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Assessments Take the Guesswork Out of Election Security

Securing elections sounds as if it should be straightforward, but the reality is it is anything but. It’s far more complex and goes further than securing a network with a firewall or locking down a voting machine. It requires knowing precisely where there are gaps in your entire election process that cyber criminals can exploit.…

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What Is Digital Forensics?

Cybersecurity includes a vast number of different components, aspects, techniques and disciplines. From cyber intelligence to continuous threat monitoring and risk assessments, the full spectrum of cybersecurity activities spans an extensive range. One discipline within this range is digital forensics, and like all of the other activities in the security world, fully understanding what it…

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Securing the Cloud

The freedom of access – to anything, anytime and anywhere – is the strength and peril of the cloud.  While the cloud empowers accessibility, its ubiquitous nature can also undermine security.  The same avenues that give us access to information we want and need also open ways for hackers and malicious actors to reach us.…

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Training Can Have a Powerful Impact on Election Security

Cybersecurity attackers work pretty much like we all do – finding the easiest way to get the job done. You can have the most sophisticated security measures in place and use the most sophisticated technology, configured correctly and adherent to all regulations and policies, but if your team is not security-savvy, attackers will easily find…

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Artificial Intelligence Is Only As Good As Our Input

Much of the intelligence and SIEM tools cybersecurity and IT pros use day in and day out have a machine learning component that falls into the category of Artificial Intelligence (AI). For example, it could be argued that the AlienVault Unified Security Management (USM) product, with SIEM capabilities, operates with some AI characteristics and capabilities.…

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What Is Cyber Intelligence?

In February 2002, Donald Rumsfeld, then US Secretary of State for Defense, stated at a briefing, “There are known knowns. There are things we know that we know. There are known unknowns. That is to say, there are things that we now know we don’t know. But there are also unknown unknowns. There are things…

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Protect 2020: Now Is the Time to Secure the Election

We may feel that there is still time to prepare for the 2020 election, but cyberattackers are already actively seeking ways to undermine it. Election attacks typically start long before the actual election. Threat actors seek to infiltrate systems by stealing valuable login credentials through methods like phishing or purchasing stolen data in underground markets,…

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BOTNETS: When IOT Goes Rogue

WHAT ARE IoT DEVICES? In a world thriving on interconnectivity, one big development over the last 10 years is not just the invention of IoT devices, but the availability of those devices.  Not only do they extend internet connectivity beyond the standard desktop or laptop, they’ve been developed to touch every aspect of our lives.…

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What Is SIEM And How To Choose The Right Tool

Understanding, Selecting and Using SIEM One of the hurdles faced by organizations regarding cybersecurity isn’t just establishing protective measures. It’s also managing the sheer deluge of information regarding security events occurring on any given day. Because of the volume and complexity, businesses often seek out options to simplify the process. One of those options is…

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Understanding Zero-Day Attacks

The Rise of Zero-Day Exploits and Attacks Part of forming an effective cybersecurity strategy means understanding the threats that can impact your organization. One form of threat that is on the rise and steadily evolving in complexity and danger is a zero-day attack, also referred to as a zero-day exploit. The name of these malicious…

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