Top 9 cybersecurity M&A deals of 2018 and 2019 (so far)

Posted on March 1st, 2019 by Responsible Cyber

As the market for cybersecurity products and services grows, so does the value of the companies that provide them. This is reflected in the number of mergers and acquisitions of cybersecurity firms that took place in 2018. Technology M&A advisory firm Hampleton Partners reports that more than 140 cybersecurity deals occurred in 2018, and at […]

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Learn Ethical Hacking with 180 Hours of Training — 2019 Course Bundle

Posted on March 1st, 2019 by Responsible Cyber

The world of cybersecurity is fast-paced and ever-changing.New attacks are unleashed every day, and companies around the world lose millions of dollars as a result.The only thing standing in the way of cybercrime is a small army of ethical hackers. These cybersecurity experts are employed to find weaknesses before they can be exploited. It’s a […]

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Insurer Offers GDPR-Specific Coverage for SMBs

Posted on February 22nd, 2019 by Responsible Cyber

Companies covered under the EU mandate can get policies for up to $10 million for fines, penalties, and other costs. Cyber insurance provider Coalition has announced new policies explicitly designed to cover fines and costs stemming from violations of the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The policies are targeted primarily at small and midsize companies […]

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Insurer Offers GDPR-Specific Coverage for SMBs

Posted on February 21st, 2019 by Responsible Cyber

Companies covered under the EU mandate can get policies for up to $10 million for fines, penalties, and other costs. Cyber insurance provider Coalition has announced new policies explicitly designed to cover fines and costs stemming from violations of the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The policies are targeted primarily at small and midsize companies […]

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As Businesses Move Critical Data to Cloud, Security Risks Abound

Posted on February 21st, 2019 by Responsible Cyber

Companies think their data is safer in the public cloud than in on-prem data centers, but the transition is driving security issues. More business-critical data is finding a new home in the public cloud, which 72% of organizations believe is more secure than their on-prem data centers. But the cloud is fraught with security challenges: […]

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IoT botnets target enterprise video conferencing systems

Posted on February 20th, 2019 by Responsible Cyber

Companies have been adding internet of things (IoT) devices to their networks over the past few years, often increasing their exposure on the internet. This has led to a rise in botnets that specialize in exploiting insecure configurations and vulnerabilities to take control of network-attached storage boxes, surveillance cameras, digital video records and more recently, […]

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North Korea’s Lazarus Group Targets Russian Companies For First Time

Posted on February 20th, 2019 by Responsible Cyber

In an unusual development, the group known for its attacks against companies in countries viewed as geopolitical foes is now going after companies in a country considered an ally, Check Point Software says. North Korea’s Lazarus Group, known for its sophisticated cyberattacks on organizations in the US, South Korea, Japan, and other countries, has for […]

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A Deep Dive on the Recent Widespread DNS Hijacking Attacks — Krebs on Security

Posted on February 20th, 2019 by Responsible Cyber

The U.S. government — along with a number of leading security companies — recently warned about a series of highly complex and widespread attacks that allowed suspected Iranian hackers to siphon huge volumes of email passwords and other sensitive data from multiple governments and private companies. But to date, the specifics of exactly how that […]

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How much does it cost to launch a cyberattack?

Posted on February 20th, 2019 by Responsible Cyber

Companies spend big to defend their networks and assets from cyber threats. Kaspersky Labs has found security budgets within enterprises average around $9 million per year. On top of that, data breaches cost companies millions of dollars. Yet, cheap, relatively easy-to-use off-the-shelf hacking tools make the barrier to entry for cybercriminals incredibly low.  Cyber attacks […]

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New CSO, CISO appointments

Posted on February 14th, 2019 by Responsible Cyber

The upper ranks of corporate security are seeing a high rate of change as companies try to adapt to the evolving threat landscape. Many companies are hiring a chief security officer (CSO) or chief information security officer (CISO) for the first time to support a deeper commitment to information security. CSO’s Movers & Shakers is […]

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