often set within its first 100 days. What should the new administration do to help the country achieve greater levels of cyber maturity and risk mitigation?

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Posted in Cyberattack, Cybersecurity, Encryption, Governance, Legal, Privacy, ransomware, Regulatory, Risk Management
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Spear-Phishing Attacks: Why They Are Successful and How to Stop Them

White Paper: Spear-Phishing Attacks

Some of the most notorious cyber crimes in recent history — such as the attacks on major banks, media companies and even security firms — started with just one person clicking on a spear-phishing email.

Spear phishing is on the rise because it works.

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Posted in Cybersecurity, Malware & Other Threats, Phishing, Risk Management
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Cyber Assessment and the Cost of a Breach

The Billion Dollar NIST Assessment

by | Oct 10, 2016 | CYBERGOVERNANCE Journal | “The Billion Dollar NIST Assessment”

The billion-dollar Yahoo hack vividly illustrates why cyber risk mitigation must start from the top down and why board members should insist on getting the actionable information they need.

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Hacking and the Small Business

Can Your Small Business Afford to Be Hacked?

By Published August 24, 2016 Small Busines

Most large companies are able to financially survive a cyberattack. But for a small business with fewer employees and less revenue,

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Cybergovernance and Government

Is the Government Using Its Own Cybergovernance Standards? Or, Do as I say, not as I do?

/ Cybergovernance Strategist and Editor, Cybergovernance Journal

The recent announcement of another IRS cyber breach raises this question: are agencies embracing and applying government cybersecurity standards?

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Ransomware and TeamViewer – No Link?

The Spread of Ransomware Not the Result of  TeamViewer Breach?

Axel Schmidt, Public Relations Manager at TeamViewer, has contacted The SMLR Group to clarify several reports linking the spread of ransomware to a TeamViewer account:

In the last couple of days, some reports surfaced which linked some ransomware infections with TeamViewer. 

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Posted in Content, cybergovernance, Cybersecurity, Data Security, Hacks, Incident Response, Malware, Multi-Factor Authentication, Vendor Compliance
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Cyber Defense in Depth

Successful Cyber Defense – Detection, Mitigation, and Remediation

by | Feb 22, 2016 | for Cybergovernance Journal

In recent years we have begun to understand that a cyber breach is not a matter of if,

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SMLR and MIS Launch Partnership

SMLR Group and Merchants Information Solutions, Inc.
Announce a New Strategic Partnership

New Strategic Partnership brings Merchants industry leading SmartIDentity for Business Data Breach Solution to SMLR Group clients.

February 11th, 2016 SMLR Group Press Release – SMLR Group and Merchants Information Solutions,

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Posted in Compliance, Content, Customer Engagement, Cyber-Insurance, Cybersecurity, Data Security, Partnerships, Privacy, Risk Management
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