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Two years ago almost to the day, months before cyberattacks entered the world’s collective consciousness, the European Union took the bold step of publishing an ambitious cybersecurity strategy. The strategy aims to outline the best path forward for identifying and responding to emerging digital threats. Orchestrators of the plan, “An Open, Safe and Secure Cyberspace,” believed […]

It’s not clear when we arrived here or when we’ll be leaving, but according to prominent cybersecurity reporter Brian Krebs, we’re in the midst of a “golden age” for cybercriminals. Krebs’ comments came last month during an address at the 2014 Privacy XChange Forum, where he predicted a continuation of the last year’s string of […]

One year ago today, Target was gearing up for Black Friday sales and projecting a strong end to the year. That was the company’s primary focus. The same could be said for Neiman Marcus and Home Depot. And no one had even heard of Heartbleed or Shellshock yet. Needless to say, much has changed in […]

If there’s been a silver lining to the string of devastating cyberattacks against some of the biggest organizations in the world over the last year, it’s that the list of “what not to do” has continued to grow, putting other companies on notice. If you use a third-party vendor, for example, make sure their networks […]

For the last 30 years, a common line of code found in a piece of software has quietly been a dormant security vulnerability – but now, news of the exploit has gone public, sending the network security community into reaction mode. The Shellshock vulnerability can be traced back to Bash, a command shell that is […]