Can A Standard Framework Make Cyber-Insurance Easier?

Rising data breaches and increasing compliance concerns are increasing interest in insurance against cyberattacks, but taking out cyber-insurance policies can be complex and uncertain. How can companies make it easier? At the 2017 SecTor conference last November, we sat down with Dave Millier, founder and CEO of security services company Uzado, to talk about a […]

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Why Cryptocurrency Is An Easy Target For Thieves

Another day, another cryptocurrency hack. Earlier this month, cryptocurrency conversion platform Bancor lost $23.5m in cryptocurrency after hackers managed to compromise a wallet. Attackers stole $12.5m in Ether, $1m of Pundi X tokens, and $10m of Bancor Network Tokens (BNT), which are smart tokens used to convert other currencies. Bancor managed to freeze the BNT, […]

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How Blockchain Technology Could Secure Your Data

How much data are you giving up just to access financial services, get paid, or simply buy liquor? Recently, this writer did some work for a large company that onboarded suppliers and processed payments through a third party service bureau. Part of the process involved proving that I was qualified to work in Canada. For […]

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Modelling Success in Cybersecurity

Modelling Success in Cybersecurity

Allison Miller knows a lot about risk. The senior vice president of engineering at Bank of America spent most of her career modelling and mitigating it for companies in the financial and gaming sector. When we interviewed her at SecTor 2017 last November, she was product manager for security and privacy at Google. She spent […]

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Time Is Almost Up For GDPR Compliance

Well, it’s finally That Month. On May 25th, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will come into effect. Guess what? Hardly anyone is ready for it. GDPR is set to be the most stringent privacy regulation ever, and it affects more than just companies in Europe. Anyone handling data on people living in the EU […]

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Security Debt

Paying the Price for Security Debt

You spend time paying down your credit card and mortgage debt at home, but are you up to date on your security debt? Security debt is an offshoot of another term, known as technical debt. The latter isn’t itself a common term in an industry always chasing shiny new features. First coined by agile development […]

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Iain Paterson data breach

Preparing for a Data Breach

It’s 2018, and companies are still fighting governments over how to handle data breaches. Verizon just lost a bid to stop users from suing it over several data breaches at its Yahoo! online property. The state of Pennsylvania sued Uber for waiting over a year to tell customers that their personal information had been compromised, […]

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Cryptojacking

Could Browser-Based Mining Software Go Legit?

Cryptojacking has been in the news lately as hackers infected thousands of web sites around the world with software that turned their computers into unauthorized cryptocurrency miners. At the same time, respected news and opinion web site Salon has taken the high road, giving visitors the chance to mine for cryptocurrency instead of reading ads. […]

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The Flaw In Encryption Back Doors

The Flaw In Encryption Back Doors

Picture this: You’re a law enforcement agent, and you collared a terrorist who said that there will be an attack on a major city in the next 24 hours. Thousands might die. He doesn’t know the details, because his terrorist cell was compartmentalized. All he did was put the bomb together. You have a phone […]

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Why We Must Fight Breach Fatigue

Why We Must Fight Breach Fatigue

Each year, the guardians of the English language over at Merriam-Webster must accommodate new words in a changing world. We revel at the thought of conservative editors sitting in a dusty office, wincing as they write up the definitions for ‘humblebrag’, ‘woo-woo’, ‘binge-watch’ and ‘photobomb’. In 2018, we think it’s time they added another: ‘breach […]

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This New Tech Could Keep Defenders Ahead in the Cybersecurity Wars

How New Tech Could Keep Defenders Ahead in the Cybersecurity Wars

The cybersecurity industry is on fire. As attackers innovate, defenders are relying on new technologies to given them an advantage. What technologies are most promising in the battle to protect our networks and data? SecTor asked several of its experts. People were most fired up about artificial intelligence and its subset, machine learning. Machine learning […]

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