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February 8, 2018 | Threats & Incidents

 Barriers Preventing Implementation of Data Security Controls/Practices

Concerns about performance and business process impact tops the list of barriers to implementing data security controls (42% globally, 46% U.S.), though complexity is closing the gap. Even the perception that data security is complex remains a top barrier to data security (43% globally, 44% U.S.).

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February 8, 2018 | Encryption, Digital Signatures, Certificates, Tokenization
By Dave Shackleford, IANS Faculty

 Best Practices in Secrets Management

Keeping secrets like passwords, private SSH keys, certificates and API tokens safe requires more than just a secure data store. In this Ask-an-Expert written response, IANS Faculty Dave Shackleford steps you through the tools and processes for ensuring all your secrets stay secret.

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February 7, 2018 | Threats & Incidents

 Data Breaches Spiked in U.S., Worldwide in 2017

The rate of successful breaches reached an all-time high in 2017 for both mid-sized and enterprise class organizations. More than two-thirds (67%) of global organizations and nearly three fourths (71%) in the U.S. having been breached at some point since 2016.

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February 7, 2018 | Business Productivity
By Aaron Turner, IANS Faculty

 Choose a Secure Executive Portal

Executive portals and board books must be both easy enough for top execs to use and secure enough to keep board-level information safe. In this Ask-an-Expert written response, IANS Faulty Aaron Turner considers the pros and cons of three offerings: Boardvantage, Diligent and BoardPad.

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February 6, 2018 | Key Technologies

 70% of Companies Place Greater Emphasis on IoT Security

As the Internet of Things (IoT) gains ground and its potential security vulnerabilities are revealed, companies are placing greater emphasis on security standards around their IoT initiatives. The majority of firms surveyed (70%) have already implemented higher IoT security standards.

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February 6, 2018 | Leadership Skills

 2018 Information Security Salaries

Information security salaries vary by level of experience and geographic location in 2018. Robert Half found that the high salary range for Chief Security Officers is approximately $241,000.

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February 6, 2018 | Threats & Incidents

 Overview of U.S. Cyber Incidents in 2017

Respondents from the United States were just above the average for the number of cyber incidents suffered (87% against an average of 86%), with email-based phishing attacks the most likely to be experienced (39%). The next most likely cyber incidents to be experienced include a virus or worm attack (37%) and a data breach (33%).

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February 6, 2018 | Threats & Incidents

 Overview of Cyber Attack Types

With cyber incidents at an all-time high and perpetrators seeming to develop new methods of attack virtually every day, there is a corresponding rise in perceived vulnerability among respondents.

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