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Poll: Tips for Flagging Credit Card Data in QA and Lab Environments

PCI-compliant organizations must flag and report on credit card data found within lab and QA environments, but what is the best way to accomplish that? In this Viewpoints report, IANS Faculty Davi Ottenheimer, Jake Williams and Justin Leapline recommend some strategies.

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Cybersecurity Salaries: Security Architect

Security architects earn a median salary of $132,000 nationally, with San Francisco the high-water mark with a median salary of $160,000. Washington D.C. comes in second among major metropolitan areas with a median salary of $145,000.

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Best Practices for Managing Old Indicators of Compromise (IoCs)

Every IoC has a half life, but what is it exactly? In this Ask-an-Expert written response, IANS Faculty Mick Douglas offers tips for determining when an IoC has reached its end of useful life, as well as some rules of thumb for retiring them.

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2018 Data Breaches: Total Number Down 23%, Exposed Records Up 126%

The number of breaches reported in the U.S. in 2018 was down 23 percent, from 1,632 to 1,244. However, the number of personally identifiable information (PII) records exposed in 2018 jumped 126 percent from 197.6 million to 446.5 million.

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Understand the Ramifications of a Data Breach

What's the best way to gauge the cost of a data breach to a financial services organization? In this Ask-an-Expert written response, IANS Faculty Rebecca Herold says it's important to consider common hard costs (direct, residual, etc.) in addition to softer, harder to measure impacts (e.g., brand damage and difficulty hiring).