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Deep Root Analytics Downplays Giant Voter Data 'Oops'

– A data contractor working on behalf of the Republican National Committee earlier this month allowed the personal data of 198 million voters to be exposed online, marking the largest ever leak of voter data in history, according to the cybersecurity firm that discovered the incident.

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Insight: 90 per cent of UK employees create vulnerabilities through poor cybersecurity practices

– In its 2017 Secure Access Threat report, Bomgar says that when faced with security measures that seemingly hinder efficiency, workers will use shortcuts without considering the risks. The results of the UK study reveal that 90% of employees polled admitted to having stayed logged on to systems, thereby preventing appropriate implementation of security policies such as the automatic rotation of passwords.

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Protecting Against 'Friendly Fire' Security Risks

– It won't come as a surprise to anyone working in corporate IT that not all security threats come from unknown hackers in Russia or Indonesia (or the USA, for that matter). It's also necessary to protect from threats posed by trusted sources who are handed everyday access to the network, such as employees and vendors.

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Why companies need a two-step plan to secure credit card transactions

– It’s the latest in a long line of cybersecurity incidents involving a well-known brand: In April, Chipotle Mexican Grill notified customers that it detected "unauthorized activity" on a credit card payment processing system. This put the restaurant chain in a position no company wants to be in -- recommending that customers "closely monitor" their bank statements for unauthorized charges.

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Insider and Third-Party Access Top Cyber-Threats

– For most enterprises, it's not a question of whether they'll suffer a serious security breach, but when. A global survey by Bomgar, a provider of secure access solutions, found that security professionals recognize the threats posed by employees, contractors and third-party vendors with privileged access to systems and data.

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Cradlepoint’s nine best practices for network security in retail

– Although the retail landscape is becoming increasingly distributed, bricks-and-mortar is experiencing a sustained resurgence. Some of the world’s largest online retailers, including Alibaba and Amazon, are testing in-store strategies, and IBM has predicted that buying locally will surpass online buying by 2018 — thanks to cloud-based systems, big data, and predictive analytics.

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New Studies Renew Concerns of Insider Risks

– What are the growing security threats that organizations should be most concerned about? You get half a point if you said ransomware, but only because that’s flooded news coverage lately and is something that all organizations need to get a better handle on. But the answer, according to Bomgar’s recently released 2017 Secure Access Threat Report, is insider and third-party threats...

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