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January 6, 2021

Survey says, women in cyber make 31 percent less than men

The ever-widening cyber skills gap necessitates the closing of the gender pay gap, say experts. A few new initiatives attempt to do that.

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January 5, 2021

After widespread hospital attacks, targeting of health care industry continues to rise

In the two months following a highly publicized series of ransomware attacks against UHS last year, cyber attacks of all stripes against healthcare facilities worldwide shot up 45%.

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January 4, 2021

SolarWinds, top executives hit with class action lawsuit over Orion software breach

Stockholders who purchased company shares in 2020 are suing the IT management software company for materially misleading investors about their security practices.

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January 4, 2021

Microsoft doesn’t treat its source code like a trade secret. Is that smart?

In the course of investigating the impacts of the SolarWinds breach, Microsoft security specialists discovered “unusual activity” within a number of internal accounts, including one that was used to view the company’s internal source code.

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January 4, 2021

From diversity efforts to pandemic recovery, workforce issues will evolve in 2021

Vaccine distribution could mean a return to offices, but most experts expect a new hybrid model to emerge. Pile that on top of the already challenging situation posed by a supposed skills gap and efforts to improve diversity, and the cybersecurity community may need to redefine workforce priorities.

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December 31, 2020

The 2020 SolarWinds reality check: As cleanup continues, community considers implications

What might go down as the most consequential story of the year for the cybersecurity community only surfaced in December. And yet, experts predict years of clean up, both physical and political, and potential shifts in how the nation secures the supply chain.

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December 30, 2020

2021 strategy predictions: Shifts in business models, shifts in security priorities

Enhanced email security? Growth of digital identities? Vulnerability management born from mergers and acquisitions? Here, cybersecurity experts offer their take on what strategic shifts we should expect within the enterprise.

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December 30, 2020

A new year, a new administration: Doors open in 2021 for public-private cooperation

While much is speculative, a few aspects of how the government’s information security interactions with the private sector have begun to crystalize.

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December 29, 2020

2021 threat predictions: Bad actors that honed their craft with COVID are ready to go big

Cyber experts expect more sophisticated attacks to come – with ransomware and phishing continuing at a steady, but more advanced clip, and emerging threats tied to deepfakes and 5G beginning to show impact.

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