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Jun 2016

Are You Focusing on the Wrong Threats?

You’ve probably been breached already. No kidding. So, instead of focusing on the wrong threats, you should “assume breach” and begin to collect the data you’ll need to help you prevent further attacks. In other words, assume that your average security controls are inadequate to stop a breach and concentrate on limiting the damage a hacker can do once (s)he is inside your network. For...

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20

Jun 2016

What is Your Network’s “Normal?”

If you know your IT network, recognizing when something is out of the ordinary might be one of your best lines of defense in tracking down the issue and rooting out the cause. But many small to mid-sized businesses don’t have the staff or the resources to study what the organization’s systems and networks do each day to know what “normal” is, making it difficult to...

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10

Jun 2016

Digital Forensics Spending Expected to Double by 2021

Cybercrime. Terrorism. Insider Theft. These are three reasons why digital forensics spending is expected to more than double from just over $2 billion in 2014 to nearly $5 billion in 2021. According to the Transparency Market Research study, the “ability to recover complex data from electronic devices, fingerprint recovery from metals and DNA profiling” are driving market growth. The report says costs are going down as a...

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Jun 2016

Sword & Shield Continues Streak as Top Tennessee Solutions Provider

Sword & Shield Enterprise Security remains the highest ranked Tennessee company on the 2016 Solutions Provider 500 (SP500) list, making this the 10th year in a row the IT security and compliance company has appeared on the distinguished lineup. The SP500 is CRN’s predominant channel partner award list, serving as the industry standard for recognition of the most successful solution provider companies in the channel...

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20

May 2016

PCI DSS 3.2: What You Need to Know

New multi-factor authentication rules, added service provider regulations and extended migration dates are among the features of the newly-released Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard 3.2 upgrade. The upgrade, released in late April, spells out some significant changes in how cardholder data is accessed. The move comes as a result of the Verizon 2016 Data Breach Investigations Report that confirms 63 percent of all breaches...

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12

May 2016

New PCI DSS Rules Have Big Changes for Service Providers

The newly-released Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard Version 3.2 includes increased scrutiny for the security providers who help merchants process, store or transmit cardholder data. PCI Council CTO Troy Leach said that service providers, specifically those that aggregate large amounts of card data, continue to be at risk. “PCI DSS 3.2 includes a number of updates to help these entities demonstrate that good security...

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05

May 2016

Merchants Should Develop a Clear Path to PCI Compliance that Includes Security

While the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) lays out clear industry-standards for merchants to follow regarding how they protect sensitive customer data, the path an organization takes to security and compliance should be based on each company’s needs. Most merchants are familiar with the 12 requirements of PCI DSS and many assume that merely meeting the compliance requirements means that they are also...

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27

Apr 2016

Cyber Liability Insurance: A New Normal for Business Risk Protection

The global cost of data breaches will rise from about $600 billion in 2016 to more than $2.5 trillion in 2020. Even in years when severe weather disasters wreak havoc, the price tag on the damage these natural disasters cause doesn’t equal the losses a data breach can incur. So why is insuring against natural disasters fully understood as a cost of doing business, but...

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14

Apr 2016

What is Your Appetite for Cyber Security Insurance?

It’s no secret that the cost of cyber attacks is increasing. The damage to first and third parties, the cost of regulatory fines, the loss of reputation and the price to clean it all up is also a new consideration for businesses, particularly mid-market companies without deep pockets. So what is the appetite for cyber insurance? According to Marsh, a leading insurer, companies in ever-larger...

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