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We train everything – why not cyber security?

“By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.” Although I think everybody agrees with this famous quote by Benjamin Franklin, when it comes to cyber security, my own experience still differs. While the importance of lifelong learning, of company-wide fire drills and disaster recovery schemes is evident to all, I have the impression that […]

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6 miljard. Da’s best een boel.

Natuurlijk, de context moet erbij gegeven worden. Het gaat om het aantal transistoren dat zich in één spiksplinternieuw IBM mainframe bevinden die zich louter en alleen met encryptie bezig houden. Tijd voor een verdiepingsslag. Encryptie is hot als onderdeel van IT Security. Encryptie gaat over het dusdanig versleutelen van gegevens zodat die alleen nog leesbaar […]

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Blockchain, from hype to reality.

Well, a year+ ago, one of the latest and greatest hypes in IT was blockchain. And, as always with new IT trends, it took a while to get from the hype into a real-life production environment. First things first, blockchain, a quick refresh. To start off; it’s not a product, like the internet isn’t a […]

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Ransomware attacks levels up, again!

Remember WannaCry? When a group of unknown threat actors carried out one of the largest ransomware attacks of its kind, hundreds of thousands of computers in 150 countries got infected. Wannacry hit the news barely a month ago! Fast forward 1 month…Yesterday, newsmedia around the world reported on a similar attack with ransomware called Petya. […]

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Security and Business Redefined – Watson Amsterdam Summit Security recap

On June 14 more than 350 delegates joined the Watson Amsterdam Summit to learn how cognitive technology is transforming sectors, companies and professions. So, what about security? A CISO should help facilitate innovation; watching and waiting are not an option. Cyber threats, however, are increasing, and let’s not forget about regulations – anyone ready yet […]

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Watson and Cybersecurity: The big data challenge

Security is increasingly seen as a big data issue. The challenge these days is less about noticing that something isn’t right. The security landscape in 2016 was rocked with over 4 billion compromised records exposed. X-Force observed that tried and true methods like SQL injection, brute force attacks, malware toolkits and ransomware continue to be […]

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Redefining Business and Security. Come see us at the Watson Amsterdam Summit on June 14

Cognitive technology is transforming sectors, companies and professions – and it’s happening right now! On June 14, at the Watson Amsterdam Summit, we’ll be taking a very close look at what this means for security. As a CISO you need to help facilitate innovation, right? You cannot watch and wait, while your competitors press ahead […]

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Mijn ransomware relaas: Hoe twee muisklikken bijna een bedrijf om zeep hielpen

De recentelijke, grootschalige ransomware aanval WannaCry2  wist tot maar liefst 99 landen door te dringen en maakte alom slachtoffers. In Groot-Brittanië werden enkele ziekenhuizen zelfs gehinderd bij hun ‘core business’ en moesten bijvoorbeeld operaties uitstellen. Dit toont maar weer eens aan hoe ingrijpend ransomware kan zijn, en dat niemand veilig is. Onze Ransomware Response Guide […]

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Watson and Cybersecurity: The big data challenge

Security is increasingly seen as a big data issue. The challenge these days is less about noticing that something isn’t right. The security landscape in 2016 was rocked with over 4 billion compromised records exposed. X-Force observed that tried and true methods like SQL injection, brute force attacks, malware toolkits and ransomware continue to be […]

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