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November 25, 2016
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Donald Trump addressed cybersecurity, very briefly in a discussion about his first hundred days as president. He said that cyber attacks from foreign governments and nonstate terrorist actors is “one of our most critical national security concerns.” He pledged to create a Cyber Review Team to provide safeguarding recommendations and establish protocols and awareness training for government employees. He also said that he would direct the Department of Defense and the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of...

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November 21, 2016
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Père Francois Xavier d’Entrecolles, a Jesuit priest, traveled to China in 1712 and sent home letters revealing secrets of how Chinese craftsman produced beautifully delicate porcelain goods.

Clearly, industrial spying is as old as competitive commerce. Now the digital age has made it much easier to steal intellectual property. Yet data breaches related to IP theft rarely make news headlines...

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November 19, 2016
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This Black Friday, millions of shoppers will once again make the final seconds of a close football game look like a store window filled with clumsy puppies. And when they don’t find what they’re looking for, they’ll go online where, in addition to great deals, a cornucopia of scams await.

The migration from brick-and-mortar retailers...

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November 18, 2016
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As the United States embraces the use of chip-based, or EMV, cards to dramatically decrease credit card fraud, bad actors are pivoting to revamp their tactics.

But according to startup Ondot Systems, the answer to credit card fraud could be simple: turn over card control and authorization to the consumer.

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November 18, 2016
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November 13, 2016: A vector illustration of the USA president Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin standing in front their national flag representing the changing political relationship between USA and Russia

The director of the National Security Agency, Adm. Michael Rogers, said the WikiLeaks release of hacked information during the election campaign “was a conscious effort by a nation-state to attempt to achieve a specific effect.” He was saying that Russia directly intervened in the U.S. election to obtain a...

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November 11, 2016
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The cost to a U.S. company of a single lost or stolen digital record containing sensitive or confidential information reached $221 this year, up 2 percent year over year. The average total cost to a company from a data breach rose 7 percent to $7.01 million. On average, a single breach involved nearly 30,000 records, in a range of 5,125 to 101,520. The research was conducted by the Ponemon Institute and was sponsored by IBM. The study looked at the cost of data breaches globally. A total of...

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