Most Popular Spam Topics: Pharmaceuticals and Dating

One in 1.35 emails is spam according to Symantec. The most common categories of spam in October were pharmaceuticals and dating -- and sometimes a mix of the two.

The Cybersecurity Field Is Growing, But Its Diversity Isn't

Just two years ago, the unemployment rate among IT professionals was approaching 9 percent. Despite virtually '0' unemployment now, women, African Americans, and Latinos are underrepresented.

Behind The Numbers

Types of Data on Lost or Stolen Mobile Devices

Manulife Outsources VM Scanning

A financial services company found a cloud-based service that could help scan its network for weaknesses.

The Lure of Spearphishing

Take a look at the numbers behind a typical spearphishing campaign.

Breach Insurance Gains Steam

Companies can mitigate losses from cyberattacks and other data breaches by purchasing cyber insurance, but they should evaluate policies carefully.

Bolstering Security Education

Many security managers say end-user education is a central part of IT security. More regulations are also requiring that organizations demonstrate that they’re conducting such training.

Advanced Persistent Threats A Main Concern After ‘Year of the Hack’

A cybersecurity survey shows companies are having difficulty adapting to the evolving threat landscape.

GAO Report Examines State Department Cybersecurity Risk Software

The State Department is at the forefront of federal efforts to develop continuous monitoring capabilities for computer networks.

A Stuxnet-Type Hack Could Disable Prison Security Systems

Exploiting a vulnerability in programmable logic controllers, hackers could wreak havoc on prison lights, doors, and video surveillance.

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