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Cyber Resilience Showdown: AT&T vs Verizon

As the two leading mobile telecom providers in the U.S., AT&T and Verizon are perpetually at war on almost all fronts—pricing, quality of service, network coverage, and more. But with data breaches at an all time high, security fitness may soon become a critical factor for consumers evaluating wireless service providers. Let's find out how the two compare when it comes to measures of enterprise cyber resilience.

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Topics: CSTAR, cybersecurity

Which Fast Food Chain is Next in Line to Get Hacked?

Arby's announced last week that its recently disclosed data breach may impact 355,000 credit card holders that dined at its restaurants between October 2016 and January 2017. Are fast food vendors resilient enough to sustain future cyber attacks and—more importantly—protect consumers against online threats?

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Topics: CSTAR, cyber risk

This Thing We Call DevOps — A Valentine's Day Love Story

The love story between Development and Operations has thus far been filled with high drama, a relationship nurtured out of adversity versus love at first sight. Implementation tears have been shed, lessons have been learned along the way, but where is this romance going—and what lies ahead for the couple in 2017 and beyond?

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Topics: IT automation, devops

How Cyber Resilient Are The Top Online Banks?

Booksellers and electronics retailers aren't the only brick-and-mortar businesses challenged by the rise of highly agile, online-only competitors—traditional retail banking institutions also face stiff competition from Internet-based consumer banking upstarts. But are these born-in-the-cloud banks and financial services offerings safer than their traditional counterparts? Let's take a look at the leading online banks to see if they're equipped to handle today's cyber threats.

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Topics: security, CSTAR, cyber risk

Are Leading IoT Vendors Putting Customers at Risk?

On October 21st, 2016, DNS provider DYN suffered from the largest DDoS attack in history, leaving much of the Internet inaccessible to Europe and North America. The unprecedented event saw cyber attackers orchestrating swathes of Mirai malware-infected IoT and connected devices to perform DNS lookup requests from tens of millions of IP addresses—impressive, but hardly sophisticated: the malware gained privileged access by using public, default passwords. Are IoT companies doing enough to secure their "things" against nefarious actors?

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Topics: security, CSTAR, cyber risk

How Secure Are the World's Leading Airlines?

With all the conveniences of modern air travel—mobile check-ins, e-gates, in-flight wifi, and more—it's easy to assume that the world's leading airlines have addressed the inherent cyber risks of digitization. But the safety of in-air passengers is just one aspect of airline customer security; are these companies doing their best to protect customers against online security compromises? Let's take a look at the world's leading airlines to find out. 

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Topics: security, CSTAR, cyber risk

Shorten Your Detection Cycle with UpGuard's Events System

UpGuard's Events systems provides a communication hub to send the data that UpGuard gathers to external systems. Integration between technologies is critical to high performing digital businesses, and UpGuard's Events system provides a simple way to get the information you need the places where you need it.

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Topics: events, features

CES 2017 Highlights: Which Vendors Are Putting Consumers at Risk?

Every year, leading tech/gadget vendors descend upon the world's largest consumer electronics show in an exuberant display of product design wizardry, cutting edge innovation, and of course—a requisite dose of ridiculousness. This year's focus was on connected cars and VR, with IoT device and wearable tech manufacturers out in full force, per the usual. Let's see how good the best of CES 2017 are at protecting customers against cyber attacks.

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Topics: security, CSTAR, cyber risk

Top 11 Cybersecurity Predictions for 2017

2016 was arguably the year when cybersecurity events entered into the global stream of consciousness, from the sabotage of national banks to the hacking of elections. And though we're barely into 2017, the breach announcements have already begun: on January 3rd, a data breach was discovered involving the sensitive data of health workers employed by the US military's Special Operations Command (SOCOM). An increase in government-related security incidents is one of our top predictions for 2017—here are 11 other cybersecurity predictions for the new year.

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Topics: security, CSTAR, cyber risk

Grinches Out in Full Force Scamming Online Holiday Shoppers

Retailers aren’t the only ones benefiting from increased sales around the holidays — scammers and hackers are seeing their own bump in business.

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Topics: hack, cyber attack, cybersecurity, data breach

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