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Why ransomware has become such a huge problem for businesses

Ransomware has evolved into a significant threat for all types of organizations. How and why is it such a pervasive issue, and how can organizations better defend themselves against it? Image: Getty Images/iStockphoto Organizations face a variety of cyberthreats, from phishing campaigns to malware to Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) ...

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Fuzzing (fuzz testing) tutorial: What it is and how can it improve application security?

Dr. David Brumley, a professor at Carnegie Mellon University and CEO of ForAllSecure, explains what Fuzzing is and how companies can use it to improve application security and speed up their software development life cycle. The concept of fuzzing or fuzz testing is decades old, but isn’t well known outside ...

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Professor creates cybersecurity camp to inspire girls to choose STEM careers

Teaching via Zoom has had some unexpected benefits, college professor says, though robotics class is still a challenge. Her real passion is inspiring young women and girls to go into computer science. TechRepublic’s Karen Roby spoke with Dr. Pauline Mosley, assistant chair of Information Technology at the Seidenberg School of ...

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Twitter’s ‘Hacked Materials’ Rule Tries to Thread an Impossible Needle

Twitter for years functioned as an unrestricted mouthpiece for hackers of all stripes, from freewheeling hacktivists like Anonymous to the Kremlin-created cutouts like Guccifer 2.0. But as the company tries to crack down on hackers’ use of its platform to distribute their stolen information, it’s finding that that’s not a ...

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Survey: 53% of young cybersecurity professionals fear replacement by automation

Cybersecurity professionals largely embrace automation, but half of younger employees worry that technology could make their roles obsolete, according to a new survey by Exabeam. Image: iStock/metamorworks Although the image of the tech-confused Boomer is a deeply-rooted stereotype, TechRepublic has reported that this is, in fact, a myth: In actuality, ...

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Zoom announces end-to-end encryption, customizable SDKs and more at Zoomtopia

Zoom’s two-day online conference kicked off with a bevy of new product announcements around security and developer enhancements. The new Zapps apps on Zoom. Image: Zoom During the keynote at Zoom’s Zoomtopia conference on Wednesday, new features were announced including end-to-end encryption, OnZoom, customizable SDKs, a new way for developers ...

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IoT security: University creates new labels for devices to increase awareness for consumers

What if you could compare security on IoT devices, similar to nutrition labels, before you buy them? One organization is trying to make that happen. TechRepublic’s Karen Roby spoke with Lorrie Cranor, director and Bosch Distinguished Professor in security and privacy technologies of CyLab and the FORE Systems Professor of ...

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