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Video: privacy regulations stiffen in Canada, Europe

By Byron V. 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 […]

Q&A: NYDFS cybersecurity rules have teeth, set precedent

By Byron V. 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 […]

Q&A: Why we need to downplay intense rivalries — to improve cybersecurity

By Byron V. 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 […]

Video: cyber insurance can offset data breach risk

By Byron V. 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 […]

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 […]

Q&A: Why dormant SSH keys represent a nightmarish exposure

By Byron V. Acohido A nightmarish new exposure affecting virtually all major networks is just beginning to get the attention of the security community. It involves a fundamental networking protocol—Secure Shell, or SSH. Invented in 1995 by a Finnish programmer named Tatu Ylönen, SSH is an encrypting routine that enables one software application to securely […]

Machine learning shows promise for improving cyber defenses

By Byron Acohido LAS VEGAS — The cyber security sector  generates mountains of data. Security Information & Event Management, or SIEM, systems, like Splunk, generate logs of all network traffic. Threat data pours in from next generation firewalls, endpoint security systems, intrusion prevention and  detection systems and vulnerability management systems. A growing crop of threat […]