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Cost of Data Breaches and Cybercrime Will Top $2 Trillion by 2019

By 2019 the cost of cybercrime and data breaches will rise to $2.1 trillion dollars, according to a new study released by Juniper Research on Tuesday. Most of these breaches come from existing infrastructure. The Future of Cybercrime & Security: Financial and Corporate Threats & Mitigation report by Juniper estimates… Read more...

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Adaptive Phishing Techniques Outpace End-User Education, Putting Companies at Risk: Report

Highly adaptive strategies are leading to phishing success for cybercriminals, as 1 in 25 malicious emails were clicked on in 2014, according to Proofpoint. The messaging security company found in its “Human Factor 2015″ (PDF) report that phishing is being targeted at those most likely to fall prey to it, as cybercriminals focus on the weakest link in the security chain. Read more...

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New Cloud Security Professional Certification to Address Skill Shortage

To meet the need for an international standard for cloud security, (ISC)2 and the Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) announced the creation of a new Certified Cloud Security Professional (CCSP) certification on Tuesday. Read more...

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OpenDNS Develops New Threat Model to Detect Domains Used by APT Groups

OpenDNS Security Labs has developed a new threat model for identifying domain spoofing and targeted phishing attacks. Called NLPrank, the model uses natural language processing to build a malicious language that is capable of detecting threatening domains in real-time. Read more...

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Google App Engine Launches Scanner for Common Cloud Security Flaws

Users of Google App Engine can now use the new Google Cloud Security Scanner beta to scan their applications for two very common vulnerabilities: cross-site scripting (XSS) and mixed content. Read more...

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