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The case for improved ‘identity access managment’ (IAM)

By Byron Acohido Savvy companies are fighting back against cyber criminals by improving their identity and access management programs. Taking stock of and instituting best practices policies for IAM, as it’s referred to in security circles, can lead to major improvements of network security. So says Citrix, the software giant that provides server, application and […]

PODCAST: How ‘DNS’ drives the good, the bad and the nasty on the Internet

By Byron Acohido When the internet was in its infancy, numeric IP addresses were being created and assigned in an increasing frenzy, and a way was needed for humans to make sense of it all. So a University of Southern California researcher named Paul Mockapetris, with help from a colleague, Jon Postel, invented something called […]

Video: privacy regulations stiffen in Canada, Europe

By Byron Acohido As a partner at the Canadian law firm Borden Ladner Gervais, Éloïse Gratton advises her clients on legal, practical and ethical ways to protect an individual’s privacy while conducting business nationally and internationally. She has testified before Canada’s House of Commons and other federal bodies and conducted training workshops attended by judges […]

NYDFS cybersecurity rules have teeth, set precedent

By Byron Acohido ’Twas a few days before Christmas 2016, and the banking and insurance industries were in a tizzy. The New York State Department of Financial Services was on the verge of spoiling the holidays for these verticals by implementing an unprecedented set of rules requiring financial services firms to adopt first-class cybersecurity policies […]

Why we need to downplay intense rivalries — to improve cybersecurity

By Byron Acohido Imagine if no one in your organization felt compelled to compete for an operating budget, and each and every employee fully understood and embraced cybersecurity best practices? Sound like a far-fetched fantasy? A security consultancy called New Context Services actually is promoting this radically new type of corporate culture, which it calls […]

Video: cyber insurance can offset data breach risk

By Byron Acohido More organizations than ever, especially small and medium-size ones, will seek to account for the fast-rising risk of suffering a cyber attack in 2017 by buying a cyber liability policy. The general state of security of U.S. business networks remains anemic when compared to the vast and growing capabilities of hackers with […]

Video: NY holds companies accountable for cybersecurity

By Byron Acohido Banks and other financial services companies wishing to do business in the state of New York will soon have to prove they are using first-class cybersecurity policies and practices. Officials at the New York State Department of Financial Services (NYDFS) were so concerned that a catastrophic network hack in the financial sector […]